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2012 March - Health Insurance Chat

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Entries for March, 2012

Supreme Court’s health care deliberations a lesson in civics

News from Bend Bulletin: print By The Washington Post Published: March 31. 2012 4:00AM PST Americans who chose to listen to, or read the transcripts of, three days of oral argument at the Supreme Court this week were treated to a challenging civics lesson on federalism, liberty and the limits and potential of government authority. [...]

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Much could change with Supreme Court decision on health care law

News from Kansas City Star: WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court’s historic health care decision, expected in June, has strong potential to jolt consumers, Congress, this year’s political campaigns and the nation’s health care industry. Depending on the outcome, young adults who recently gained coverage could be dropped from their parents’ plans. The insurance industry might [...]

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Barb Shelly | Health care freedom means all of us are on our own

News from Kansas City Star: Posted on Thu, Mar. 29, 2012 06:33 PM Share Email Print The Kansas City Star Updated: 2012-03-29T23:33:34Z Bar……….. continues on Kansas City Star. Continue Reading … Related News: One Nation, Uninsured: Why the U.S. Has No National Health InsuranceEvery industrial nation in the world guarantees its citizens access to essential [...]

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Court takes health care case behind closed doors

News from CBS News: WASHINGTON — The survival of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul rests with a Supreme Court seemingly split over ideology and, more particularly, in the hands of two Republican-appointed justices. Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy put tough questions to administration lawyers defending the health care law during three [...]

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Court to mull health care law without mandate

News from CBS News: (CBS/AP) WASHINGTON – The heart of the Obama administration’s health care overhaul hanging in the balance, the Supreme Court is turning to whether the rest of the law can survive if the crucial individual insurance requirement is struck down. The justices also will spend part of Wednesday, the last of three [...]

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Justices weigh mandate to buy health insurance

News from USA TODAY: WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court’s conservative justices appeared deeply critical Tuesday of the requirement that all Americans purchase health insurance, the constitutional issue at the core of the legal challenges to President Obama’s landmark health care overhaul. By Brendan Smialowski,, AFP/Getty Images Supporters and opponents of health care overhaul measures demonstrate [...]

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US Supreme Court Takes Up Obama Health Care Law

News from Voice of America: One of the most closely-watched U.S. Supreme Court cases in years began Monday as oral arguments got under way in a legal challenge to President Barack Obama’s health care law – the signature achievement of his presidency so far. Analysts say the outcome of the case likely will affect this [...]

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In Health Care Case, Lawyers Train for 3-Day Marathon

News from New York Times: WASHINGTON — The three days of Supreme Court arguments that start Monday on the constitutionality of President Obama’s health care law will be a legal marathon, and the lawyers involved have been training. Last week, there were so many of the mock arguments that lawyers call moot courts that they [...]

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Health-care law gaining momentum

News from Philadelphia Inquirer: After two years, the Affordable Care Act has yet to dramatically alter the health-care landscape in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, but the controversial law, facing a U.S. Supreme Court challenge this week, has expanded insurance coverage in small ways and added momentum to changes already under way in the health-care system. [...]

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How Health Care Case Will Unfold Before the Court

News from ABC News: The Supreme Court will begin hearing arguments on Monday over President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, derisively labeled “Obamacare” by its opponents. A look at how the case will unfold before the court in question-and-answer form: Q: What’s this all about? A: The Supreme [...]

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