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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If Supreme Court Strikes Federal Exchange Subsidies, Health Law Could Unravel
A decision against subsidies would undermine the government-run insurance marketplaces that are backbone of the Affordable Care Act.

Administration Warns Employers: Don't Dump Sick Workers From Plans
Brokers and consultants have told large employers they could save money by shifting workers with expensive health conditions into insurance marketplace exchanges. Now that has been deemed illegal.

Turning 21? Here's How To Avoid A Big Hike In Health Premiums
Coming of age can also mean a whopping 58 percent jump in the cost of your insurance. Shop carefully to pick a plan that strikes the right balance between benefits and cost.

Upfront Costs Of Going Digital Overwhelm Some Doctors
Physicians with small practices may be especially hard hit by federal regulations that aim to bring doctoring into the digital age in 2015.
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Want A Calorie Count With That? FDA Issues New Rules For Restaurants
Years in the making, the new rules will require chain restaurants with 20 or more locations to post calorie information on their menus. Even movie theaters and vending machines are covered.
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Republicans File Suit Against Obama Administration Over Health Law
House Republicans have been threatening to sue President Obama over executive actions he's taken on the Affordable Care Act. Today, they pulled the trigger.

White House Acknowledges Over-Counting Obamacare Signups
The administration said some people who had dental plans separate from their health care coverage were mistakenly counted twice. The GOP says it was a deliberate attempt to inflate the numbers.

7 Questions About The President's Immigration Plan Answered
The president's executive action will grant temporary relief to some of the nearly 12 million immigrants who are living in the United States illegally. Here's what you should know.

Bennett Miller On Making The True-Life Crime Film 'Foxcatcher'
Foxcatcher is about wealthy heir John du Pont who hosted Olympic wrestlers on his estate. The director talks about casting Steve Carrell, the challenge of filming wrestling scenes and his film Capote.
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Native Americans Urged To Sign Up For Private Insurance
The second round of buying health insurance on the Affordable Care Act exchanges has started. Health officials say Native Americans may have much to gain by buying insurance there.
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