individual mandate News

6 Ways Supreme Court Could Rule on Healthcare Law

The Supreme Court has several options in ruling on President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, from upholding the law to striking it down in its entirety. The court also could avoid deciding the law’s constitutionality at all, if it finds …

4 GOP-Appointed Justices Control Obama Health Law’s Fate

Here’s a thought that can’t comfort President Barack Obama: The fate of his health care overhaul rests with four Republican-appointed Supreme Court justices. His most sweeping domestic achievement could be struck down if they stand together with Justice Clarence Thomas, …

Supreme Court Readies for Healthcare Debate

Death, taxes and now health insurance? Having a medical plan or else paying a fine is about to become another certainty of American life, unless the Supreme Court says no. People are split over the wisdom of President Barack Obama’s …

RAND Study: Ending Individual Mandate Would Cut Coverage, Hike Government’s Costs

Eliminating the federal mandate in the new healthcare law that every individual carry health insurance would sharply lower the number of people gaining coverage, but would not dramatically increase the cost of buying policies through new insurance exchanges, a new …

Mass. AG Coakley Heading to D.C. to Make Case for Health Care Law

Attorney General Martha Coakley is heading to Washington to make a legal case for the national health care law that was modeled after Massachusetts’ own landmark 2006 health care law. On Thursday Coakley will defend the constitutionality of the national …

Healthcare Individual Mandate Too Weak to Matter, Aetna CEO Says

Wall Street’s concern about the U.S. Supreme Court’s looming decision on President Obama’s healthcare overhaul is overblown because the provision at the heart of the law already has little teeth, the top executive at Aetna Inc. said. The court in …

White House Defends Health Care Law As ‘Response to Crisis’

Defending President Barack Obama’s signature health care overhaul, the administration is urging the Supreme Court to uphold the contentious heart of the law, the requirement that individuals buy insurance or pay a penalty. The administration filed a written submission with …

Supreme Court Schedules Obama Healthcare Arguments

Oral arguments on President Barack Obama’s sweeping U.S. healthcare overhaul will last 5-1/2 hours spread over three days from March 26-28, the Supreme Court said on Monday. The Supreme Court last month agreed to hear the 5-1/2 hours of oral …

Part of Mississippi Healthcare Suit Placed on Hold

A federal judge has put on hold portions of a Mississippi lawsuit against Obama administration’s health care law. U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett, in a ruling issued Nov. 23, stayed consideration of parts of the April 2010 lawsuit not involving …

Supreme Court to Hear Federal Healthcare Mandate

The Obama administration Monday cleared the way for the Supreme Court to decide in its 2011-12 term the president’s signature healthcare law that requires Americans to buy insurance or face a penalty. A Justice Department spokeswoman said it decided against …