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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Orlando Hospitals Say They Won't Bill Victims Of Pulse Nightclub Shooting
Two Florida hospitals treating survivors of the mass shooting will be looking for other sources of payment — or waiving fees altogether — instead of making victims pay for their treatment.

The 'Young Invincibles': A Huge Hurdle For Obamacare
Young, healthy people referred to as "young invincibles" pose a serious challenge to the success of President Obama's expanded health care coverage, the Affordable Care Act.
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#NeverTrump Candidate McMullin Envisions A Country Of Understanding, Respect
Many consider Evan McMullin, an independent candidate for president, to be an alternative to Donald Trump for conservative voters.
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Questions About Obamacare's Future As Health Insurers Back Out
Aetna announced this week it's dropping out of Obamacare exchanges in 11 of the 15 states where the company has been competing. UnitedHealth and Humana are also scaling back their Obamacare business raising questions about the future of government run exchanges.
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Where Insurers' Exits Are Hurting Obamacare Exchanges — And Where They Aren't
Competition on some exchanges will be diminished next year when three of the nation's largest health insurers drop out. Still, most marketplace consumers won't see any ill effects from the moves.

Aetna CEO To Justice Department: Block Our Deal And We'll Drop Out Of Obamacare
A July letter from Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini to the Justice Department said the company would pull back from health insurance exchanges if the government opposed the company's merger with Humana.

Aetna Joins Other Major Insurers In Pulling Back From Obamacare
The exit of insurers from exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act represents a fresh challenge to the viability of the president's signature health care law.
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Insurers' Fine Print May Exclude Health Care Important To Women
It can be hard to figure out if genetic tests for breast and ovarian cancer and other services important to women are covered, because health plans often don't list them in the summary of benefits.

After Criticism, Trump Adds Women To His Economic Advisory Team
The new advisers include several longtime GOP fundraisers and critics of Hillary Clinton. The GOP presidential nominee's initial list last week consisted entirely of white men.

FACT CHECK: Clinton Lays Out Economic Plan In Contrast To Trump
Clinton argued that her plan would boost the middle class while Trump's plan "would give trillions in tax cuts to big corporations, millionaires, and Wall Street money managers."
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