health care law
Jul 18, 2012 — Some conservative scholars think they may have discovered a flaw that could send the law back to court, or at least cause some big problems for its implementation.
Jul 1, 2012 — A new study says 13 congressional Democrats lost their seats in 2010 chiefly because they voted for the health care law. Today, they says they're pleased with the Supreme Court's move to uphold it. But will that help some of them regain their seats?
Jun 29, 2012 — Back when President Obama was urging Congress to pass his health care law, he rejected claims that the penalty for not obtaining insurance would amount to a tax. On Thursday, Chief Justice John Roberts begged to differ — while using the tax classification to save the law. And Republicans pounced.
Jun 29, 2012 — Thursday's ruling on the controversial health care law showed that perhaps it's best not to pay too much attention to how smoothly oral arguments go, or to the legal prognosticators who try to predict the outcomes.
Jun 15, 2012 — The country's most populous state is already implementing the law, and it hasn't slowed down in recent weeks as the rest of the country waits to hear from the Supreme Court. Officials say the state isn't doing any contingency planning in the case the law is overturned.
Mar 28, 2012 — What happens when impassioned demonstrators come this close to each other? Opponents and defenders of the new national health care law found out this week, sometimes facing off outside the U.S. Supreme Court as the justices inside heard three days of oral arguments on the law's constitutionality.
Apr 26, 2011 — Members of health care sharing ministries pay monthly shares and pool their money to cover each others' expenses. Under the new health law, ministry members are exempt from the mandate to buy individual coverage. But they may not be covered for expensive pre-existing conditions.
Mar 22, 2011 — In the wake of the passage of the federal health care overhaul law, a Washington State panel gets national notice for its payment rulings. Some critics see the panel as giving a chilling sign of the future through its decisions on what medical procedures and devices to pay for.
Mar 7, 2011 — Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, has a tough task ahead of him as he explains the differences between his health care law enacted when he was governor of Massachusetts and the new new federal health care law signed by President Obama.
Feb 8, 2011 — Harvard legal scholar Laurence Tribe argues the Supreme Court will follow precedent, not politics, in deciding on whether the new health care law is constitutional.