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The Individual Mandate’s Shameless Flip-Floppers

December 8, 2011

From The Hill: GOPers Who Were For It Before They Were Against It By Juan Williams 12/05/11 05:15 AM ET What do Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney, the leading contenders for the Republican presidential nomination, have in common? Long before President Obama, both supported an idea they now pretend to spurn — the idea of…

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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…

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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,…

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CNN Poll: Support Rises For Health Insurance Mandate

November 14, 2011

From CNN: Posted by CNN Political Unit November 14th, 2011 Washington – The public is divided over the idea of requiring all Americans to have health insurance, according to a new national survey. But a CNN/ORC International Poll also indicates that support for the proposal, a cornerstone of the 2010 health care reform law, has…

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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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Latest Healthcare Ruling A Double-Win For Obama

September 12, 2011

From The Atlantic: Reuters By Andrew Cohen Sep 9 2011, 2:10 PM ET The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the state of Virgina has no case to sue the government over federal heath care reform. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals gave a double victory Thursday to the White House, the Justice…

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A Win For The Individual Mandate

September 2, 2011

From The Washington Post: By Sarah Kliff Health reform’s individual mandate does not get a lot of love. The mandate – which requires most Americans to purchase health insurance come 2014 – polls horribly, is thought by many to be unconstitutional and, from a policy perspective, often derided as too weak to actually prod us…

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Can We Have Health Reform Without An Individual Mandate?

August 15, 2011

From The Nation: Credit: Creative Commons/janinsanfran Yes, It’s Called ‘Medicare for All’ By John Nichols August 13, 2011 The essential vote on the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals panel that ruled that the individual-coverage mandate in President Obama’s healthcare reform is unconstitutional did not come from a reactionary Republican appointed by Ronald Reagan or George…

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ACA’s Individual Mandate Wins First Appellate Review

June 29, 2011

From The New York Times: By KEVIN SACK–Published: June 29, 2011 The Obama administration won the first appellate review of the 2010 health care law on Wednesday as a three-judge panel from the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Cincinnati held that it was constitutional for Congress to require that Americans…

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AMA Votes In Support of Individual Mandate

June 23, 2011

From The Hill: By Sam Baker – 06/20/11   The AMA’s House of Delegates voted 326-165 to support the law’s requirement that most people buy insurance. The coverage mandate is at the center of several lawsuits challenging the new law’s constitutionality.AMA President Cecil Wilson said the “overwhelming” vote shows that doctors still believe a mandate is…

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