Judging The Health Law

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English: The Supreme Court of the United States. Washington, D.C. Français : La Cour suprême des États-Unis. Washington D.C., États-Unis. ‪Norsk (bokmål)‬: Høyesterett i USA. Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Here’s the latest from Kaiser Health News on the Supreme Court ruling and what’s next for the health law.

Video: Your Questions Answered About The Supreme Court Ruling
KHN’s Mary Agnes Carey moderates a panel discussion with KHN’s Marilyn Werber Serafini, Politico‘s Jennifer Haberkorn and the L.A. Times‘ Noam Levey. The reporters field your questions on Thursday’s landmark Supreme Court health law decision.

States Could Cut Medicaid Rolls In 2014 As A Result Of Court Ruling
By Phil Galewitz, July 13
Some low-income adults could be thrown “into a black hole with nowhere to turn for coverage.”

States Balk At Expanding Medicaid
By Phil Galewitz, July 2
A growing number of Republican lawmakers and state Medicaid officials say they may pass up the nearly $1 trillion federal pot to expand the program. Politics is a factor, but cash-strapped states also have legitimate budget concerns.

Court Ruling Doesn’t Quell Partisan Feelings On Health Law
By Jordan Rau, July 2
A new Kaiser Family Foundation poll done immediately after Thursday’s ruling shows the public remains split on the law along party lines.

States Already Taking Radically Different Approaches To Court Ruling
Three states – Mississippi, California and Texas — illustrate the range of approaches emerging in the wake of last week’s decision.

Health Law Deadlines Under Pressure
By Julie Appleby, Mary Agnes Carey and Marilyn Werber Serafini, June 30
The Supreme Court ruling shifts the focus to states. But between 20 and 40 may be unable to set up new online insurance markets by fall 2013.

Hospitals Celebrate Decision, But Threats Remain
By Jay Hancock, June 29
The decision to let states opt out of the Medicaid expansion means hospitals serving the poor could still be stuck with unpaid care.

Video: Making Sense Of The Supreme Court Ruling
KHN’s Mary Agnes Carey, Stuart Taylor and Julie Appleby are joined by SCOTUSblog‘s Tom Goldstein and Lyle Denniston to break down Thursday’s landmark Supreme Court decision on the constitutionality of the health law.

Ruling Puts Pressure On States To Act
By Phil Galewitz and Marilyn Weber Serafini, June 28
The Supreme Court Thursday gave states the option to skip the Medicaid expansion, but the pressure of accepting millions in new federal dollars to pay for coverage for low-income people may be too great.
What Will The States Do On Medicaid?
Table: Estimated New Medicaid Enrollees

Justices Uphold Individual Mandate, Set Limits On Medicaid Expansion
By Julie Appleby and Jordan Rau, June 28
Chief Justice Roberts joins the majority holding that the requirement to carry insurance or pay a penalty is a tax and therefore falls within Congress’s taxing authority.

Stuart Taylor: ‘Most Amazing Supreme Court Theater I’ve Ever Seen’
By Stuart Taylor, June 28
KHN legal analyst Stuart Taylor talks to Jackie Judd about the source of constitutional authority that the Supreme Court found to uphold the law — and the options states will have for the Medicaid program.

After The Ruling: A Consumer’s Guide
By Mary Agnes Carey, June 28
The law contains a number of provisions that are changing the rules of health care for consumers.

Roberts Says Law’s Offer To States On Medicaid ‘Is A Gun To The Head’
The chief justice also says that the court “does not express any opinion on the wisdom of the Affordable Care Act. Under the Constitution, that judgment is re-served to the people.

Video: Political Leaders Sound Off On Health Law Decision With Speeches
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, House Speaker John Boehner, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and President Obama react to Thursday’s Supreme Court decision on the health law with speeches. Here are excerpts.

Obama: Health Law Decision A ‘Victory For People All Over This Country’
President Obama said the Supreme Court’s landmark decision Thursday to uphold the health care reform law was a victory for all Americans who will now be more secure because of it.

Romney: Health Law Bad Policy, No Matter SCOTUS Decision
GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney reiterated Thursday his promise to repeal the health law if elected despite the Supreme Court’s ruling upholding the health law.


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