The Supreme Court sounded "ready" to throw out the part of the Affordable Care Act that requires certain religious corporations to offer employees contraceptive coverage, according to a report in The Los Angeles Times.
The Supreme Court finished its third - and last - day of oral arguments on the Affordable Care Act yesterday by debating whether the federal government coerced the states into signing up for the law's expansion of Medicaid. Much like the previous two days of arguments surrounding President 's signature legislative achievement, the questions lodged ...
On day one of the Supreme Court's epic examination of the constitutionality of health care reform, the justices could not help looking ahead to Tuesday's arguments and the more significant questions over the power of Congress.
With pressure from Democrats, Obama has relented. He again says you can keep your plan. This time he really means it, but only for a year, and only if the insurer is willing to bring the plan back.
Politico has the details in Obamacare Fix: Keep Plans
I did an interview the other day with Adam Waxman at WireTap. We talked, as you might imagine, about health care. One of his final questions was from a category of questions I get fairly often: What's in it for my demographic group? In this case, the demographic group was the young. But it could be the pregnant, or the poor, or the insured, or the self-employed. The answer, I think, is that health care is sort of uniquely ill-suited to that type of analysis.
In the old days, lawyers arguing before the Supreme Court could blather on, uninterrupted, for as long as 10 days. Nowadays, they're strictly limited to 30 minutes of argument time — and they're deemed lucky if they can speak more than two sentences before the justices interject.