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Red state Medicaid expansion no shock

Health Care Reform

Florida governor Rick Scott created a stir this week when he said he’d expand Medicaid as requested by the Obama administration. But health policy experts say it's hard for any governor to say no to billions of dollars in federal subsidies.


Bishops Reject White House Proposal on Contraceptive Coverage

Roman Catholic bishops said the latest plan from the Obama administration did not provide safeguards for hospitals, colleges and charities that objected to coverage.


Obama offers faith groups new birth control rule

The Obama administration on Friday proposed a work-around for religious nonprofits that object to providing health insurance that covers birth control.


How Broccoli Became a Symbol in the Health Care Debate

In arguments made against the Obama administration’s health care law, a thread that runs through many of them is an analogy between the health care law and broccoli.


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?


Obama lawyer asks Supreme Court to save healthcare law

The Obama administration's top courtroom lawyer made an impassioned plea on Wednesday for the Supreme Court to save President Barack Obama's healthcare law, capping three days of historic arguments that left it unclear how the nine justices would rule.


Justices signal possible trouble ahead for health insurance mandate

Health Care

The Supreme Court's conservative justices Tuesday laid into the requirement in the Obama administration's healthcare law that Americans have health insurance, as the court began a much-anticipated second day of arguments on the controversial legislation.


Feds release health overhaul blueprint for states

Barack Obama

Tackling a huge logistical challenge, the Obama administration Monday released an ambitious blueprint for states to match up uninsured Americans with coverage that's right for them under the health care overhaul law....


Supreme Court could rule on health reform in '12

A legal move Monday by the Obama administration greatly increases the odds that the US Supreme Court will take up the contentious issue of the new health care law during the court term that starts next week. And if it does, that would mean a ruling from the Supreme Court by next spring -- as the presidential campaign is well underway.


Obama Administration to Appeal Healthcare Ruling

Obama Administration to Appeal Healthcare Ruling

Lawyers for President Barack Obama will on Wednesday seek to stave off the biggest legal challenge yet to healthcare reform, his signature domestic policy achievement.


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