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5-4 Supreme Court Split on Health Care?

From March 26-28, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments about the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, frequently shortened to the Affordable Care Act—or simply “Obamacare.” These three days of arguments were the most time the Supreme Court has spent on a single case since the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education […]

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The Affordable Care Act’s Individual Mandate

There are several provisions in the Affordable Care Act that are generally praised by the American public: 2.5 million 19-26 year olds are now covered under their parents’ health insurance, children cannot be denied health insurance coverage due to pre-existing conditions, and shrinking the prescription “donut hole” for seniors on Medicare; however, the federal individual mandate that […]

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Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: What’s at Stake?

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court opened the first of three days of arguments regarding President Obama’s signature health care legislation: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act—frequently shortened to the Affordable Care Act—or to those who disdain it, “Obamacare.” The justices heard opinions concerning a single issue; namely, does the ACA’s individual health care […]

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Supreme Court Hears Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Arguments

Beginning Monday, March 26 and continuing through Wednesday, March 28, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in cases concerning the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (often called “Obamacare”). Due to the extraordinary public request for information regarding these cases, the Supreme Court will make the audio recordings and transcripts of these hearings available […]

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