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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    In a move that would capitalize on provisions under President Barack Obama's health care law but could cost the federal government millions of dollars, Washington state lawmakers have found a creative way to pass a large chunk of their health care expenses along to Washington, D.C. More
  • Opinion: Let's reform, not hurt healthcare system
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  • Conservative groups hammer Senate healthcare reform bill
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  • Senate Majority Leader McConnell Faces High Stakes with Healthcare Vote
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  • 'A Very Narrow Path' to Repeal Obama's Healthcare Law
    I once again ask that the leadership of Congress from both parties come together to forge true bipartisan supported healthcare legislation for the good of our entire country. Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., who faces a competitive re-election race in 2018 ...
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