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Tag Archives: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Roberts’ decision highlights role of the court (access required)

Whatever practical effects may flow from last week’s decision on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, many observers say Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. has sent a strong message about the role of the judiciary in federal government. ...

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Calvin Ball and Peter Beilenson: Health reform could be boon for higher ed (access required)

Lost in all the partisan political fireworks over the fate of President Obama’s signature initiative — the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) — is its potential importance in the lives of many students in institutions of higher education. ...

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Taking lessons from the high court’s term (access required)

The Supreme Court term that ends within the next few weeks could go down as among the justices’ boldest sessions ever. The court, which has historically shied away from controversial issues in election years, took them on full bore in ...

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Jack Gohn: POTUS v. SCOTUS – There are no rules (access required)

When President Obama stated last month that for the Supreme Court to strike down all or part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act would be “an unprecedented, extraordinary step,” he was doing more than laying down the gauntlet ...

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Gary S. Williams: How retirees can find affordable insurance (access required)

For most people these days, the idea of retiring early is just a dream. That’s due, in part, to the costs associated with obtaining health insurance before age 65, when Medicare eligibility kicks in. And, even with Medicare, a retiree’s ...

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Health care arguments: Can any portion survive?

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court signaled Wednesday that it could throw out other key parts of President Barack Obama’s health care law if it first finds the individual insurance requirement unconstitutional. On the third and last day of arguments, the ...

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Conservative justices question health care law

WASHINGTON — Sharp questioning by the Supreme Court’s conservative justices cast serious doubt Tuesday on the survival of the individual insurance requirement at the heart of President Barack Obama’s historic health care overhaul. Arguments at the high court focused on ...

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Justices ready to move to heart of health case

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court plunged into debate Monday on the fate of the Obama administration’s overhaul of the nation’s health care system, and the justices gave every indication they will not allow an obscure tax law to derail the ...

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Med-mal reform passes House; Senate action unlikely (access required)

WASHINGTON — A measure that caps damages for a broad array of medical and other health-related injury cases and repeals a portion of the federal health care law passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday on a vote divided ...

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