January 31, 2011 Judge Roger Vinson went further than a federal judge in Virginia who ruled that it is unconstitutional to require people to buy health insurance. Vinson, the AP reports, "declared the entire health care law unconstitutional."
President Barack Obama speaks at FamiliesUSA's 16th annual health action conference in Washington on Friday.
January 28, 2011 President Obama, in a speech before a health-care conference organized by FamiliesUSA, once again made the argument that the health care bill is working and is a success. But, as he's said before, he's willing to make it better.
PolitiFact's "lie of the year": A dubious award.
December 17, 2010 The competition was stiff and the nominees were from both sides of the political aisle, but PolitiFact has decided that the claim from conservatives that Democrats want a "government takeover of health care" was the "lie of the year."
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December 14, 2010 A federal judge's ruling that the health care overhaul overreached by mandating that practically everyone in the country be required to have health insurance is still being dissected. So far, what it all means seems unclear.
December 13, 2010 It's the first time a federal judge has taken that step. Both sides in the debate agree the issue will ultimately be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.
November 24, 2010 A majority in a recent poll said new GOP lawmakers should reject their government health insurance. Meanwhile, a Democrat lawmaker has
November 4, 2010 While it will prove difficult to kill because President Obama and the Democratic controlled will block that, Senate GOP critics can throw sand in the gears with hearings and other tactics. They can argue the only way to end it is to defeat Obama.
A home going up in Springfield, Ill., earlier this month.
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September 21, 2010 While housing starts rose, the gain was mostly from construction of apartments and condos, not the much larger single-family home market.
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July 16, 2010 An industry study found smokers save society money — in part because they tend to die young.
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July 6, 2010 Meet Jonathan Bush: former ambulance driver, cousin of George W. Bush, and the CEO of athenahealth, a public company that doctors pay to manage their billing.
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June 30, 2010 Unless something changes, rising federal deficits will be driven largely by government spending on health care.
June 11, 2010 Military Mental Health Probe Widens After NPR-ProPublica Report
March 26, 2010 If someone keeps inviting you to great events, but every time you show up, there are 10 people breaking windows, pushing pedestrians, chanting racial slurs or threatening to stage an armed overthrow of the American government, then maybe your resp...
March 25, 2010 A Latino advocacy group has launched an online campaign pressuring top Republican leaders to apologize for "inciting Tea Party racism."
March 23, 2010 Millions of uninsured people will get health insurance. Millions will pay higher taxes. But the broader issue of rising health costs will remain a problem.
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