Healthcare Law Still Faces Obstacles

After surviving the Supreme Court, the legislation must now weather the November election. Even if Democrats prevail, it's likely to be a target in a renewed battle over federal spending. WASHINGTON — President Obama's healthcare law emerged from its bruising two-year legal ordeal largely intact, with its primary goal of guaranteeing all Americans health security still standing.

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  • Work Requirements For Medicaid Programs Are About To Get Their Day In Court
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  • This Birthday Cake Has Photos Of 77 Murdered Trans Women On It. Here's Why.
    That is, unless that cake shows the faces of 77 black transgender women who were murdered ... homophobia and transphobia conspire to deprive them of employment, housing, healthcare and other necessities,” the group said in its report.
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  • Kentucky's Medicaid work requirement faces reckoning in court
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