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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GOP Bill Could Undercut Some Coverage In Job-Based Insurance
If states opted to change so-called essential health benefits, as the current health care bill allows, out-of-pocket spending limits and caps on coverage in large group insurance plans could weaken.

As GOP Tarries On Health Bill, Funding For Children's Health Languishes
The delay in coming up with a bill to replace the Affordable Care Act is making it hard for Congress to reauthorize funding for health care for 9 million children through the popular CHIP program.

Fact Check: 'We Don't Have Health Care In This Country,' Trump Says
The president said on Thursday the Affordable Care Act is "dead. It's gone." The Senate is considering repeal legislation passed by the House, but Obamacare isn't faring as badly as Trump suggests.

Secret To Maine's Touted High-Risk Pool? Enough Money
GOP legislators say Maine's "invisible high-risk pool" was a good model for how to insure people who have pre-existing conditions. Critics say Maine's program was much better funded than the GOP plan.

From A Millennial To Her Peers: Want to Help The Underserved? Sign Up For Insurance
A law student was touched when she had a seizure during a big exam and classmates dropped everything to help. But if you really want to help sick people, she says, "you'll sign up for health care."

For Families With Special Needs, Vouchers Bring Choices, Not Guarantees
Florida has the most choices of any state for students with special needs: public, private, charter and home schooling. Still, some families can't find a good fit.
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Candidates Confront GOP Health Care Bill In Montana Special Election
Health care is on the minds of many potential voters in Montana, but the House health bill itself is unlikely to sway entrenched Republican voters in the special election next week.
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Trump Refusal to 'Bail Out' Insurers Might End Up Making Policies Cheaper
It's a weird twist: If the government refuses to reimburse insurance companies for cost-sharing subsidies, it could make health insurance a lot cheaper for people buying on the exchanges in 2018.

GOP Health Bill Penalizes Patients Who Let Insurance Lapse
In some states, a break in health coverage of more than 63 days would let insurers charge premiums of any price for a year — putting health insurance out of reach for many sick people, analysts say.

Secret Republican Senate Talks Are Shaping Health Care Legislation
A group of 13 Republican senators is leading the negotiations to craft a new bill to repeal and replace most of the Affordable Care Act. Senators plan to vote by the August recess.

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