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UnitedHealth to keep parts of health care overhaul

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Insurer UnitedHealth Group sees some parts of the health care overhaul as sound medicine and plans to keep them regardless of whether the law survives an upcoming Supreme Court ruling.


Undoing health law could have messy ripple effects

Supreme Court

It sounds like a silver lining. Even if the Supreme Court overturns President Barack Obama's health care law, employers can keep offering popular coverage for the young adult children of their workers....


GOP vows to repeal 'Obamacare'

The Republicans warmed up for a major Supreme Court decision today by vowing to repeal President Obama's health care law.


Medicare disruptions seen if health law is struck

Tossing out President Barack Obama's health care law would have major unintended consequences for Medicare's payment systems the administration has quietly informed the courts.


Obama disputes claims health care law will cost $340B more

Barack Obama: Universal Health Care

"In another attempt to re-fight the battles of the past, one former Bush administration official is wrongly claiming that some of the savings in the Affordable Care Act are 'double-counted' and that the law actually increases the deficit," said Jeanne Lambrew, a deputy assistant to the president for health policy. "This claim is false."

Senh: Ah, that explains yesterday's report. It's from a Republican. I wonder why Republicans are so against universal health care? Is it really just because it increases our deficit?


White House in damage control over Obama Supreme Court remarks

Barack Obama

The White House was forced on the defensive on Wednesday as it sought to explain controversial remarks President Barack Obama made earlier in the week about the Supreme Court's review of his signature healthcare reform law. "What he did was make an unremarkable observation about 80 years of Supreme Court history," White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters during a White House briefing dominated by the topic.

Obama expressed confidence on Monday that the Court would not take an "unprecedented, extraordinary step" by ov


Ruth Marcus: Obama’s unsettling attack on the Supreme Court

There was something rather unsettling in President Obama’s preemptive strike on the Supreme Court at Monday’s news conference. “I’d just remind conservative commentators that for years what we’ve heard is the biggest problem on the bench is judicial activism or a lack of judicial restraint — that an unelected group of people would somehow overturn a duly constituted and passed law,” Obama said. “Well, here’s a good example. And I’m pretty confident that this court will recognize that, and not take that step.”


Obama to justices: Mandate is needed

President Barack Obama weighed in Monday on last week's Supreme Court arguments about health care reform, saying he expected the justices to rule the act is constitutional.


If justices kill health law, California may just revive it

As the U.S. Supreme Court considers the fate of the federal Affordable Care Act, legislation in California could pave the way for a state substitute, if needed. As doubts grow about the survival of the federal healthcare law, state officials are considering ways to keep key elements of the legislation alive in California.


Congress gets rough treatment at Supreme Court

The Supreme Court left little doubt during last week's marathon arguments over President Barack Obama's health care overhaul that it has scant faith in Congress' ability to get anything done.


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