June 15, 2012 "I'm less concerned about how they rule and more concerned about when we can actually get at fixing this," says the head of Aetna, the nation's third-largest health insurer. He says at one level, the health care law represents a huge opportunity for the U.S. health insurance industry.
June 7, 2012 The latest major poll, commissioned by CBS News/NY Times just weeks before the Supreme Court is expected to deliver its ruling on the constitutionality of the health-care law. The survey found that nothing has happened to change the minds of a majority of the public that the law should be overturned.
June 4, 2012 Mitt Romney's choice of former Utah Gov. Michael Leavitt, who supports a key part of President Obama's health care law, has irked some conservatives.
April 26, 2012 KHNThe state is one of just a few that is expanding Medicaid ahead of a major expansion called for in 2014 by the federal health law. Though the state estimates that 50,000 people meet the income bar, Colorado will only be able to offer coverage to 10,000 people.
March 30, 2012 By the standards of marketing, especially political ads, the RNC's ad is a great success since it has generated so much free media, including blog posts like this.
March 29, 2012 What should they do if the Supreme Court strikes down the Affordable Care Act in whole or part was a question being asked after the end of oral arguments this week... the GOP-led House was prepared to pass a controversial Republican budget that would make major changes to Medicare... Newt Gingrich met secretly over the weekend with Mitt Romney.
March 28, 2012 The job of a White House press secretary is to stay on message no matter how disbelieving the journalists before you. Earnest did what he was paid to do despite the obvious skepticism of journalists to his assertions that the White House had no contingency plans in case the high court strikes down the health law or was pleased with the solicitor general's performance.
March 28, 2012 The Supreme Court was in the third and final day of oral arguments on the health-care law... Newt Gingrich cut a third of his campaign staff as he focused on a convention strategy... New Florida laws have discouraged voter-registration.
March 27, 2012 After Tuesday's high court arguments, former Clinton-era Solicitor General Walter Dellinger told NPR's Robert Siegel it was easy to answer the justices' question about what would stop the federal government from ordering citizens to buy products other than insurance. Colorado Attorney General John Suthers said the more fundamental point was that the U.S government didn't have the power.
March 27, 2012 The Supreme Court moved to take on the heart of the debate over the new health-care law's constitutionality... President Obama used humor to downplay a candid remark about missile-defense that was caught on an open mic... The EPA was expected to issue new rules to limit greenhouse gases from new power plants.
October 28, 2011 It was striking how relatively infrequently congressional Democrats and President Obama talked up the new health care law during the 2010 mid-term election campaigns. And that was at a time when the law, though generally unpopular, still had significant support among Democrats. But now rank and file Democrats have apparently bailed on the law as well.
September 28, 2011 The Affordable Care Act always promised to be a hot button issue in the 2012 presidential campaign. But it promises to loom even larger, now that the Obama administration has asked the Supreme Court to take the case, making very likely a high-court decision in June just months before the general election.
June 2, 2011 Romney's intended message is clear: his health care law was a stream-lined, state-centric solution. The federal law was a monstrosity. Glenn Kessler at the Washington Post's The Fact Checker blog takes a look at Romney's claim about page-length and pretty much eviscerates it.