Articles Tagged 'new healthcare law'
Taxation’s legality is key to health reform
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 aÂ tea partyÂ at his home, … READ MORE
White House proposal seeks to quell objections to birth control coverage
ByÂ Noam N. LeveyÂ /Â 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
ByÂ Paige Winfield Cunningham-The Washington Times
In cash-strapped Washington, PresidentÂ Obamaâ€™s $1 trillion health care law is presenting a tempting target for lawmakers seeking funds for other projects, asÂ CongressÂ last week raided the health care piggy bank for the third time in less than a year.
CongressÂ last week axed a part of Democratsâ€™ signature domestic achievement to find… READ MORE
Gingrich knocked by right on healthcare
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
By Julian Pecquet -The Hill
The Supreme CourtÂ 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 debateWashington (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
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 â€” includingÂ the mandate that… READ MORE
McDonnell eyes ‘finality’ in expedited suit
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
ByÂ Jerry Seper-The Washington Times
In a major setback for theÂ 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
ByÂ 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 thinkÂ 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