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For Obama, a transcendent win still not assured

Presidents live in a world of wins and losses quickly forgotten. Rarely are they presented with the kind of defining moment that President Barack Obama experienced when the Supreme Court upheld his health care law.


Poll: Americans split on health care decision

Americans are split down the middle on the Supreme Court's decision to uphold President Obama's health care law.


Insurers like that health law ruling sets their path

Insurance companies hailed the Supreme Court's ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act, saying it gives them certainty about the rules they'll face as they push to cut administrative costs and reward doctors who contain health care costs by emphasizing preventive care.


Court leaves GOP a weapon: Taxes

The Supreme Court's finding that the centerpiece of the health care law -- the individual mandate -- is valid as a tax has become Plan B for Republicans.


Coverage for most Americans, a scramble for states

President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is on the way to its ultimate jury: the families, doctors, business people and state officials who'll have to grapple with the confusing details while striving to fulfill its promise....


Obama campaign puts out health care video

Just hours after the Supreme Court upheld President Obama's health care law, his campaign put out a video trumpeting the legislation.


Romney: defeat Obama to repeal "Obamacare"

Romney repeated his vow to repeal the law if elected. But even if his fellow Republicans win both chambers of Congress in the November 6 elections, Democrats will likely still retain enough seats in the Senate to keep the law in place.


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.


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