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Obama calls Supreme Court healthcare decision a victory

Barack Obama

U.S. President Barack Obama pledged on Thursday to implement and improve his signature healthcare law after the Supreme Court upheld it, a decision the president described as a victory for Americans that should put to rest the fight over reform.


News organizations don't all get ruling right

Both CNN and Fox News Channel initially reported incorrectly that the law's central provision, requiring virtually all Americans to have health insurance, had been struck down. In an apology, CNN said it "regrets that it didn't wait to report out the full and complete opinion regarding the mandate."


Analyzing the Convoluted Supreme Court Ruling

Passed by sharply divided Congress, a sharply divided Supreme Court upholds the health care reform law in a sharply divided, convoluted way. The individual mandate — forcing people to buy health insurance — is unconstitutional. But making people pay a tax if they don’t buy insurance is a constitutional exercise of Congress’ power to tax. So in practice, the mandate stands. So the Supreme Court rules against Obama’s claim that the mandate is not a tax, but because Obama’s wrong, the law stands.


Speaker Boehner renews vow to try to repeal Obama health law

House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner on Thursday renewed his vow to try to repeal President Barack Obama's healthcare law after a divided Supreme Court key parts of it.


Supreme Court Health Care Decision Causes Hospital Stocks To Jump


Stocks of hospital companies rose sharply and insurance companies fell Thursday after the Supreme Court upheld a requirement that almost all Americans carry health insurance. The stock of Hospital Corp. of America, the largest private hospital chain in the United States, rose a little more than 7 percent. Quest Diagnostics, which runs laboratories, rose almost 3 percent.


Obama health care law upheld by Supreme Court: Read the full decision

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The Supreme Court this morning upheld President Obama's Affordable Care Act, the signature piece of legislation put forward by his administration. Chief Justice John Roberts announced the court's judgment that allows the law to go forward with its aim of covering more than 30 million uninsured Americans.


Bone marrow donors soon may be compensated

Bone Marrow Compensation

Certain bone marrow donors could soon be compensated for their life-saving stem cells after federal officials declined to take the matter to the U.S. Supreme Court, allowing a lower court order to become law.


Obese adults should get counseling, federal task force says


Under the healthcare law, insurance companies would be required to cover the panel's recommended weight-loss treatments. The Supreme Court is expected to rule on the law this week. In a move that could significantly expand insurance coverage of weight-loss treatments, a federal health advisory panel on Monday recommended that all obese adults receive intensive counseling in an effort to rein in a growing health crisis in America.


Jan Brewer: Arizona to enforce 'show me your papers' policy ASAP

Jan Brewer

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said that police agencies can immediately begin enforcing the controversial “show me your papers” provision of the state’s landmark immigration law -- the section that was upheld by the U.S Supreme Court.


Supreme Court sets Thursday for healthcare ruling

The Supreme Court's ruling on the fate of President Barack Obama's 2010 healthcare law will be announced on Thursday, the last day of the high court term, the court said on Monday.


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