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Health Care Reform : In-depth briefing
Thanks to ObamaCare, starting in 2014, uninsured people who don't qualify for Medicaid will have to get insurance or pay a tax penalty.

The road ahead for ObamaCare: A guide

Now that President Obama's health-care law has survived review by the U.S. Supreme Court, what will it actually do?

 
Health Care Reform : The List
If Texas Gov. Rick Perry opts out of the Medicaid expansion, as he promises, his state will lose out on $70 billion in federal money over six years.

4 reasons Rick Perry may regret battling ObamaCare

The Texas governor joins other GOP leaders across the country by refusing to implement ObamaCare in his state. Will the defiance pay off or backfire?

 
Health Care Reform : The Bullpen
Edward Morrissey

Edward Morrissey: Can Obama possibly win a three-front war on ObamaCare?

Sure, the White House won a big legal victory. But now they face fierce political foes in the Tea Party, GOP governors, and the Catholic Church

 
Health Care Reform : Opinion Brief
During a news conference June 28, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) said his state would not move ahead with implementing the federal health care law, despite the Supreme Court's ruling.

Will GOP governors kill ObamaCare?

President Obama's health law survived the Supreme Court, but some Republican governors who have long opposed ObamaCare say they won't implement any of it

 
Health Care Reform : Burning Question
The president talks on the phone after learning that the Supreme Court had upheld ObamaCare: POTUS initially thought the law had been overturned, thanks to inaccurate CNN and Fox News bulletins.

The ObamaCare ruling: What happened behind the scenes?

John Roberts' conflict, President Obama's confusion, and more compelling details about the game-changing Supreme Court ruling and its immediate aftermath

 
Health Care Reform : Controversy
Anti-ObamaCare demonstrators protest the SupremeCourt's ruling Thursday: Some Republicans were equally incensed by the news, likening the decision to doomsday.

5 cringe-worthy GOP reactions to the ObamaCare ruling

Some conservatives are lashing out over the Supreme Court's decision to uphold ObamaCare — in extreme, eyebrow-raising ways

 
Health Care Reform : Instant Guide
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks after the Supreme Court ruled to uphold most of the Affordable Care Act. Romney reiterated his vow to get rid of the law if he is elected.

Repealing ObamaCare: GOP fantasy or near-certainty?

Mitt Romney vows to repeal ObamaCare as president, and House Republicans are already trying to vote it away, but do they have the tools, or stomach, to do so?

 
Health Care Reform : The Bullpen
Paul Brandus

Paul Brandus: How the ObamaCare ruling will shape U.S. politics... for the next 40 years

When Romney and Obama face off in November, they won't just be battling for the White House. They'll be fighting over the future of a bitterly divided court

 
Health Care Reform : Forecast
President Obama praised the Supreme Court's decision to uphold most of his Affordable Care Act as a victory for "people all over this country."

ObamaCare upheld: 4 political consequences

The Supreme Court's game-changing decision is reverberating throughout the political world, and reshaping the contest for the presidency

 
Health Care Reform : Fact Sheet
ObamaCare survived the Supreme Court, which means the roughly 50 million Americans who are uninsured will have to buy insurance (in many cases, with government assistance) or pay a fine.

The Supreme Court upholds ObamaCare: What it means for you

The blockbuster decision will have a big impact on millions of Americans. Here, a guide to help determine whether you're one of them

 
Health Care Reform : Burning Question
Chief Justice John Roberts administers the oath of office to President Obama in 2009: On June 28, 2012, the conservative judge made the president's day (or year?) by upholding ObamaCare.

ObamaCare survives: Why did John Roberts vote with the liberals?

The conservative judge astounds much of the political world by throwing his weight behind ObamaCare. Here, five theories to explain his mysterious move

 
Health Care Reform : The List
ObamaCare supporters celebrate Thursday after the Supreme Court rules that the bulk of President Obama's health-care overhaul is constitutional.

ObamaCare survives the Supreme Court: 5 takeaways

A divided court upholds the individual mandate — the centerpiece of the health care law — in a huge victory for Obama, Democrats, and uninsured Americans

 
Health Care Reform : The List
A pro-ObamaCare demonstrator stands outside the Supreme Court on Monday: Only 10 percent of Americans believe the Supreme Court will uphold the health care law in full.

4 reasons the Supreme Court might uphold ObamaCare

Supporters of the health care law have been bracing themselves for defeat for months. But there are still plenty of reasons for optimism

 
Health Care Reform : The Bullpen
Edward Morrissey

Edward Morrissey: The stakes of the Supreme Court's monumental ObamaCare decision

Come Thursday, we'll finally get a verdict on the constitutionality of the president's health-care overhaul. And if Obama loses, he's going to lose big

 
Health Care Reform : Politics
Tea Party member Susan Clark rings a bell as ObamaCare supporters demonstrate in front of the Supreme Court in March: If the court strikes down the entire law, it would be a "painful blow" for the Obama administration, but it would force the GOP to come up with a solution of its own.

5 possible outcomes of the Supreme Court's ObamaCare decision

After months of fevered speculation, the Supreme Court will finally weigh in on President Obama's health care overhaul on Thursday

 
Health Care Reform : Opinion Brief
More than half of Americans disapprove of President Obama's health-care overhaul, which may be struck down by the Supreme Court on Thursday.

If ObamaCare is struck down, would Americans miss it?

The president's health-care overhaul is persistently unpopular. And yet, its many benefits might be missed if the law is voided by the Supreme Court

 
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