health care reform http://kplu.org en Justice Scalia Disputes Accuracy Of 'Leak' http://kplu.org/post/justice-scalia-disputes-accuracy-angry-leak-over-health-care Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, influential conservative and pugilistic dissenter, is challenging everything from a recent leak about Supreme Court deliberations, to conventional wisdom about the court and its history.<p>In a new book co-authored with Bryan Garner, Scalia spells out his judicial philosophy, and on Tuesday, the always voluble, charming and combative justice sat for a wide-ranging interview — about the book, his relationships on the court, and the recent leak alleging anger among the justices over the recent health care decision.<p>First, the leak. Wed, 25 Jul 2012 13:59:37 +0000 Nina Totenberg 5714 at http://kplu.org Justice Scalia Disputes Accuracy Of 'Leak' CBS News: Roberts switched his vote on health care http://kplu.org/post/cbs-news-roberts-switched-his-vote-health-care It was much rumored as soon as the 5-4 decision that upheld President Obama's signature health care law was announced.<p>Chief Justice John Roberts had sided with the liberal wing of the court and he had done so after initially voting in favor of striking down the individual mandate, the part of the law the required every American to obtain health care.<p><a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-3460_162-57464549/roberts-switched-views-to-uphold-health-care-law/?tag=contentMain;contentBody">CBS News' Jan Crawford has a scoop</a> today in which she talks to unnamed insiders. Mon, 02 Jul 2012 17:56:36 +0000 5470 at http://kplu.org CBS News: Roberts switched his vote on health care Supreme Court Health Care Ruling Prompts Foot Race In Press Corps http://kplu.org/post/supreme-court-health-care-ruling-foot-race There were winners and losers in the journalistic race to get out the news of the Supreme Court's momentous ruling upholding the administration's health care law Thursday.<p>If this had been the Olympics, CNN and Fox News would have been <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/06/28/155936595/media-get-health-care-ruling-wrong-at-first">called for false starts</a>, or worse, after initially reporting that the high court had struck down the law. Fri, 29 Jun 2012 20:18:29 +0000 5448 at http://kplu.org Supreme Court Health Care Ruling Prompts Foot Race In Press Corps Chief Justice Roberts jokes he's headed to 'an impregnable fortress' http://kplu.org/post/chief-justice-roberts-jokes-hes-headed-impregnable-fortress Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts surprised the country yesterday by siding with the liberal wing of the court in the health care decision.<p>Roberts was appointed by President George W. Bush and has reliably taken conservative positions. Fri, 29 Jun 2012 16:38:58 +0000 Eyder Peralta 5444 at http://kplu.org Chief Justice Roberts jokes he's headed to 'an impregnable fortress' Roberts' Ruling Recalls Other Moments When High Court Shocked The Nation http://kplu.org/post/roberts-ruling-recalls-other-moments-when-high-court-shocked-nation You may already have made a mental note as to where you were when you heard the Supreme Court had upheld the health care law known as Obamacare. It's one of those moments that become touchstones of our memory, personal connections to the history we have witnessed in our lifetimes.<p>The Supreme Court may not be the source of such moments very often, but when its rulings reach this level of our awareness, they alter the course of our lives.<p>Of course, no one knows yet just how history will deal with this particular law. Fri, 29 Jun 2012 14:02:00 +0000 Ron Elving 5442 at http://kplu.org Roberts' Ruling Recalls Other Moments When High Court Shocked The Nation Photo: President Obama after hearing health care news http://kplu.org/post/photo-president-obama-after-hearing-health-care-news The White House has released a picture of President Obama on the phone with Solicitor General Donald Verrilli in the Oval Office after hearing the health care news. Verrilli was the one who argued the case in front of the Supreme Court.<p>Here's the picture:<p>Obama looks rather relaxed. Fri, 29 Jun 2012 03:15:09 +0000 Eyder Peralta 5439 at http://kplu.org Photo: President Obama after hearing health care news Court's health ruling excites GOP, but will voters remember in November? http://kplu.org/post/courts-health-ruling-excites-gop-will-voters-remember-november In the wake of the Supreme Court's <a href="http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/11pdf/11-393c3a2.pdf">landmark decision</a> to uphold the Affordable Care Act, one of the burning questions is how will the decision play out politically?<p>President Obama even acknowledged the inevitability of the political maneuvering and handicapping in his comments from the White House soon after the high court delivered its decision. Fri, 29 Jun 2012 03:14:47 +0000 Frank James 5438 at http://kplu.org Court's health ruling excites GOP, but will voters remember in November? Hospitals, other providers welcome ruling, look forward to more paying customers http://kplu.org/post/hospitals-other-providers-welcome-ruling-look-forward-more-paying-customers <p>Health-care providers in Washington are in the midst of changes that will speed up now that the federal health law has been sustained. The ruling was welcome news to hospitals, doctors and many others in the medical field.</p><p>They&#39;re especially glad nearly everyone will have health insurance. That&rsquo;s been one of the big challenges in the current health system. People get sick and go to the hospital, even if they can&rsquo;t afford it.