Articles Tagged 'health care law'

More legal challenges to ACA on way

July 5, 2012
By JENNIFER HABERKORN | Politico The Supreme Court lawsuit isn’t the end of the legal challenges to the health care law — and the next ones just might help Republicans keep pushing their favorite political hot buttons. The next wave of lawsuits likely wouldn’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

July 5, 2012
By Mitchell Landsberg, Los Angeles Times WOLFEBORO, NH — Contradicting one of his senior advisors, Mitt Romney said Wednesday that the individual mandate in President …

Obama Health-Insurance Decision Passes Political ‘Hot Potato’ to States

December 19, 2011
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. 16 ruling, coming less than a year before the presidential elections, gives states the power to set coverage… READ MORE

Health case raises recusal questions for Kagan, Thomas

November 16, 2011
By Stephen Dinan-The Washington Times The Supreme Court’s announcement Monday that it will hear challenges to President Obama’s health care law put a spotlight on Justice Elena Kagan, who worked in the administration while the law was being written and, conservatives argue, helped craft its legal defense. “Before the Supreme Court case is heard, we need to know if Justice… READ MORE

Obama opposes repeal of healthcare program suspended last week

October 18, 2011
By Julian Pecquet - 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 …

House puts health care measure on Fla. ballot

May 5, 2011
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – 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

February 17, 2011
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 sent Monday. “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 ‘Pursuit of Happiness’ Language and 14th Amendment Authorize Congress to Force People to Buy Health Insurance

January 21, 2011
By Nicholas Ballasy ( -Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) said on Tuesday that the government should require individuals to buy health insurance and cited the Preamble to the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence’s “pursuit of happiness” language and the 14th Amendment as the sources of Congress’ authority to enact such a mandate. “I think people should be required to get health… READ MORE

Justices won’t hear challenge to health-care law

November 9, 2010
By 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 Democrats’ Vulnerability

November 5, 2010
By KEVIN SACK, The New York Times ATLANTA — 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

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