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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Trump Officials Approve Tennessee's Controversial Request To Revamp Medicaid Funding
The plan, long endorsed by conservatives, would give the state broad flexibility in running its health insurance program for the poor, while capping annual federal funding for the program.

When Biden Takes Office, Undoing Trump's Health Policies Won't Be Easy
Democrats control the new Congress by such a slim margin that passing health laws will be daunting. Instead Biden may have to use executive authority to advance his health care vision.

In Georgia Runoffs, Dems Are Running Hard On Health Care. Republicans? Not So Much
The two Democratic challengers for the U.S. Senate believe focusing on health care during a pandemic will motivate voters for the Jan. 5 runoff. If both win, their party will control the U.S. Senate.

Think Your Health Care Costs Are Covered? Beware The 'Junk' Insurance Plan
Whether you're looking for coverage online or through a broker, be sure to note the difference between a comprehensive health plan and a "junk" plan with limited benefits and coverage restrictions.

Hey, COVID-19 Long-Haulers: Take Care In Shopping For Health Insurance
Anyone with lingering effects of COVID-19 should be extra careful in picking a 2021 health plan, specialists say. You now have a "pre-existing condition" that could increase medical expenses in 2021.

The Affordable Care Act At The Supreme Court (Again)
Is the Affordable Care Act out of the woods?
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Despite ACA Coverage Gains, Millions Still Suffer 'Catastrophic' Health Care Costs
The president-elect has vowed to strengthen the Affordable Care Act, which gave millions of Americans health insurance. But many insured people still struggle to pay for health care, research finds.

Can Biden Expand Obamacare Without A Majority In The Senate?
NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Kathleen Sebelius, who helped implement the Affordable Care Act while serving as secretary of Health and Human Services from 2009-2014, about the future of Obamacare.
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The Affordable Care Act's Future Is In The Hands Of The Supreme Court — Again
More than 20 million people rely on the Affordable Care Act for health insurance.
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Supreme Court Appears Likely To Uphold Obamacare
At least two of the court's conservative justices seemed to suggest the law should stand whether or not the individual mandate is found unconstitutional.
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