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Obama Supreme Court Health Care Law Decision Creates More CertaintyMcKenna: Separate healthcare lawsuit unwiseIs the health care law driving up insurance costs?Health Care Law Takes Twisted Path To The Supreme Court (SLIDESHOW)Healthcare Appropriations and Law & Clashes over Federal SystemReligious Exemption for Contraception Under Health Care LawHealth care exchange tab: At least $19MHealth care, other hot issues promise a landmark high court termExpedite Decision On Health Care LawSenator wants state to stop implementing health care lawGingrich on Obama's healthcare law: 'About 300 pages are pretty good'Obama Wants Supreme Court Review of Healthcare LawHealth law adversaries share some common groundMontana governor calls for universal health careTantaros: Obamacare is already infecting economy

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Obama administration steps up oversight of health insurers
Los Angeles TimesSeptember 1, 2011

Health insurers will have to start publicly justifying big rate hikes, according to a new requirement of the healthcare law implemented Thursday to get insurance companies to hold down skyrocketing premiums. The new rules will mandate that insurers ...more »

Firms cash in on law change
St. Cloud TimesSeptember 4, 2011

Many workers who retire before reaching 65 face difficulty trying to buy individual insurance for various reasons, including affordability and pre-existing health conditions. The health care law would eliminate those factors but not until 2014.more »

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Obama Supreme Court Health Care Law Decision Creates More Certainty
BayoubuzzSeptember 30, 2011

One of the biggest unknowns to businesses is what impact the new federal health care law will have on their bottom lines once it is fully in effect. It now appears that some of those blanks will be filled in by early summer. ...more »

McKenna: Separate healthcare lawsuit unwise
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)September 30, 2011

Jay Inslee's strong request that McKenna drop his participation in a multistate lawsuit challenging the new federal healthcare law. McKenna and Inslee are both running for governor. Inslee says if McKenna wants to challenge the individual mandate ...more »

Is the health care law driving up insurance costs?
Palm Beach Post (blog)September 30, 2011

by Opinion Staff With the news that health care premiums in the United States jumped 9 percent this year, many have been quick to blame the Affordable Care Act for the spike. While it's true that experts say the new health care law caused some of the ...more »

Health Care Law Takes Twisted Path To The Supreme Court (SLIDESHOW)
Huffington PostSeptember 30, 2011

But almost immediately after Congress passed the health care act last year, lawsuits were filed in federal courts to argue that the individual mandate is unconstitutional because it seeks to regulate inactivity -- namely, a person's decision to go ...more »

Healthcare Appropriations and Law & Clashes over Federal System
Helicopter Association InternationalSeptember 30, 2011

A draft 2012 appropriations bill for labor, health and education programs has been released by the US House of Representatives to prohibit the spending of any federal dollars on the healthcare reform law until legal challenges against it are resolved. ...more »

Religious Exemption for Contraception Under Health Care Law
Religion DispatchesSeptember 30, 2011

Your job comes with health benefits. Yay! Good for you! And you, not being Catholic and having no qualms with contraception or sterilization, would like to avail yourself of those services. Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, ...more »

Health care exchange tab: At least $19M
Cincinnati.comSeptember 30, 2011

Ohio officials say a health care exchange, a key part of President Barack Obama's health care reform act, would cost $19 million to $34 million a year to operate. Cost is a key factor in Ohio's decision to operate its own exchange or allow the federal ...more »

Health care, other hot issues promise a landmark high court term
CNN InternationalSeptember 30, 2011

Health care reform, a top Democratic priority since the Truman administration, was passed by the previous Congress in a series of virtually party-line votes. Obama signed the act into law in March 2010. The law is widely considered to be the signature ...more »

Expedite Decision On Health Care Law
Wheeling IntelligencerSeptember 30, 2011

But the Supreme Court is being asked to decide whether the new national health care law is constitutional - and time is of the essence for the American people in learning whether it will be struck down or let stand. It has been pointed out that if the ...more »

Senator wants state to stop implementing health care law
Lakeland TimesSeptember 30, 2011

Frank Lasee (R-De Pere) said this week the Walker administration should stop implementing the nation's new federal health-care law, amid uncertainty about its future and given the costly impact it could have on both state taxpayers and consumers. ...more »

Gingrich on Obama's healthcare law: 'About 300 pages are pretty good'
The HillSeptember 30, 2011

Introducing the new century's version of the "Contract with America," former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) called for an immediate repeal of President Obama's healthcare law but would reinstate "a little ...more »

Obama Wants Supreme Court Review of Healthcare Law
The RootSeptember 30, 2011

Robert Barnes of the Washington Post is reporting that President Barack Obama and the US Justice Department have asked the Supreme Court to review the President's cotnroversial 2010 healthcare law. The administration said it was confident the act would ...more »

Health law adversaries share some common ground
Bend BulletinSeptember 30, 2011

“Both sides agree that Congress has the constitutional power to enact a national health care system that raised taxes to support a single government agency that pays all medical bills, just like Medicare,” said Walter Dellinger, who served as acting ...more »

Montana governor calls for universal health care
BusinessWeekSeptember 30, 2011

Brian Schweitzer said Wednesday he will ask the US government to let Montana set up its own universal health care program, taking his rhetorical fight over health care to another level. Like Republicans who object to the federal health care law, ...more »

Tantaros: Obamacare is already infecting economy
New York Daily NewsSeptember 30, 2011

In fact, the White House is still claiming the law will lower premiums. From their website: "The Affordable Care Act will bring down costs, improve the quality of health care delivered to all Americans and expand coverage to 32 million Americans. ...more »

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