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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IRS Head Says So Far, So Good For Obamacare's First Tax Season
Commissioner John Koskinen credits the lack of problems to software geeks who have been getting ready for years.

Alabama Judge Says Raising Money To Be Elected Is 'Tawdry'
Mixing judges with campaign contributions can lead to conflicts of interest. Fresh Air talks to retired Judge Sue Bell Cobb and the Center for American Progress' Billy Corriher.
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Indiana GOP To Revisit Law; Paper Weighs In With Full Page Editorial
The Religious Freedom Restoration Act stoked controversy almost from the moment it was passed by the state's GOP-dominated Legislature and signed by Gov. Mike Pence on Thursday.

In YouTube Video, Sen. Harry Reid Announces Retirement From Senate
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid will not seek a sixth term next year and will retire after three decades in the chamber. He endorsed Sen. Charles Schumer to replace him as Democratic leader.
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Sen. Harry Reid Says He Won't Seek Re-Election
The Democratic leader later told Nevada Public Radio he was endorsing Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York, the Senate's No. 3 Democrat, to succeed him as minority leader when his term ends in 22 months.

Medical Bills Linger, Long After Cancer Treatment Ends
A woman's family is stuck with medical charges for care she received after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Negotiating relief from the bills has become a part-time job for her daughter.
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Indiana's Governor Signs 'Religious Freedom' Bill
Among other things, the controversial new law would allow owners of businesses in the state to deny services to same-sex couples.

Critic Faults Alcoholics Anonymous For Lack Of Evidence
Writer Gabrielle Glaser challenges the usefulness of Alcoholics Anonymous in April's issue of The Atlantic. The program's tenets aren't based in science, she says, and other options may work better.
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Obamacare Five Years Later: Thriving Or On Political Life Support?
The health care law has sliced the number of uninsured by a third. Yet it remains deeply polarizing, and its fate could be decided by the Supreme Court and the coming presidential election.

Affordable Care Act Makes This Tax Season Painful For Many
Figuring out the penalty for not signing up for health insurance is just one complication. Tax filers who made more money last year than they anticipated may have to pay back some of their subsidy.

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