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Supreme Court Health Care Ruling

Scalia: Health Care Ruling Is 'Water Over The Dam'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said Wednesday that while he was surprised by the court's decision to uphold President Obama's health care law, t...

Details Emerge On John Roberts' Health Care Flip

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics

Three months after the Supreme Court handed down its landmark ruling on President Obama's health care law, new details have emerged on Chief Justice J...

House GOP, Agency Head Spar Over Health Care Law

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 08.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans on Thursday grilled the head of the Internal Revenue Service on the agency's decision to apply the health care law's t...

The Democratization of Health Care: The Higgs Field and Health Care Reform

Gary Puckrein | Posted 09.23.2012 | Politics
Gary Puckrein

Our ancestors were obliged to accept maintenance of their health and well-being as a baffling, random struggle where chance routinely overrode knowledge and skill. Medical science is teaching us that we can reverse that relationship.

Scalia Denies 'Falling Out' With Roberts

AP | JESSE J. HOLLAND | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Justice Antonin Scalia said Wednesday he hasn't had a "falling out" with Chief Justice John Roberts over the Supreme Court's landma...

For GOP Governors, Turning Down Obamacare May Be Risky

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 09.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — For Gov. Rick Perry, saying "no" to the federal health care law could also mean turning away up to 1.3 million Texans, nearly half ...

The Democratization of Health Care: Smallers Call for a Round Three

Gary Puckrein | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics
Gary Puckrein

If government is the dominant insurer, how can we give consumers and providers the greatest latitude to interact so that a dynamic and thriving market place survives the reforms?

Dem Govs Attack Sarah Palin's 'Lie'

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics

As the National Governors Association conference kicks off Friday, the nation's Democratic governors are attacking what they say are lies being told b...

GOP Continues To Press Contraception Challenge

AP | GRANT SCHULTE and SEAN MURPHY | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics

LINCOLN, Neb. — Seven states trying to block part of the federal health care law that requires contraception coverage will continue with their l...

House GOP's Obamacare Repeal Efforts Reportedly Cost Nearly $50 Million

Posted 07.12.2012 | Politics

While Republicans lambast the cost of implementing health care reform, a new report shows that their efforts to repeal the law have come at a major co...

Are These Judges Really Conservatives?

Bennett L. Gershman | Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics
Bennett L. Gershman

The label "conservative" is really meaningless to these people. An "activist" judge is fine, as long as his or her activism supports your politics.

GOP Candidate Clarifies Controversial Cancer Comments

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.09.2012 | Politics

Republican congressional candidate Chris Collins, who last week caused a stir when he claimed that "people now don't die" from prostate and breast can...

How CNN, Fox News Initially Got It Wrong

Posted 07.09.2012 | Media

As the Supreme Court released its ruling on President Obama's landmark Affordable Care Act, media networks scrambled to digest the complicated decisio...

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...

11 Ways to Profit From Health Care Reform

Gene Marks | Posted 09.05.2012 | Small Business
Gene Marks

While so many businesses are figuring out how this change in health insurance law will affect them, many others are doing what Americans do best: figuring out how to profit. Because that's what smart entrepreneurs do.

Health Care Was Only the Supreme Court's 2nd Most Important Decision Last Week

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Chief Justice Roberts' opinion upholding the Affordable Care Act, coupled with his rejection of limits on campaign contributions, is completely consistent with his history as a servant of America's corporate oligarchy.

Scalia's Critics Fault Justice Over Politics

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 07.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Justice Antonin Scalia ended his 26th year on the Supreme Court with a string of losses in the term's biggest cases and criticism that h...

Sam Stein

Romney: Individual Mandate 'Is A Tax'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 07.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Contradicting his own top campaign adviser, Mitt Romney on Wednesday declared that the individual mandate contained in President Barack ...

Scalia Under Fire Following Contentious Decisions

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 09.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Justice Antonin Scalia drew unusually critical attention during this past Supreme Court term for comments he made in court and in h...

Shock Report: Roberts Also Wrote Health Care Dissent

www.salon.com | Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics

This weekend CBS News' Jan Crawford reported that Chief Justice John Roberts switched his vote in regard to upholding the bulk of the Affordable Care ...

Roberts Saves Obamacare: Now the Real Work of Reform Begins

Arianna Huffington | Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

The narrow survival of the Affordable Care Act last week was certainly cause for celebration. But as the jubilation subsides, it's important to realize that having avoided what would have been a giant step backward doesn't mean we've taken a giant step forward.

John Roberts Chose Decency Over Ideology

Lisa McElroy | Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics
Lisa McElroy

I think that the John Roberts realized that his judicial ethics overrode his ideology in the ACA case. Deeper than his ideological streak, I think, is the Chief's decent streak, his "do the right thing as I see it" streak.

West Takes On Team Romney

Politico | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics

Rep. Allen West suggested late Monday that Mitt Romney re-evaluate his campaign advisers, hours after top Romney aide Eric Fehrnstrom said on TV that ...

Health Care Reform Leftovers

Jared Bernstein | Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

There is a lot of crazy stuff on the airwaves regarding the Supreme Court's upholding of the Affordable Care Act. Republicans are viciously attacking the ruling because it introduces a new "tax" on people who don't have coverage. As I and many others have stressed, this tax is a free-rider penalty. It is a personal responsibility fee for not saddling the rest of us with your health care costs, thereby imposing an implicit tax on the rest of us. And it hits 1-2% of the population. You thought personal responsibility was supposed to be a conservative value? Not, apparently, when the dreaded tax word is invoked. I get it: silliness pervades in an election year... but really? Taxes happen in societies -- and according to a Supreme Court justice from a saner time, they're "the price we pay for a civilized society."