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Exactly Which Life-Saving Provision Would You Repeal, Mr. Candidate?

January 12, 2012

As they stump across South Carolina, top-tier GOP candidates are fond of boasting how quickly they, as president, would do away with the Affordable Care Act. Never mind that the law’s most important provisions are hugely popular with the majority of Americans. In response, Boston Globe columnist John McDonough penned a nuts-and-bolts piece, in which he…

Moment of Schadenfreude: Anti-ACA Candidate Bites Dust

January 5, 2012

Over at National Journal, Sophie Quinton rightly notes that one of the GOP’s fiercest crusaders against Obamacare has fallen by the electoral wayside. In fact, that candidate’s entire campaign was founded on dismantling healthcare reform. Oh, well, Michelle. The people have spoken. Igor Volsky at Think Progress also jumped on this point a little later,…

SCOTUS Sets Date For Obamacare Showdown

December 20, 2011

From Politico: The Supreme Court will hear three days of oral arguments. | NIKO DUFFY/POLITICO By JENNIFER HABERKORN The health care showdown of 2012 has been scheduled. The Supreme Court announced Monday that it will hear three days of oral arguments on various pieces of the health reform law on March 26, 27 and 28…

The Medicaid Ambush

November 16, 2011

From Slate: The Supreme Court’s unexpected and astounding reasons for wanting to hear a challenge to Obamacare. By Simon Lazarus and Dahlia Lithwick Monday, Nov. 14, 2011 The Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear a challenge to the Affordable Care Act, which means a five-and-a-half-hour oral argument before the court this spring, with a ruling…

ACA Opponents Wine & Dine Justices Scalia, Thomas

November 15, 2011

From The Los Angeles Times: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia speaks to a policy forum in Washington last month. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP) By James Oliphant November 14, 2011 The day the Supreme Court gathered behind closed doors to consider the politically divisive question of whether it would hear a challenge to President Obama’s healthcare law,…

Conservative Appeals Court Upholds Healthcare Reform Law

November 8, 2011

From The Associated Press: By Nedra Pickler November 8, 2011 WASHINGTON — A conservative-leaning appeals court panel on Tuesday upheld the constitutionality of President Barack Obama’s health care law, as the Supreme Court prepares to consider this week whether to resolve conflicting rulings over the law’s requirement that all Americans buy health care insurance. A…

Why Healthcare Reform Matters To ‘Occupy Wall Street’

October 25, 2011

From Forbes: By E.D. Kain 10/23/2011 @ 6:18PM Nearly every country in the developed world has some form of universal access to health insurance. The glaring exception to this rule is the United States. As a proponent of free markets, I find this to be a glaring failure on the part of American policy makers…

Republicans Lay Groundwork For Healthcare Repeal

October 18, 2011

From The Los Angeles Times: Rep. Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) and other conservatives have long favored replacing the current healthcare system. (Riccardo S. Savi, WireImage / October 18, 2011) Seeing a chance to regain power next year, GOP activists are making sure they’re ready to act on a full rollback of President Obama’s overhaul. By Noam N. Levey…

Editorial: Obama’s Healthcare Reforms Are Working

October 3, 2011

From The St. Petersburg Times: In Print: Monday, October 3, 2011 As expected, the fate of federal health care reforms to improve access and affordability will be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court, which begins its new term today. The Justice Department asked the court last week to review an appellate ruling on Florida’s legal…

South Carolina: Home Of Individual-Mandate Hypocrisy

October 3, 2011

From Slate: South Carolina Gov. Nikiki Haley | Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images. Why aren’t conservatives complaining about this South Carolina insurance law? By Eliot Spitzer| Posted Friday, Sept. 30, 2011 The “individual mandate” in President Obama’s Affordable Care Act has provoked incredible enthusiasm among the act’s supporters and towering rage in its opponents. The obligation…

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