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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Week In Politics: Clinton Emails, Ferguson Police Department Report
NPR's Melissa Block speaks with political commentators E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and Ramesh Ponnuru, senior editor for the National Review and columnist for Bloomberg View. They discuss Hillary Clinton's private email server, the Affordable Care Act arguments in the Supreme Court and the Justice Department report on the Ferguson Police Department.
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State Lawmakers Keep Busy While Supreme Court Weighs Obamacare
Bills concerning health care exchanges are pending in at least 16 states. The measures are split pretty evenly between ones that seek to bolster the exchanges and those that would impede or bar them.

A Ruling Against Obamacare Would Have Broad Implications
If the Supreme Court strikes down subsidies, millions of people could no longer afford health insurance. And premiums for others would rise dramatically, as healthier people leave the marketplace.
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Justices Roberts And Kennedy Hold Key Votes In Health Law Case
No telling yet which side will win. But did Justice Kennedy's mixed signals Wednesday hint that he was leaning toward the administration's view of federal subsidies for health insurance?
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People With Eczema Are Itching For Better Health Care
Just a rash? Not if you have eczema. People with eczema often have a hard time finding appropriate health care and are apt to miss work dealing with the chronic skin problem, a study finds.

Few Clues On Health Law's Future Emerge In Supreme Court Arguments
Will the Supreme Court strike down tax credits that help moderate-income Americans afford coverage in the three dozen states where the marketplace is being run by the federal government?

Affordable Care Act To Face Critical Test At Supreme Court
The president's signature accomplishment — the Affordable Care Act — faces yet another critical test. On Wednesday the Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether Congress intended for the federal health insurance exchange to offer the same subsidies available to those in state exchanges.
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Round 2: Health Care Law Faces The Supreme Court Again
In King v. Burwell, Obamacare's opponents are challenging the ACA again, this time contending that a section of the law doesn't authorize subsidies to make mandated insurance affordable in 34 states.
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4 Reasons Both Parties Should Be Sweating Bullets Over King V. Burwell
The biggest political threat of the latest challenge to Obamacare is to the president, but Republicans wouldn't be winners either.

5 Things To Know About The Latest Supreme Court Challenge To Health Law
Millions of Americans might not be able to afford insurance if the Supreme Court rules the government erred in making subsidies available in all states. Arguments are

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