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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Obama Expected To Release Rule Governing Overtime
The plan raises the cap under which most workers must get overtime for working more than 40 hours a week. It doesn't require congressional approval, but is expected to be criticized by businesses.
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Health Care Law Stands, Marriage Equality Expands: What Now For Republicans?
The Supreme Court's recent decisions are forcing Republicans to reconsider their strategy on these issues. NPR's Eric Westervelt talks with correspondent Mara Liasson about how the party is regrouping.
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A Less-Restrained Obama Finally Says 'Bucket'
With no elections left to run, President Obama appears to be acting on his joke from earlier this year about having a to-do list that, well, rhymes with "bucket."
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Who's Bill This Time
Bill Kurtis reads three quotes from the week's news: Judgy Judge, Flag Churning, Swift Retribution.
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GOP Presidential Candidates Vow To Continue Fight Against Obamacare
The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. When it comes to Republican presidential candidates, they say the political fight over Obamacare isn't going anywhere.
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Supreme Court Rulings, Confederate Flag, Mark Shift In Culture Wars
Supreme Court rulings on the Affordable Care Act and same-sex marriage this week, and the debate over the Confederate flag, mark the apparent end of several battles in the culture war.
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5 Challenges Still Facing Obamacare
The Supreme Court ruling affirming the legality of insurance subsidies for all eligible low-income Americans regardless of where they live clears up one big question. But there are others.

Supreme Court Vindicates President; Upholds Obamacare Subsidies
The high court preserved a key provision in Obama's signature health care law. Chief Justice John Roberts' written opinion seems to shut the door on further legal challenges to the law.
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Supreme Court Upholds Subsidies In Affordable Care Act
President Obama's signature health care law survived another challenge in the Supreme Court Thursday. NPR reports on the practical and political consequences, as Obama's agenda twists its way forward.
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Obama: Affordable Care Act Is 'Here To Stay'
The president said that after setbacks and successes, health care in America has been affirmed as "not a privilege for few, but a right for all."

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