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‘Obamacare’ Ruling Puts New Emphasis on State Governments

‘Obamacare’ Ruling Puts New Emphasis on State Governments(WASHINGTON) -- There are very few certainties in politics, but the Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act, the controversial health care law colloquially referred to as "Obamacare," resulted in one of those rare sure things: It assured that...

‘Obamacare’ Ruling Puts New Emphasis on State Governments

‘Obamacare’ Ruling Puts New Emphasis on State Governments(WASHINGTON) -- There are very few certainties in politics, but the Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act, the controversial health care law colloquially referred to as "Obamacare," resulted in one of those rare sure things: It assured that...

Public Divides on Health Care Ruling, But Romney’s Plans Fall Shorter

Public Divides on Health Care Ruling, But Romney’s Plans Fall ShorterJoe Raedle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Americans divide on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on the federal health care law and on President Obama’s plans for the health care system alike, while favorable views of Mitt Romney’s approach t...

Poll: Most Want ‘Obamacare’ Opponents to Move On

Poll: Most Want ‘Obamacare’ Opponents to Move OnMark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Now that the Supreme Court has upheld President Obama’s health-reform law, a new poll suggests most people want the law’s opponents to drop their repeal efforts and move on to other problems.In the la...

Romney Campaign Calls ‘Obamacare’ Mandate a Penalty, Not a Tax

Romney Campaign Calls ‘Obamacare’ Mandate a Penalty, Not a TaxJoe Raedle/Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- A senior adviser to Mitt Romney appeared to undercut a central argument Republicans hope to use between now and the November election against President Obama — that although his signatur...

Romney Campaign Calls ‘Obamacare’ Mandate a Penalty, Not a Tax

Romney Campaign Calls ‘Obamacare’ Mandate a Penalty, Not a TaxJoe Raedle/Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- A senior adviser to Mitt Romney appeared to undercut a central argument Republicans hope to use between now and the November election against President Obama — that although his signatur...

GOP Counters Obama Campaign’s ‘BFD’ T-Shirt

GOP Counters Obama Campaign’s ‘BFD’ T-ShirtNational Republican Congressional Committee/Facebook(WASHINGTON) -- Republicans have taken the Obama campaign’s “big f—ing deal” T-shirt and raised him a “big f—ing tax” shirt as both parties try to take contro...

‘Obamacare’: Americans Split on Supreme Court Ruling, Gallup Poll Finds

‘Obamacare’: Americans Split on Supreme Court Ruling, Gallup Poll FindsiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- On the heels of the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act, including the law’s most controversial item -- the individual mandate requiring everyone to have health insurance -- a newly...

The Reality of Repealing Obama’s Health Care Law

The Reality of Repealing Obama’s Health Care LawMLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Within minutes of the Supreme Court's ruling to uphold the president's health care law on Thursday, both Congressional Republicans and the GOP's presumptive presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, vowed to repe...

White House Sticks to Individual Mandate as ‘Penalty,’ Not Tax

White House Sticks to Individual Mandate as ‘Penalty,’ Not TaxiStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The White House and the Obama campaign Friday insisted that the individual mandate in the president’s health care bill is a “penalty,” not a tax, despite the Supreme Court’s ruling to uphold...

Obama Campaign: Health Care ‘Still a BFD’

Obama Campaign: Health Care ‘Still a BFD’Courtesy: Obama for America(NEW YORK) -- On the president’s campaign Twitter feed last night, Obama campaign staffers reminded followers of Vice President Biden’s March 2010 open-mic remark that passing the health care bill was a “big...

Romney: There’s Greater Urgency in Election After Health Care Ruling

Romney: There’s Greater Urgency in Election After Health Care RulingJoe Raedle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Mitt Romney said there is "greater urgency" in the election now following the decision by the Supreme Court to uphold President Obama's health care plan. "What happened yesterday calls for greater urgency, I believe...

Medical Organizations Applaud Health Care Ruling

Medical Organizations Applaud Health Care RulingMark Wilson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on Thursday that the Affordable Care Act, with its individual mandate, is constitutional has elicited a wide range of opinions from across the medical community.Most major national m...

GOP Unwilling to Let Obama ‘Move Forward’ After Health Care Ruling

GOP Unwilling to Let Obama ‘Move Forward’ After Health Care RulingJoe Raedle/Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Though the Supreme Court ruling on the Obama administration’s signature health care reform law dominated the news cycle on Thursday, there were already signs that the landmark decision m...

Health Care Law Mandate ‘Tax’: How Many People Will It Affect?

Health Care Law Mandate ‘Tax’: How Many People Will It Affect?Hemera/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The health insurance mandate upheld today by the Supreme Court will impact roughly 26 million Americans, or 8 percent of the population, according to a recent study by the Urban Institute and an independent analysis by ...

Health Care Law Mandate ‘Tax’: How Many People Will It Affect?

Health Care Law Mandate ‘Tax’: How Many People Will It Affect?Hemera/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The health insurance mandate upheld today by the Supreme Court will impact roughly 26 million Americans, or 8 percent of the population, according to a recent study by the Urban Institute and an independent analysis by ...

Health Care Law Mandate ‘Tax’: How Much Is It?

Health Care Law Mandate ‘Tax’: How Much Is It?Creatas/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Beginning in 2014, if you are uninsured, not exempt from the new mandate, and refuse to sign up for health care coverage, how much will you owe Uncle Sam?The health care law sets out a formula to determine your penalty...

Obama Seeks to Re-Cast Health Care Law following Court’s Ruling

Obama Seeks to Re-Cast Health Care Law following Court’s RulingLuke Sharrett/Pool via Bloomberg(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama came to the East Room today to talk about what his victory in the U.S. Supreme Court means to the American people, and to cast the health care legislation as an unpopular effort that he ac...

Obama Seeks to Re-Cast Health Care Law following Court’s Ruling

Obama Seeks to Re-Cast Health Care Law following Court’s RulingLuke Sharrett/Pool via Bloomberg(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama came to the East Room today to talk about what his victory in the U.S. Supreme Court means to the American people, and to cast the health care legislation as an unpopular effort that he ac...

Romney Renews Call for ‘Obamacare’ Repeal

Romney Renews Call for ‘Obamacare’ RepealJIM WATSON/AFP/GettyImages(WASHINGTON) -- Mitt Romney today renewed his vow to repeal the health care law that the United States Supreme Court upheld earlier in the day, referring to the plan as “bad law” and “bad policy.”&ldquo...
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