Supreme Court Hears Health Care
Supreme Court Hears Health Care
In March, the U.S. Supreme Court heard one of its most important cases in years -- the challenge to the Obama Administration’s health care reform law. The six-hour arguments stretched over three days, March 26-28. At the case’s core is whether Congress can require all Americans to buy health insurance or pay a penalty if they do not.
On June 28, in a 5-4 ruling, the Court found that Congress does have that power. Chief Justice John Roberts cast the deciding vote.
This page collects Bloomberg’s print, online and broadcast coverage of the legal, economic and political aspects of the case.
Governors who haven’t decided whether to expand Medicaid to more low-income Americans, a key provision of President Barack Obama’s health-care overhaul, said the program may wring too much money from their states.
WellPoint Inc.’s $4.9 billion deal for Amerigroup Corp. is a bet that health insurers can profit from Medicaid coverage for the poor even after the U.S. Supreme Court put the program’s future growth up in the air.
The Supreme Court decision upholding President Barack Obama’s health-care law has drawn attention for limiting Congress’s authority over interstate commerce, yet constitutional scholars say its biggest impact may be a curb on lawmakers’ ability to alter state Medicaid funding.
While the White House counts on the court upholding a law extending health insurance to millions of Americans, a favorable ruling offers Republicans a pointed campaign message for November: Remove Obama, repeal the law.
A win for President Barack Obama at
the U.S. Supreme Court, weighing the constitutionality of the
health-care law that stands as his chief domestic achievement,
could also set back his re-election bid.
The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the core of President Barack Obama’s health-care overhaul, giving him an election-year triumph and preserving most of a law that would expand insurance to millions of people and transform an industry that makes up 18 percent of the nation’s economy.
Tenet Healthcare Corp. (THC) led hospitals and Medicaid insurers higher while commercial health plans led by WellPoint Inc. (WLP) fell after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld most of President Barack Obama’s health-care overhaul.
The U.S. Supreme Court is poised to rule this week on President Barack Obama’s health-care overhaul, a law that would extend insurance to at least 30 million Americans and reshape an industry that makes up about 18 percent of the country’s economy.
The U.S. Supreme Court should uphold a law requiring most Americans to have health insurance if the justices follow legal precedent, according to 19 of 21 constitutional law professors who ventured an opinion on the most-anticipated ruling in years.
Republicans have pledged to “repeal and replace” President Barack Obama’s health-care overhaul. If the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down the law, they may struggle to deliver on the second part of their vow.
In the next two weeks, John Roberts will sit in his high-backed, black leather chair in the U.S. Supreme Court’s marble courtroom and tell a hushed crowd that the justices are about to rule on health care.
President Barack Obama said he is confident the U.S. Supreme Court won’t strike down the 2010 health-care law, saying it would be “judicial activism” to overturn the statute that requires Americans to have insurance.
Of all the arguments being waged over the Affordable Care Act -- or, as the Obama campaign now likes to refer to it, “Obamacare” -- the one dominating the Supreme Court this week is perhaps the most conceptually trivial.
U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts will probably ask each of his eight Supreme Court colleagues gathered in an oak-paneled room tomorrow where they stand on the law that would expand health insurance to at least 30 million Americans and affect one-sixth of the economy.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s pending ruling on the health-care law will put a rare judicial stamp of repudiation or endorsement on an incumbent president’s most prominent achievement just as he faces re-election.
This year’s debate over the future of Medicare comes down to who wields the knife.
Both political parties are proposing to cut the $500 billion-a-year health-care program for the elderly. They disagree as to how.
The cost to protect against losses on the debt of U.S. health-care companies is rising as investors hedge against potential declines when the U.S. Supreme Court rules on President Barack Obama’s landmark health law.
Republicans and Democrats in Congress said they saw signs of eventual victory as the U.S. Supreme Court (1000L) finished the second of three days of arguments on the health-care overhaul that cleared Congress on party lines.
U.S. Supreme Court justices hinted they may strike down a requirement that Americans obtain insurance on their second day hearing arguments over President Barack Obama’s health-care law. Questions from justices indicated they might split 5-4 with the court’s five Republican appointees joining together to oppose the measure.
Hundreds of protesters carrying “Don’t Tread on Me” flags and shouting “Freedom” rallied near the U.S. Supreme Court against the Obama administration’s health-care overhaul, while inside a majority of the justices challenged the constitutionality of the law’s keystone provision.
The Obama administration today will defend a requirement that Americans obtain insurance or pay a penalty -- the core of the president’s health care overhaul --in a Supreme Court case central to the Republican campaign to take over the White House.
The U.S. Supreme Court opens today its historic review of President Barack Obama’s health- care law, three days of arguments that might result in the president’s premier legislative achievement being found unconstitutional in the middle of his re-election campaign.
Coverage of the health care reform cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, to be argued March 26-28, 2012. Analyses or commentary in this blog are the views of the author and or commentators, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Bloomberg News.