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GOP Rep: Patient With 'Massive Tumor' Shouldn't Have 'Millions' In Health Insurance Provided

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics

Rep. David Dreier (R-Calif.) said on Monday evening that he didn't believe highly expensive health care should be provided to uninsured patients with ...

The Supremes Say It's Okay to Steal Your Valor

Jessica Levinson | Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics
Jessica Levinson

The First Amendment protects not just what we want to say and hear, but also disgusting, despicable statements that we would rather people not say or hear.

Like It or Not, We Need to Help Dems Retake Congress

Jane White | Posted 09.07.2012 | Politics
Jane White

We need to re-elect the party of the 99%. If you've got money and/or the time, support their cause. Democrats may hold their noses when it comes to the Citizens United decision but when you're at war, you've got to fight fire with fire.

A Victory for America

Gregory Rockson | Posted 09.05.2012 | Impact
Gregory Rockson

While pundits and talk show hosts will continue to debate about the implications of this ruling, I remember the many ordinary families I encountered during the health fairs who like most Americans work so hard to provide for their families.

Surprising Survey Result On Young People And Health Care Law

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.06.2012 | College

Young adults were completely uniformed about what the U.S. Supreme Court decided in the landmark ruling health care reform. Two out of three people...

Law Professor's Brief Shapes Landmark Healthcare Decision

The Huffington Post | Alyssa Creamer | Posted 07.05.2012 | College

A Vanderbilt University law professor's brief on the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion provision helped shape the U.S. Supreme Court's recent r...

The Supreme Court Needs Fixing

Jess Coleman | Posted 09.04.2012 | Teen
Jess Coleman

After Marbury v. Madison, the Court went from the least significant branch to the most significant, reserving the right to overturn any law, regardless of popular support or precedent.

Mitt Romney Sours On Former Favorite Justice

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen and Patrick Svitek | Posted 07.05.2012 | Politics

Sounds like there's trouble in paradise. During a Republican debate in December, Mitt Romney was asked to name his favorite Supreme Court justice. ...

PHOTOS: Roberts Escapes To 'Impregnable Island Fortress'

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics

John Roberts has reached his " impregnable island fortress." The U.S. Supreme Court's chief justice arrived at the Mediterranean island of Malta on...

What Attending a Free Clinic Can Teach Every American About Health Care

Farihah Zaman | Posted 09.01.2012 | Politics
Farihah Zaman

I witnessed the visceral need for health care for all firsthand this April while filming a documentary about a free "pop-up" medical clinic set up on the NASCAR Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee by an organization called Remote Are Medical.

What Will Obamacare Mean For Homeless People?

Nan Roman | Posted 08.31.2012 | Impact
Nan Roman

By the latest count, some 107,000 people in America have disabling conditions and experience long periods or frequent episodes of homelessness: they a...

Alex Becker

On Obama Health Care Law, Republican Governors, Legislators Have Commitment Issues

HuffingtonPost.com | Alex Becker | Posted 07.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the wake of the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate, the battl...

Sweet Vindication For Solicitor General Who Argued Health Care Case

www.nytimes.com | Posted 06.30.2012 | Politics

The first call President Obama made after learning that the Supreme Court had upheld his health care law on Thursday was to thank his solicitor gener...

Health Care Reform Remains Deeply Unpopular

The New York Times | Peter Baker | Posted 06.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — On the day President Obama took the final step in turning the Affordable Care Act into law, his senior adviser, David Axelrod, predicte...

Voting My Religion: The Hypocrisy of the "Christian Right"

David J. Dunn, PhD | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics
David J. Dunn, PhD

I disagree with the way the Christian Right applies its values to its politics, but if conservative Christians are going to vote their values, then they should vote all of their values.

See Something, Say Something

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

On June 25th, the U.S. Supreme Court in Miller v. Alabama banned mandatory sentences of life in prison without parole for juveniles. This is a major victory for children and for America and a giant step forward for justice for children. Until this week, America was the only country in the world to routinely condemn children as young as 13 and 14 to die in prison. Now about two thousand people who were sentenced to die in prison as juveniles have hope for a new hearing and a new sentence. While it is disappointing that the Court did not ban the practice outright, we must keep working toward justice for children and end the devastating Cradle to Prison Pipeline crisis that leads to marginalized lives, imprisonment, and premature death.

HuffPost Reader Rejoices After ACA Ruling: 'Thank God! My Son Has A Future'

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 06.29.2012 | Politics

When Jackie Davis' son, now 25, was first diagnosed with juvenile diabetes ten years ago, Blue Cross Blue Shield told her he would be uninsurable. For...

Chief Justice Roberts and the Separation of Powers

Benjamin R. Barber | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics
Benjamin R. Barber

What is dangerous today about our ideological cleavages is not so much the political polarization they occasion, but the brewing disdain for our governing institutions.

Amanda Terkel

GOP Governors Resist Implementing Obamacare Despite Supreme Court Ruling

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Just because the Supreme Court affirmed that the Affordable Care Act is the law of the land, doesn't mean that Republican governors are ...

Jason Cherkis

SCOTUS Decision: How Did The Health Care Ruling Play Out In Battleground States?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 06.29.2012 | Politics

On Thursday, the Supreme Court weighed in with its ruling to uphold President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. Friday morning, across key 2012 batt...

SCOTUS to Mississippi: Discourse Regarding the Uninsured in America (Video)

SnagFilms | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics
SnagFilms

However you feel about this week's ruling, and whatever political and economic commentaries you hear in the coming weeks, remember to keep in mind Edward, Tracy, and the millions of others exactly like them who ought to be included in our thoughts and words about healthcare.

Hope Rules! On the Supreme Court's Ruling on Obamacare

Dr. Elaine Schattner | Posted 08.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Elaine Schattner

Chief Justice Roberts demonstrated that one person's out-of-the-box, thoughtful approach to a complex problem can change an outcome and save lives. The decision offers hope at three levels.

Did John Roberts Give Mitt Romney A Gift?

Marcia Angell, M.D. | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics
Marcia Angell, M.D.

The Supreme Court's decision to uphold Obamacare puts me in mind of the old proverb: Be careful what you wish for. Democrats on a victory lap should watch their step, because John Roberts may have given Mitt Romney a gift.

Roberts' Switch

Robert Reich | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

The Court has only the trust and confidence of average citizens. If it is viewed as politically partisan, that trust is in jeopardy. As Chief Justice, Roberts has a particular responsibility to maintain and enhance that trust. Nothing else explains John Roberts' switch.

Health Care Confusion

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics
Jerry Jasinowski

To the surprise of nearly everyone -- including me -- the Supreme Court declined to vacate Obamacare, declaring that the mandate was justified as a tax. This opens up a whole new can of worms with respect to both the substance and politics of the health care bill.