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Obama Health Care Law

Rick Scott Fails Fact-Check

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.01.2011 | Politics

Florida Gov. Rick Scott's (R) claim that the Affordable Care Act is "not the law of the land" was ruled "false" Thursday by PolitiFact, the fact-check...

States' Health Care Hypocrisy Revealed

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 01.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Federal officials announced Tuesday they are awarding more money to help states carry out President Barack Obama's health care over...

'They're The Same F***ing Bill'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Politics

Jonathan Gruber, an M.I.T. economist hired by Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney to help craft health care reform, sharply criticized the Republican presi...

Scalia, Thomas Dine With Health Care Law Challengers

The Los Angeles Times | James Oliphant | Posted 01.15.2012 | Politics

The day the Supreme Court gathered behind closed doors to consider the politically divisive question of whether it would hear a challenge to President...

Obama Health Care Law Debate Could Go Beyond The Court

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 01.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's historic health care overhaul divided the nation from the day he signed it into law, and that seems unlike...

New Administration Program Offers Big Cash Rewards For Ideas

AP | Posted 01.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is tapping the health care overhaul law to advance its economic agenda, a political priority for the White...

Health Care's Big Constitutional Test Looms

Lyle Denniston | Posted 01.10.2012 | Politics
Lyle Denniston

America's constitutional debate over health care enters a new and critical stage this morning: the U.S. Supreme Court is set to begin a process that could lead to a final decision on the fate of the massive new federal law.

Court Ruling Upholds Health Care Reform

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A conservative-leaning appeals court panel on Tuesday upheld the constitutionality of President Barack Obama's health care law, as ...

Repeal Obamacare Overnight? Not Quite.

AP | CALVIN WOODWARD and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — To hear some Republican presidential candidates tell it, the president's pen is a magic wand that can make "Obamacare" vanish in on...

Who Invented The Word 'Obamacare'?

Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics

It is used in rallying cries by Republicans nationwide, but who is responsible for crafting the now omnipresent term "Obamacare?" The Atlantic has ...

Romney's Healthcare Plan Was Model For Obamacare | Michael Isikoff | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

Newly obtained White House records provide fresh details on how senior Obama administration officials used Mitt Romney’s landmark health-care law in...

The Simple Answer to the "Individual Mandate" Question

Paul Abrams | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Now that the Obama administration has decided to appeal directly to the Supreme Court, the question is front-and-center.

Sam Stein

Mitt Romney's Romneycare Hasn't Been The Campaign Pothole It Appeared To Be | Sam Stein | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It was supposed to be the catacomb for his presidential ambitions, a policy so poisonous for Republican voters that he'd have to abandon...

GOP Candidates Defend Their Health Care Law

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 11.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — It's a massive health care entitlement with unfunded future costs over $7 trillion. Many conservatives are still upset at the way i...

Despite Major Warnings, Controversial Health Care Program Was Added

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Even as leading Democrats offered assurances to the contrary, government experts repeatedly warned that a new long-term care insura...

Federal Judge Strikes Down Key Health Care Law Provision

AP | MARC LEVY | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The requirement in the national health-care overhaul law that individuals buy health insurance is unconstitutional, a federal ...

Employers Consider Ending Health Benefits

AP | Posted 10.24.2011 | Business

INDIANAPOLIS — A new survey from a large benefits consultant says nearly one of every 10 mid-sized or big employers expects to stop offering hea...

Supreme Court Justice, Tea Party Wife Wage War On Obama Health Care Law

The New Yorker | Posted 10.22.2011 | Politics

It has been, in certain respects, a difficult year for Clarence Thomas. In January, he was compelled to amend several years of the financial-disclosur...

Court Rules Key Health Care Law Provision Unconstitutional

AP | GREG BLUESTEIN | Posted 10.12.2011 | Politics

ATLANTA — A federal appeals panel struck down the centerpiece of President Barack Obama's sweeping health care overhaul Friday, moving the argum...

Ohio To Vote On Health Care Law Opt-Out Amendment

AP | ANDY BROWNFIELD | Posted 09.26.2011 | Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Voters will get the chance to decide whether Ohio can opt out of the national health care overhaul after the state's top electi...

New Book About Obama's Mother Stirs Controversy

Posted 09.13.2011 | Politics

A new book about the life of Barack Obama's mother is casting doubt on an anecdote shared by the president during his 2008 election campaign and subse...

New Move On Health Care Law Sets Stage For Battles In The States

Posted 09.11.2011 | Politics

By Alina Selyukh and Anna Yukhananov WASHINGTON - The Obama administration proposed a framework for health insurance exchanges that gives state...

Obama Health Care Law Glitch Opens Medicaid To Millions Of Middle-Class Americans

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's health care law would let several million middle-class people get nearly free insurance meant for the poor...

Obama Administration Ending Controversial Health Care Waiver Program

AP | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 08.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Removing a potential political distraction ahead of next year's elections, the Obama administration Friday announced an early end to a h...

Sam Stein

Health Care Law's Defenders See Good Signs In Latest Court Hearing | Sam Stein | Posted 07.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The most telling element of Tuesday’s Appeals Court arguments over the constitutionality of the president’s health care legislation ...