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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 Ruling

Luke 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 Ruling

Luke 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…

Health Care Defeated? What President Obama Heard First

Health Care Defeated? What President Obama Heard First

Pablo 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…

Supreme Court Curbs Health Reform Expansion of Medicaid

Supreme Court Curbs Health Reform Expansion of Medicaid

iStockphoto/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, Losers

Creatas 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…

Supreme Court Health Care Ruling: What It Means For You

Supreme Court Health Care Ruling: What It Means For You

Creatas Images/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Supreme Court ruled five to four Thursday morning that President Obama’s health-care law, his top domestic policy achievement, is constitutional because the “individual mandate” — the penalty individu…

Supreme Court Strikes Down Stolen Valor Act

Supreme Court Strikes Down Stolen Valor Act

Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The Supreme Court struck down the Stolen Valor Act on Thursday, saying that the First Amendment defends a person’s right to lie — even if that person is lying about awards and medals won through…

Romney Predicts Sleepless Night in White House over Health Care Law

Romney Predicts Sleepless Night in White House over Health Care Law

Justin 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 Day

iStockphoto/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 …

Obama Campaign Memo Punctuates Week of Outsourcing Attacks

Obama Campaign Memo Punctuates Week of Outsourcing Attacks

Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — On the eve of the Supreme Court decision on health care — hours before the news cycle gets a major jolt — Team Obama offered something of a closing argument on a round of attacks against Mitt …

Corporate Money in State Races Likely After Supreme Court Decision

Corporate Money in State Races Likely After Supreme Court Decision

Hemera/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Supreme Court’s decision upholding Citizens United in Montana Monday proved one thing: that corporate money in politics is here to stay.In a short, anonymous (per curiam) decision, the court effectively ruled…

Sen. Portman Weighs In on Supreme Court Immigration Ruling; VP Future?

Sen. Portman Weighs In on Supreme Court Immigration Ruling; VP Future?

Alex Wong/Getty Images for Meet the Press(WASHINGTON) — After a day of silence on Monday’s Supreme Court ruling on immigration, Ohio Senator Rob Portman finally weighed in. Portman said that while he had not had a chance to read through the case…

Romney: Supreme Court Decision Caused a ‘Muddle’

Romney: Supreme Court Decision Caused a ‘Muddle’

Win McNamee/Getty Images(SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.) — Mitt Romney told donors at a fundraising lunch today that he wished the Supreme Court had given, “more latitude to the states, not less” in its ruling on Arizona’s immigration law and cha…

Obama, Romney React to Ariz. Immigration Decision

Obama, Romney React to Ariz. Immigration Decision

Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama was pleased by the Supreme Court’s ruling on Arizona’s contested immigration law, but is still concerned about one provision upheld by the court that allows state pol…

What the Arizona Immigration Decision Means

What the Arizona Immigration Decision Means

Scott Olson/Getty ImagesBy TERRY MORAN, Anchor, ABC News Nightline(WASHINGTON) — Let’s break down the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Arizona immigration law like this:Institutionally:  A near-total victory for the federal government. T…

Faking Heroism: Top Court to Rule on Stolen Valor

Faking Heroism: Top Court to Rule on Stolen Valor

Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — In the few days left in its current term, the nation’s highest court is set to decide a controversial case over whether people who lie about military honors should be protected under the First Am…

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