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US Health Care Battle Moves to Supreme Court

Posted March 25th, 2012 at 7:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Two years after it was signed into law, President Barack Obama’s divisive health care law comes before the U.S. Supreme Court Monday. The court will hear a challenge by attorneys general representing 26 states who argue that the health care law violates the Constitution and tramples on individual liberties by requiring nearly all Americans to […]

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US Prepares Rules for Disclosing Drug Company Payments to Doctors

Posted January 18th, 2012 at 1:00 am (UTC-5)
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The United States is preparing to require drug makers and medical supply companies to disclose payments they make to doctors and teaching hospitals. The rule is part of a sweeping reform to the national health care system signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2010. It is intended to make the companies relationships with […]

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US Supreme Court to Hear Arguments on Health Care Reform

Posted November 14th, 2011 at 7:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review President Barack Obama’s health care law and issue a ruling on the historic overhaul just before the presidential election next November. The court said Monday that the case will be presented next March and that the justices will hear more than five hours of oral arguments regarding […]

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US Supreme Court to Consider Health Care Law Constitutionality

Posted November 14th, 2011 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Supreme Court has decided to hear an appeal of a key provision in President Barack Obama’s health care law. The nation’s highest court said Monday it will consider legal arguments about whether most Americans should be required to buy health care insurance, or pay a fine if they fail to do so. A […]

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Obama Administration Suspends Part of Health Care Law

Posted October 14th, 2011 at 10:00 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. health officials say they are suspending a program in President Barack Obama’s 2010 health care law, over concerns that it is not financially sound. The program would have provided home care for the elderly and disabled, but since its inclusion in the health care bill last year it has been targeted for repeal by […]

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Obama Administration Asks Supreme Court to Uphold Controversial Health Care Overhaul

Posted September 29th, 2011 at 1:43 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Justice Department has asked the Supreme Court to uphold the Obama administration’s historic overhaul of the nation’s health care system. The Justice Department on Wednesday filed an appeal asking the nation’s top court to review an earlier decision by a federal court, which ruled the legislation exceeded its authority by requiring most Americans […]

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Appeal Asks Top Court to Kill Health Care Law

Posted September 28th, 2011 at 2:14 pm (UTC-5)
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Twenty-six U.S. states and a group representing small businesses are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down the Obama administration’s overhaul of the health care system. The states, led by Florida, and the National Federation of Independent Business both filed appeals with the nation’s top court Wednesday, asking justices to declare the entire law […]

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US Business Group Asks Top Court to Kill Health Care Law

Posted September 28th, 2011 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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A group representing small businesses is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down the Obama administration’s overhaul of the health care system. The National Federation of Independent Business filed an appeal with the nation’s top court Wednesday, asking justices to declare the entire law unconstitutional. They are appealing a court decision made last month […]

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US Health Care Costs Rose Sharply in 2011

Posted September 27th, 2011 at 3:45 pm (UTC-5)
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A new study shows the cost of U.S. health care rose dramatically in 2011, a factor that increases pressure on the shaky economy and a faltering job market. The Kaiser Family Foundation study found that annual health care premiums for insurance provided by employers were up 9 percent compared with 2010. In contrast, workers’ income […]

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US Health Insurance Mandate Suffers Setback

Posted August 12th, 2011 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. appeals court has ruled that part of the Obama administration’s overhaul of the health care system is unconstitutional. A divided three-judge panel Friday struck down the provision of the law that requires all Americans to pay for health insurance by 2014 or face a penalty. In its decision, the panel wrote that the […]

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