Articles Tagged 'new healthcare law'

Taxation’s legality is key to health reform

March 28, 2012
By Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times
One afternoon in 1934, Supreme Court Justice Harlan Fiske Stone decided to quietly help Labor Secretary Frances Perkins out of a jam. Her quandary was how to write a Social Security law that would survive scrutiny by the court’s conservative bloc. Stone, a progressive, pulled her aside during a tea party at his home, …

White House proposal seeks to quell objections to birth control coverage

March 17, 2012
By Noam N. Levey / Tribune Washington Bureau
The Obama administration moved Friday to further insulate religiously affiliated hospitals and universities from paying for birth control for their female employees if they object to providing the coverage on moral grounds. The new proposal, which follows a compromise announced by President Barack Obama last month, seeks to quell lingering objections from… READ MORE

Money slated for health law gets detoured

November 26, 2011
By Paige Winfield Cunningham-The Washington Times In cash-strapped Washington, President Obama’s $1 trillion health care law is presenting a tempting target for lawmakers seeking funds for other projects, as Congress last week raided the health care piggy bank for the third time in less than a year. Congress last week axed a part of Democrats’ signature domestic achievement to find… READ MORE

Gingrich knocked by right on healthcare

May 17, 2011
By Michael O’Brien -The Hill Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) on Monday sought to walk back his controversial remarks on healthcare after coming under… READ MORE

Supreme Court rejects early review of Virginia healthcare challenge

April 26, 2011
By Julian Pecquet -The Hill The Supreme Court announced Monday that it would not fast-track its review of Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s challenge against… READ MORE

House starts health care repeal debate

January 19, 2011
Washington (CNN) — House Republicans moved one step closer Tuesday to fulfilling their 2010 campaign promise to repeal President Barack Obama’s controversial health care overhaul. GOP leaders started a formal debate on a measure to repeal the overhaul, and have scheduled a repeal vote for Wednesday. The new Republican congressional majority, in keeping with its “repeal and replace” mantra, will… READ MORE

Key healthcare provisions take effect as GOP moves into House

December 29, 2010
By Jason Millman -The Hill Key parts of the new healthcare law will go into effect on Jan. 1, just before a Republican-controlled House returns to Washington. The massive overhaul of healthcare approved by Congress earlier this year will begin to take effect in 2011, though some of the biggest changes prompted by the law — including the mandate that… READ MORE

McDonnell eyes ‘finality’ in expedited suit

December 20, 2010
By Joseph Weber, The Washington Times Republican Gov. Robert F. McDonnell of Virginia defended his efforts Sunday to have the state’s trial-court victory in its federal health reform lawsuit bypass an appeals court and go directly to the U.S. Supreme Court. Asked by “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace about whether he just wants to “kill ‘Obamacare’ before it gets… READ MORE

Judge voids part of Obamacare

December 14, 2010
By Jerry Seper-The Washington Times In a major setback for the Obama administration, a federal judge inVirginia struck down as unconstitutional a key provision of… READ MORE

Federal judge in Va. to rule Monday on health-care lawsuit

December 13, 2010
By Rosalind S. Helderman, The Washington Post Twenty-five lawsuits are pending across the country challenging the federal statute. Two federal judges have ruled that it is constitutional. Many observers say they think U.S. District Court Judge Henry E. Hudson, who sits in Richmond, may be the first judge to strike down the law. If he does, he would rule that… READ MORE

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