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 Health Care Bill Appears Dead After Sen. Collins Declares Opposition
The latest effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act appears to be blocked after Maine Sen. Susan Collins opposed the bill. Her opposition means the bill cannot pass the Senate with only GOP support.
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GOP Lawmakers Present Revised Version Of Graham-Cassidy Health Bill
Lawmakers presented a revised vision of the Graham-Cassidy bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, and on Monday, several witnesses talked about the bill at a Senate Finance Committee hearing.
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'Millions' Fewer Would Have Coverage Under GOP Health Bill, Says CBO Analysis
The Congressional Budget Office says it won't have time to analyze all the impacts of the latest GOP effort to repeal the ACA, but it says millions more would be uninsured than under current law.

3 GOP Senators Oppose Graham-Cassidy, Effectively Blocking Health Care Bill
Maine Sen. Susan Collins says she'll vote no on the latest push to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. That once again leaves the GOP short of the votes it needs to pass a health care bill.

Graham-Cassidy Health Care Hearing Starts With Eruption Of Protests
During a Senate Finance Committee hearing about the Republicans' last-ditch effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, it became clear the legislation would not have the votes to pass.

Democratic Sen. Wyden On Revisions To Latest GOP Health Care Bill
The Senate Finance Committee on Monday holds the only public hearing on the Graham-Cassidy health care bill. Mary Louise Kelly talks to Sen. Ron Wyden and NPR's Susan Davis about the measure.
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American Hospital Association CEO Explains His Opposition To Graham-Cassidy Bill
NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Rick Pollack, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association, about his opposition to the Graham-Cassidy health care reform bill. He says the bill risks losing tens of millions of people's insurance and does nothing to stabilize the insurance market.
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GOP Tweaks Current Effort To Replace Obamacare
Mary Louise Kelly talks to Sen. Ron Johnson, a chief sponsor of the GOP health care proposal, about efforts to get the needed votes to pass it. NPR's Susan Davis analyzes Johnson's comments.
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News Brief: NFL Players React To Trump Tweet, Germany's Elections
Football players knelt, linked arms or stayed off the field during the national anthem following President Trump's tweet on Friday. German voters gave Chancellor Merkel another four years in office.
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What's Next For The Affordable Care Act?
Julie Rover, chief Washington Correspondent for Kaiser Health News, talks about the state of health care in the U.S. today, and how it could move forward.
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