</p> Fri, 29 Jun 2012 02:14:42 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 5436 at http://kplu.org Supreme Court upholds health care law; Washington leaders look smart; state programs under way http://kplu.org/post/supreme-court-upholds-health-care-law-washington-leaders-look-smart-state-programs-under-way <p>Washington state is on a fast-track to providing discounted insurance for thousands of uninsured people by January 2014.</p><p>The Supreme Court has upheld the individual insurance requirement at the heart of President Barack Obama&#39;s health care overhaul.</p><p>The court on Thursday handed Obama a campaign-season victory in rejecting arguments that Congress went too far in requiring most Americans to have health insurance or pay a penalty.</p><p>The court found problems with the law&#39;s expansion of Medicaid. But even there, it said the expansion could proceed as long as the federal government does not threaten to withhold the entire Medicaid allotment to states if they don&#39;t take part in the extension.</p><p>The court&#39;s four liberal justices, Stephen Bryer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor, joined Roberts in the outcome.</p><blockquote><p>&ldquo;We are in a very good position, because we have already received the federal funds to not only build our health-care exchange, or marketplace, but to operate it for the first year,&rdquo; says State Sen. Karen Keiser (D), Kent, who chairs a key senate health committee.</p></blockquote><p> Thu, 28 Jun 2012 15:21:55 +0000 Keith Seinfeld & The Associated Press 5426 at http://kplu.org Supreme Court upholds health care law; Washington leaders look smart; state programs under way Waiting almost over for high court decision on health care Llaw http://kplu.org/post/waiting-almost-over-high-court-decision-health-care-llaw Outside the U.S. Thu, 28 Jun 2012 12:29:48 +0000 5425 at http://kplu.org Waiting almost over for high court decision on health care Llaw Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Provisions Of Arizona Immigration Law http://kplu.org/post/supreme-courts-health-care-ruling-possible-today <strong>Update at 10:21 a.m. ET. Strikes Down Key Provisions Of Immigration Law: </strong><p>The United States Supreme Court<a href="http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/11pdf/11-182b5e1.pdf"> invalidated three of four challenged provisions</a> of Arizona's controversial immigration law. Mon, 25 Jun 2012 13:57:38 +0000 5386 at http://kplu.org Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Provisions Of Arizona Immigration Law Countdown To The Supreme Court's Ruling On Health Care http://kplu.org/post/fever-pitched-countdown-supreme-courts-ruling-health-care Anticipation has reached a fever pitch, and the waiting is almost over.<p>This week, the Supreme Court is almost certain to issue its decision on the constitutionality of President Obama's health care law. The decision could have far-reaching implications for the legal landscape, the nation's health care system and even the Supreme Court's legacy.<p>The court will have to answer <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2012/03/26/149218060/4-questions-that-could-make-or-break-the-health-care-law">four distinct legal questions</a> raised by the challenge to the Affordable Care Act. Sun, 24 Jun 2012 22:02:23 +0000 Julie Rovner 5384 at http://kplu.org Countdown To The Supreme Court's Ruling On Health Care Survey: Will politics tip the scale in high court's healthcare ruling? http://kplu.org/post/survey-will-politics-tip-scale-high-courts-healthcare-ruling <p>As potentially millions of people collectively held their breath, again, Monday morning waiting for the U.S. Supreme Court to decide the fate of <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/healthreform/healthcare-overview">Obama&rsquo;s health care reform</a>, one of the many questions lingering in the air is will the justices keep their politics out of the decision? (Update: The court did not issue its ruling Monday and will likely do so on Thursday.)</p><p>And, we must also wonder: Will Americans keep their politics out of their assessments of whatever the court decides, when it does? (Warning, this is a &ldquo;Take our survey&rdquo; story &hellip; see below.)</p><p> Fri, 22 Jun 2012 19:18:12 +0000 Jake Ellison 5375 at http://kplu.org Survey: Will politics tip the scale in high court's healthcare ruling? Why many young adults might lose coverage if health law falls http://kplu.org/post/why-many-young-adults-might-lose-coverage-if-health-law-falls When it comes to health care, even the seemingly easy things become hard.<p>Take coverage for <a href="http://www.healthcare.gov/law/features/choices/young-adult-coverage/index.html">young adults</a> under the Affordable Care Act.<p>It's one of the most successful — and popular — provisions of the law that have taken effect so far. Fri, 22 Jun 2012 15:49:33 +0000 Julie Rovner 5372 at http://kplu.org Why many young adults might lose coverage if health law falls Survey: Insiders think Supreme Court will strike health care mandate http://kplu.org/post/survey-insiders-think-supreme-court-will-strike-health-care-mandate A new survey of 38 former clerks of current Supreme Court justices and 18 attorneys who have argued cases before the high court found that most of them think the court will rule that the individual mandate is unconstitutional. Thu, 21 Jun 2012 01:27:09 +0000 5352 at http://kplu.org Survey: Insiders think Supreme Court will strike health care mandate