August 13, 2013 CPRThe Affordable Care Act sets up categories of essential health benefits that insurance plans must cover. Some categories, such as maternity care and drug abuse treatment, are straightforward. But "habilitative services" — including treatments like physical and speech therapy — are much more subjective.
November 14, 2011 President Obama continued Monday to use the power available to him to maintain his end run around Congress on the job-creation and economic fronts generally. With his large jobs bill essentially dead in Congress, the Obama Administration on Monday announced that it would as much as $1 billion available through the Affordable Care Act to fund new health-care jobs in the states.
November 14, 2011 The U.S. Supreme Court may get another chance to choose a president. Ten years after Bush v. Gore when the court put an end to the Florida recount to end the disputed 2000 election in favor of President George W. Bush, the Supreme Court could prove to be a factor again in another White House contest.
December 14, 2010 The health-care overhaul law could survive the individual mandate being struck down, just not as well. A journalist who has followed health care and economics for years says it could survive though it would take some tinkering.