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Health Care Defeated? What President Obama Heard First

Health Care Defeated? What President Obama Heard FirstPablo Martinez Monsivais/Pool via Bloomberg(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama was just outside the Oval Office Thursday morning when he got the news — erroneous, as it turned out — that the U.S. Supreme Court had struck down the individual man...

GOP Preps Next Crack at Repeal; Pelosi Says ‘Best is Yet to Come’

GOP Preps Next Crack at Repeal; Pelosi Says ‘Best is Yet to Come’JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who served as speaker when she championed the president’s health care reform through the House of Representatives, called the Supreme Court’s ruling today &ldqu...

Supreme Court Curbs Health Reform Expansion of Medicaid

Supreme Court Curbs Health Reform Expansion of MedicaidiStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- While the Supreme Court narrowly ruled the Affordable Care Act constitutional, it did place some important restrictions on a Medicaid expansion that is a backbone of the law’s efforts to insure more Americans...

Health Care Ruling: Business Winners, Losers

Health Care Ruling: Business Winners, LosersCreatas Images/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- For American businesses in general, and the health care industry in particular, the Supreme Court decision to uphold President Obama's overhaul law removes a great deal of uncertainty. After months of legal challe...

Health Care Ruling: Republicans ‘Sick,’ Dems ‘Thrilled’

Health Care Ruling: Republicans ‘Sick,’ Dems ‘Thrilled’ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- As news began to trickle out about the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the individual mandate provision of the health care law, ABC News talked with Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, a staunch opponent, on the steps of the Supre...

Romney Predicts Sleepless Night in White House over Health Care Law

Romney Predicts Sleepless Night in White House over Health Care LawJustin Sullivan/Getty Images(STERLING, Va.) -- On the eve of the Supreme Court’s decision as to whether President Obama’s health care law is constitutional, Mitt Romney bounded into the battleground state of Virginia and predicted a sleeple...

Supreme Court: Health Care Decision Day

Supreme Court: Health Care Decision DayiStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Dressed in their black robes, the nine Supreme Court justices will emerge from behind regal red curtains Thursday morning at 10 a.m. to solve one of Washington's biggest mysteries: the legal fate of the Affordable ...

Poll: Health Care Law Lacks Support But So Does Status Quo

Poll: Health Care Law Lacks Support But So Does Status QuoCreatas Images/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Americans are equally dissatisfied with the current health care system and with the federal law intended to improve it, according to the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll.  That suggests that the U.S. Supr...

Obama Defends Health Care Law: ‘It’s the Right Thing to Do’

Obama Defends Health Care Law: ‘It’s the Right Thing to Do’JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(ATLANTA) -- Ahead of the Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act,  President Obama today offered impassioned support for the law’s most popular provisions and warned that Mitt Romney opposes the...

Romney: Obama’s Term ‘Wasted’ if Health Care Law is Struck Down

Romney: Obama’s Term ‘Wasted’ if Health Care Law is Struck DownJoe Raedle/Getty Images(SALEM, Va.) -- Mitt Romney said today that President Obama's time in office will have been "wasted" if the Supreme Court rules his health care plan to be unconstitutional."As you know, the Supreme Court is going to be dealing wi...

GOP Group Tells Young Adults ‘Obamacare’ Isn’t for Them

GOP Group Tells Young Adults ‘Obamacare’ Isn’t for ThemMLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Americans are split on whether health care reform will help young adults, and a GOP group wants to convince young voters that it won’t.Crossroads Generation, a spin-off of the Karl Rove co-founded gr...

Pelosi Remains Confident in Upcoming Supreme Court Health Care Ruling

Pelosi Remains Confident in Upcoming Supreme Court Health Care RulingChris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) -- With the Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act about to be handed down within the next week, the focus has turned to how each political party will react, depending on how the justices rule...

Health Care Law Supporters: Carriers on PR Offensive, Hope to Send Signal to High Court

Health Care Law Supporters: Carriers on PR Offensive, Hope to Send Signal to High CourtComstock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The Supreme Court isn’t expected to rule until later this month on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, but there’s been some interesting developments as outside interest groups prepare for wh...

Romney Outlines Health Care Plans in Battleground Florida

Romney Outlines Health Care Plans in Battleground FloridaWin McNamee/Getty Images(ORLANDO) -- Looking to continue to benefit from President Obama’s remark last week that the private sector is “doing fine,” Mitt Romney sought to portray the president as “out of touch” when it com...

Memos Unveil How White House Worked with PhRMA to Sell Obamacare

Memos Unveil How White House Worked with PhRMA to Sell ObamacareZoonar/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Memos released Friday by the House Energy and Commerce Committee reveal that the Obama administration coordinated a $150 million advertising campaign with pharmaceutical companies in support of the 2010 Affordable Care ...

Scott Brown Criticized for Keeping Daughter on His Health Insurance

Scott Brown Criticized for Keeping Daughter on His Health InsuranceScott J. Ferrell/Congressional Quarterly/Getty Images(BOSTON) -- After facing her own controversy for questions about her Native-American heritage, Elizabeth Warren, the likely Democratic nominee in the Massachusetts Senate race, has accused Sen. Scott...

White House Criticizes Conservative Economist Charles Blahous

White House Criticizes Conservative Economist Charles BlahousJIM WATSON/AFP​/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The White House has unleashed a torrent of criticism on a leading conservative economist  – approved by President Obama in 2010 as a Republican trustee overseeing Medicare and Social Security fin...

Federal Judge Demands Obama Explain ‘Obamacare’ Statements

Federal Judge Demands Obama Explain ‘Obamacare’ StatementsOfficial White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) -- In a remarkable, partisan exchange in a Texas courtroom Tuesday, a federal judge demanded that the Obama administration formally explain recent statements by President Obama that some have constru...

Obama Prepping Arguments for a Supreme Court Defeat?

Obama Prepping Arguments for a Supreme Court Defeat?Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Asked if he was preparing for the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn his signature legislative achievement, the health care law passed in 2010, President Obama said Monday he was confident the law’s constitutio...

Obama Prepping Arguments for a Supreme Court Defeat?

Obama Prepping Arguments for a Supreme Court Defeat?Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Asked if he was preparing for the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn his signature legislative achievement, the health care law passed in 2010, President Obama said Monday he was confident the law’s constitutio...
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