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Health Care Reform : The Bullpen
Bill Frist

Bill Frist: The world needs more health-care workers — millions more

The most impressive part of any hospital or health clinic is the caring, skilled employees who prevent and treat illness. But the workforce we have is not enough

Health Care Reform : Opinion Brief
Mitt Romney addresses supporters during a "Repeal & Replace ObamaCare" campaign in Louisiana on March 23.

Is it too late for the GOP to really kill ObamaCare?

Insurers are vowing to keep some key parts of the health-care law even if the Supreme Court or Congress dismantles it. Does that mean reform is here to stay?

Health Care Reform : Analysis
Opponents of President Obama's health care legislation protest in March: Only 24 percent of Americans believe that the Supreme Court should uphold the entire law.

The ObamaCare poll that the White House hates: 4 takeaways

A new survey shows that a full two-thirds of Americans would like to see all or part of ObamaCare struck down by the Supreme Court

Health Care Reform : Opinion Brief
Tea Party favorite Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) says he now supports the ObamaCare provision that allows children to stay on their parents' policies until age 26.

Is the GOP warming up to ObamaCare?

In an unexpected shift, several Republican legislators are voicing their support for pieces of Obama's health-care law

Health Care Reform : Instant Guide
President Obama, accompanied by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebellus, faces a raft of lawsuits from Catholics unhappy with his administration's contraception mandate.

The Catholic contraception-mandate mega-lawsuit: A guide

Notre Dame and 42 other Catholic institutions sue the Obama administration, arguing that they're being forced to facilitate behavior they find "intrinsically immoral"

Health Care Reform : Opinion Brief
"I think [Democrats] paid a terrible price for health care," said retiring Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.). "I would not have pushed it as hard" as President Obama did.

Are Democrats abandoning ObamaCare?

Two retiring Democrats are publicly second-guessing Obama's decision to spend so much political capital on the controversial — and imperiled — health-care law

Health Care Reform : Opinion Brief
While Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell seems dedicated to repealing ObamaCare, he and his party haven't been very eager in offering details on an alternative plan.

Do Republicans have an alternative to ObamaCare?

Mitch McConnell and Co. have long vowed to "repeal and replace" ObamaCare. What happened to the latter part of that promise?

Health Care Reform : Forecast
If the Supreme Court strikes down ObamaCare, some say that politicians will be wary of any attempt to reform the U.S. health care system for a decade or longer.

Would an ObamaCare defeat pave the way for single-payer?

With the president's health-care overhaul on the ropes, some hopeful liberals see a government takeover of health insurance as "inevitable"

Health Care Reform : By the numbers
In 2012, a typical family of four under an employer health plan will pay an estimated $20,000 for insurance, more than double the cost for the same family in 2002.

The skyrocketing cost of U.S. health care: By the numbers

The fate of ObamaCare may be in doubt, but one thing's for sure: Rising health-care costs are making it harder and harder for Americans to stay insured

Health Care Reform : Burning Question
Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, pictured in 2008: His defense of ObamaCare before the Supreme Court was filled with stammers, stumbles, and tired talking points, say critics.

The Supreme Court sours on ObamaCare: How did legal experts get it so wrong?

Supporters of President Obama's health-care reform law were confident the court would rule it constitutional. It appears the predictions were off the mark

Health Care Reform : Fact Sheet
As governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney signed into law health-care rules that required his constituents to obtain health insurance, much as ObamaCare does.

The individual mandate's Republican roots: A guide

The Right is working overtime to kill ObamaCare's central component — even though Mitt Romney and other GOP leaders once trumpeted the individual mandate

Health Care Reform : The List
After three days of hearings, the Supreme Court justices are torn over the question of whether ObamaCare can survive without the individual mandate.

ObamaCare on trial: 5 takeaways from day 3

The Supreme Court wraps up its marathon, three-day debate over President Obama's health-care overhaul — and supporters of the law have cause for worry

Health Care Reform : Burning Question
Even if ObamaCare prevails at the Supreme Court, Republicans will surely keep hammering away at President Obama's health-care overhaul.

Does Obama lose even if ObamaCare is upheld?

Pundits have long assumed that an endorsement from the Supreme Court would vindicate the president. But could it also weigh him down in November?

Health Care Reform : Controversy
After hearing Tuesday's Supreme Court arguments on ObamaCare, CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin said, "If I had to bet today, I would bet that this court is going to strike down the individual mandate."

Can ObamaCare survive without the individual mandate?

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court put the mandate in its crosshairs. On Wednesday, the court will consider whether killing the mandate would kill ObamaCare

Health Care Reform : Opinion Brief
Protesters gather outside the Supreme Court, where justices heard arguments Tuesday on the constitutionality of the individual mandate, which requires nearly all Americans to obtain health insurance.

ObamaCare on trial: Is the individual mandate doomed?

The Supreme Court's conservative wing expresses deep skepticism about the cornerstone of the president's health-care overhaul

Health Care Reform : The Bullpen
Edward Morrissey

Edward Morrissey: The 5 possible fates of 'ObamaCare'

Despite skeptical questions from a swing justice, the Supreme Court may very well still uphold the president's overhaul of the health-care system

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