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  • Can Republicans Finally Accept Gay Conservatives?

    The New Republic Online - 28 Feb 2015 23:58:44 UT

    G regory T. Angelo sat in the middle of a crowded hotel bar on a Thursday afternoon at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Statistically speaking, a little over half of the fellow...

  • The Supreme Court & Obamacare Round II

    Huffington Post - 28 Feb 2015 21:53:42 UT

    The plaintiffs in King v. Burwell argue that federal subsidies under the Affordable Care Act (the "ACA") are lawful only in states which have set up their own health care exchanges. This case is now pending before the United States Supreme Court, and the...

  • Medicare: These 5 States Have Saved the Most From Drug Discounts

    Motley Fool - 28 Feb 2015 20:23:16 UT

    Medicare is a vital part of financial planning for senior citizens, covering a huge portion of older Americans' healthcare costs. Over the past decade, prescription drug coverage under Medicare Part...

  • 2nd LD Spotlight: Partisan wrangle over DHS funding bill shows U.S. leadership deficit

    Individual.com - 28 Feb 2015 10:58:46 UT

    The U.S. government's image as an omnipotent world leader came under question again late Friday, although the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) avoided a partial shutdown at midnight. President...

  • The economic and political consequences of King v. Burwell

    Modern Physician - 28 Feb 2015 07:12:42 UT

    A victory for the petitioners in King v. Burwell will not return the healthcare insurance marketplace to the pre-Affordable Care Act status quo. For the 7.5 million people in at least 34 states...

  • Is GOP finally getting nervous that the Supreme Court might gut Obamacare?

    Los Angeles Times - 27 Feb 2015 23:48:17 UT

    It wasn't so long ago that Republicans were viewing the prospect that the Supreme Court might overturn a key provision of the Affordable Care Act with unalloyed glee. The Court might "ultimately...

  • Brace Yourself For The Most Important Supreme Court Case Of The Year

    Forbes.com - 27 Feb 2015 22:14:32 UT

    On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in its most important case of the year, King v. Burwell.   The case is most obviously significant because it could invalidate subsidies...

  • Oracle sues Oregon officials in healthcare website dispute

    Reuters via Yahoo! - 27 Feb 2015 22:07:41 UT

    By Shelby Sebens PORTLAND, Ore., Feb 27 (Reuters) - Oracle America Inc , the software giant in charge of developing Oregon's failed health exchange website, has filed suit against five former staff...

  • Open Payments: CME Exemption Back on the Table

    Meetings Net - 27 Feb 2015 22:02:21 UT

    The Alliance for Continuing Education in the Healthcare Professions' advocacy and membership committees recently alerted ACEhp members about an article in Forbes magazine about the “21st Century...

  • Sally Pipes: Repeal Disastrous Obamacare Employer Mandate

    NewsMax.com - 27 Feb 2015 20:52:22 UT

    The employer mandate contained in the Affordable Care Act is a "disaster" for Americans and must be repealed, says healthcare policy expert Sally Pipes, president of the Pacific Research Institute....

  • GOP states revisit Obamacare as Supreme Court weighs subsidies

    Washington Post - 27 Feb 2015 19:41:38 UT

    By , Jason Millman and Lena H. Sun , Officials in several Republican states that balked at participating in President Obama’s health-care initiative are now revisiting the issue, amid mounting...

  • Obamacare at Age Five: Access to Care

    Huffington Post - 27 Feb 2015 19:19:36 UT

    Now that Obamacare (the Affordable Care Act or ACA) is just turning five years since its enactment in 2010, it is time to assess its progress and shortfalls. This is the first of three posts that will deal with its experience toward its major goals --...

  • Got $172? That's the typical Obamacare penalty

    Yahoo! Finance - 27 Feb 2015 18:16:06 UT

    [embedded content] One of the last big unanswered questions about the Affordable Care Act is how taxpayers will react when they have to pay penalty fees for the first time this tax filing season....

  • South Florida doctors face new challenges in Obamacare system

    Miami Herald - 27 Feb 2015 16:49:30 UT

    In the last two years, pulmonary specialist Dr. Eduardo G. Martinez has become accustomed to the sight in his Hialeah office: newly insured patients flashing laminated healthcare insurance cards to...

  • The King case is about state's rights, not healthcare, prof argues — House Republicans slipped an abortion amendment into their education bill

    Politico - 27 Feb 2015 16:21:06 UT

    KING v. BURWELL ? IT'S NOT ABOUT HEALTH CARE, PROF ARGUES — The case is really about state's rights, writes Yale Law Professor Abbe Gluck in today's POLITICO Magazine. The Supreme Court is set to...

  • Higher Interest Rates Won't Sink REITs

    Forbes.com - 27 Feb 2015 15:57:53 UT

    The stock market has continued its winning streak in 2015, setting new records amidst optimism about the U.S. economy. However, the positive sentiment has not carried over to REIT stocks, which have...

  • Report: After $91M Infusion, Obamacare Website Still a Mess

    NewsMax.com - 27 Feb 2015 14:27:24 UT

    Despite last year's "urgent" no-bid $91.1 million one-year contract to Accenture Federal Services to repair the troubled Obamacare website, including completing Healthcare.gov's backend, it's still a...

  • UnitedHealth limits coverage for most popular hysterectomies

    CNN Money - 27 Feb 2015 13:12:48 UT

    The nation's largest insurer is putting sharp limits on the most common form of hysterectomies, saying the procedure poses a health threat and that a different form of the surgery has been found to...

  • OVERNIGHT HEALTHCARE: GOP confronts health chief on secret ObamaCare plan

    The Hill - 26 Feb 2015 22:54:18 UT

    Republicans on the House Oversight Committee say the Obama administration has been secretly preparing a fallback strategy if the Supreme Court strikes down a major piece of its healthcare reform law...

  • Supreme Court protesters say no plans to disrupt Obamacare case

    Reuters - 26 Feb 2015 22:42:05 UT

    (Reuters) - An activist group that has twice disrupted U.S. Supreme Court proceedings in the past year says it does not intend to stage similar protests when the justices hear a major case next week...

  • Cruz slams GOP leaders for 'amnesty' deal

    The Hill - 26 Feb 2015 20:24:28 UT

    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) slammed GOP leaders for “cutting a deal” on “executive amnesty” in the compromise over funding for the Department of Homeland Security in his speech at the Conservative...

  • Study: ObamaCare premiums could triple if court tosses subsidies

    The Hill - 26 Feb 2015 19:17:32 UT

    The cost of healthcare premiums could rise as much 779 percent if the Supreme Court erases ObamaCare subsidies in a majority of states this year, according to a new study. A victory for the...

  • Jindal: Americans Ready for Outsider to Make 'Big Changes'

    NewsMax.com - 26 Feb 2015 18:16:42 UT

    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says he's still a few months away from an announcement about his potential 2016 presidential campaign, but the Republican state leader told Newsmax TV http://newsmaxtv.com...

  • Republicans confront health chief on ObamaCare plan

    The Hill - 26 Feb 2015 16:52:52 UT

    A Republican House subcommittee chairman is accusing the Obama administration of secretly preparing a fallback strategy if the Supreme Court strikes down a major piece of the healthcare later this...

  • Republicans say ObamaCare officials withholding data

    The Hill - 26 Feb 2015 16:52:50 UT

    Republicans are accusing a key ObamaCare official of refusing to provide Congress with enrollment data that one lawmaker said has already been provided to the White House and insurance companies....

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