February 28, 2011 President Obama offered governors a smaller concession to health spending flexibility than they expected by endorsing a bipartisan proposal to allow states to opt out of most of last year's health law's requirements.
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February 25, 2011 On this week's show, we talk about results of a national poll that show confusion about the federal health law, plus health care woes from Tennessee and Pennsylvania. And we bring you two stories of exercise improving the health of seniors — from their muscles to their minds.
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House Speaker John Boehner, flanked by other Republicans, talks shortly before the House voted to repeal the health care law in January.
February 24, 2011 A poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation finds that about 1 in 5 Americans believes the federal law overhauling health care has been repealed. Barely more than half of those polled answered it was till the law.
February 23, 2011 Congress took great pains to ensure that the penalty imposed on people who don't get health insurance was not called a tax in the health law. This could make it tough for the Justice Department to argue that it is a tax.
February 22, 2011 House Republicans have come up with more than half a dozen ways to throttle spending on overhaul. Democrats in the Senate can block them, and President Obama still wields the veto pen.
February 11, 2011 Taking a crack at Medicare is considered dangerous at best. Other health spending cuts could disrupt the implementation of the president's health law.
February 11, 2011 Gov. Mitch Daniels (R-Ind.) made some comments on the limits of health care that sounded a little like remarks that got the current head of Medicare and Medicaid in hot water.
Jonathan Gruber, an MIT economist, at his home in Lexington, Mass.
February 9, 2011 An MIT economist revs up his estimating machine to argue that the leading mandate replacements, such as penalties for people who delay buying insurance, wouldn't do nearly as much to address the twin problems of coverage and cost.
February 4, 2011 Now a federal judge appointed by a Republican has thrown out a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the federal health overhaul. The move marks a break from a trend of decisions that have gone along the party lines.
A registered nurse holds a birth control pill pack at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Shrewsbury, N.J.
February 3, 2011 The White House is reportedly looking into whether under the Affordable Health Care Act, it can require insurance companies to offer free contraceptives and family planning as a preventive service. Experts say 50 percent of pregnancies in the U.S. are unintended.
February 3, 2011 While more women are choosing medicine as a career, there's a pretty big gender gap in starting salaries, researchers have found. The explanation used to be that women entered less lucrative specialties, but that's not the case anymore.
Even dense health legislation goes better with fries, right?
February 3, 2011 Comedian Denis Leary got a dig in about Americans' health problems with a tweet that said more of us would be in favor of health overhaul if it came with a side order of fries.
Senate Majority Whip Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) speaks during a Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday to discuss the constitutionality of the new health law.
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February 2, 2011 After a federal court in Florida declared the health law unconstitutional, esteemed legal scholars weighed in on the ruling at a Senate hearing Wednesday. The consensus? There was none, with scholars endorsing either extreme.
Supporters of the Tea Party movement protest health care overhaul outside the U.S. Capitol, March 20, 2010.
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February 1, 2011 After a federal court declared the new health law unconstitutional, it's still unclear how far the ruling reaches. Still, the Obama administration says that it will continue to implement the law regardless of the pending legal questions.
January 31, 2011 In a closely watched case, Judge Roger Vinson of the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Florida has ruled that the law's mandate that everyone have insurance starting in 2014 or pay a fine is unconstitutional.
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