Articles Tagged 'health care law'
More legal challenges to ACA on way
ByÂ JENNIFER HABERKORNÂ | Politico
The Supreme Court lawsuit isnâ€™t the end of the legal challenges to theÂ health care lawÂ â€” and the next ones just might help Republicans keep pushing their favorite political hot buttons.
The next wave of lawsuits likely wouldnâ€™t put the whole law at stake, as the challenge to the individual mandate could have. But… READ MORE
Romney clarifies he believes individual healthcare mandate is a tax
By Mitchell Landsberg, Los Angeles Times
WOLFEBORO, NH — Contradicting one of his senior advisors,Â Mitt RomneyÂ said Wednesday that the individual mandate inÂ President … READ MORE
Obama Health-Insurance Decision Passes Political â€˜Hot Potatoâ€™ to States
By Alex Wayne – Bloomberg News
The Obama administration avoided a potentially brutal lobbying battle over the medical benefits insurers must cover under the U.S. health- care overhaul when it decided last week to hand the decision off to states.
The Dec. 16Â ruling, coming less than a year before the presidential elections, gives states the power toÂ set coverage… READ MORE
Health case raises recusal questions for Kagan, Thomas
ByÂ Stephen Dinan-The Washington Times
TheÂ Supreme Courtâ€™s announcement Monday that it will hear challenges to President Obamaâ€™s health care law put a spotlight onÂ Justice Elena Kagan, who worked in the administration while the law was being written and, conservatives argue, helped craft its legal defense.
â€œBefore theÂ Supreme CourtÂ case is heard, we need to know ifÂ Justice… READ MORE
Obama opposes repeal of healthcare program suspended last week
By Julian Pecquet -Â The Hill
President Obama is against repealing the health law’s long-term-care CLASS Act and might veto Republican efforts to do so, an administration official tells The Hill, despite the government’s announcement Friday that the program was dead in the water.
“We do not support repeal,” the official said Monday. “Repealing the CLASS Act isn’t necessary or … READ MORE
House puts health care measure on Fla. ballot
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –Â The Republican-controlled Florida Legislature has put an amendment on next year’s ballot aimed at thwarting the federal health care overhaul.
Republicans derided the federal law as “Obamacare” in debate Wednesday before a mostly party line 80-37 vote in the House.
The Senate passed the amendment (SJR 2) in March. It is sponsored by Senate President Mike Haridopolos,… READ MORE
Tea Party group to GOP: Don’t ‘reward collaborators’ on healthcare law
By Julian Pecquet -The Hill
Republicans should refuse to “reward collaborators” by not helping industry groups that supported the healthcare law unless they support its full repeal, the non-profit FreedomWorks told House leaders in a confidential memo
“Don’t reward collaborators,” the memo states.
The memo suggests repeal is within reach, and advises House leaders to start offering their… READ MORE
Rep. John Lewis Says Declaration’s â€˜Pursuit of Happinessâ€™ Language and 14th Amendment Authorize Congress to Force People to Buy Health Insurance
ByÂ Nicholas Ballasy (CNSNews.com)
-Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) said on Tuesday that the government should requireÂ individuals toÂ buy health insurance andÂ cited the Preamble to the Constitution, theÂ Declaration of Independenceâ€™s â€œpursuit of happinessâ€ languageÂ and theÂ 14th Amendment as the sources of Congressâ€™ authority to enact such a mandate.
â€œI think people should be required to get health… READ MORE
Justices won’t hear challenge to health-care law
ByÂ Robert Barnes, The Washington Post
More interesting is that there is no indication that Justice Elena Kagan sat out the decision on a challenge brought by a former California legislator. That could be an indication she sees no conflict in hearing cases involving health-care reform, despite her role in the Obama administration.
During her confirmation hearings, Kagan said that… READ MORE
Health Care Vote Only a Part of Democratsâ€™ Vulnerability
ByÂ KEVIN SACK, The New York Times
ATLANTA â€” In the end, it may have mattered less whether vulnerable Democratic incumbents voted for or against the health care law than that they simply had a D by their names.
Virtually every House Democrat from a swing district who took a gamble by voting for the health law made a bad… READ MORE