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U.S. Supreme Court & Health Reform: Implications and Impact

Reporting on Health will be sharing perspectives on the historic U.S. Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act.

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Journalists should delve into the various provisions of the law and explain how they will affect not only consumers but health care's special interests.

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Arguably the most unexpected aspect of the Supreme Court’s Affordable Care Act decision was its reversal of the mandatory expansion of Medicaid. Martha King of the National Conference of State Legislatures provides some tips on how to track this unfolding landscape.

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"Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore."

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The nurse wheeled my young friend Alexander’s gurney into the emergency room. As she walked away from him, she shot out a parting remark: “This is how you lose a leg – or your life.”

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A sampling of reaction from politicians, patients, advocates and pundits on today's historic Supreme Court decision on health reform.

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Tomorrow, doctors will still be taking care of their patients, regardless of the Supreme Court's decision on health reform.

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The court ruled that the individual mandate was constitutional, defining it as a tax, with Chief Justice John Roberts joining the more liberal justices in the majority. However, the court limited the federal government's power to cut off Medicaid money going to states....

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Get the information you need for smart coverage of the Supreme Court's decision on health reform.

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With the Supreme Court poised to issue its ruling on “Obamacare” any day now, many of us find ourselves wondering whether our nation’s highest court will ...make it MORE difficult for this country to achieve what virtually every other industrialized nation already guarantees as a fundamental human r
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What Americans should know about the immediate aftermath of the Supreme Court decision on health reform.

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