Supreme Court Rules on Affordable Care Act


On Thursday, June 28th, 2012 the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its ruling on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. Compiled here are stories leading up to the momentous decision as well as analysis and reaction following the ruling.

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White House Tries To Ease Hispanic Caucus Frustrations
Many were disappointed when President Obama announced he would delay immigration reform until after mid-term elections. NPR's Wade Goodwyn talks to White House domestic policy chief Cecilia Munoz.
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Judge: Government Can't Arbitrate The Truth In Politics
A federal judge has struck down an Ohio law that banned lies in political ads. He ruled that it is up to voters to decide what the truth is.
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How To Spot A Vulnerable House Democrat
Thirteen Democrats voted with Republicans this week on what could be the final "message" votes heading into the midterm elections.

Health Costs Inch Up As Obamacare Kicks In
While there were increases in the second quarter of this year, they don't appear to be pushing the growth in health spending toward the painful levels of a decade ago.

Employer-Sponsored Health Costs Rose Modestly In 2014
Health insurance premiums went up only a little more than inflation this year, according to a new survey. The average family plan cost about $16,800. That's a 3 percent increase over last year.
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Can I Buy Insurance After Being Injured In An Accident?
The health law's ban on pre-existing conditions doesn't mean you can buy a plan after you get sick. Most people have to wait for the open enrollment period.

Scott Brown Captures N.H. Republican Senate Nomination
The former Republican senator from Massachusetts will face Democratic incumbent Jeanne Shaheen in November. If Brown wins, he would become only the third U.S. senator to represent more than one state.

New Drug Czar Tackles Weed, Prescription Pain Pills
Robert Siegel talks to Michael Botticelli, acting head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, about battling drug abuse at a time when drug laws are changing around the country.
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Healthy Food? Huddle House Won't Be Serving That Anytime Soon
Huddle House says its customers don't want healthy options or calorie counts. But by defying healthy trends, the chain seems increasingly — and unapologetically — out of step with the competition.

Replacing An Ambulance With A Station Wagon
There's nothing like an ambulance when you really need one, but they're expensive, and a lot of people who call an ambulance would actually be better served with a different, cheaper kind of care.
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