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 Leaders Urge Return To 'High-Risk Insurance Pools' That Critics Call Costly
Some Republicans in Congress say they could partly fix the federal health law by again separating people who buy insurance into two categories — sick and healthy. Critics say it won't save money.
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'Heed The Protests' Over Obamacare, 'National Review' Editor Says
Rich Lowry of the National Review has some advice for GOP leaders. He tells Scott Simon about similarities he sees between recent protests at town hall meetings and the early days of the Tea Party.
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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman On Fighting Trump Travel Ban
Steve Inskeep talks to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman about his legal challenges to the White House's travel ban and other ways he is opposing President Trump's agenda.
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Court Strikes Down Florida Law Barring Doctors From Discussing Guns With Patients
A federal appeals court ruled that part of the state's "Docs vs. Glocks" law limiting what doctors can ask patients about guns in the home violates the First Amendment right to free speech.

Republican Health Care Proposal Would Cover Fewer Low-Income Families
The plan that House Republicans discussed Thursday would replace Affordable Care Act subsidies with tax credits and cut Medicaid funds to the states.
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An Indiana Mayor On The Way Forward For Democrats
Peter Buttigieg is the mayor of South Bend, Ind., who's running for DNC chair. He says issues like "economic fairness" and voting rights should appeal to both white working-class and minority voters.
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The Perplexing Psychology Of Saving For Health Care
Even many people eligible for a health savings account who have extra cash to contribute to one don't do it. Therapists say that's partly because nobody wants to admit they will get old or sick.

Shorter Enrollment Period For Obamacare Proposed By Administration
The White House is proposing changes to the Affordable Care Act to stabilize the insurance market as Congress moves to repeal and replace the sweeping health care law.
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Progressives Push New York Attorney General To Investigate Trump
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and other state attorneys general have been examining how Trump's presidential actions could conflict with his continuing corporate interests.

Obamacare And Affordable Care Act Are The Same, But Americans Still Don't Know That
Morning Consult Chief Research Officer Kyle Dropp talks about a recent survey which shows one third of respondents are still confused about the Affordable Care Act and what repealing it would mean.
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