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Supreme Court To Consider Constitutionality Of Obamacare

Supreme Court To Consider Constitutionality Of Obamacare

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The Supreme Court will hear a case Tuesday questioning the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with medical pricing expert Erin Fuse Brown about what's at stake.
Supreme Court Allows Rhode Island To Make Voting By Mail Easier Amid Pandemic

Supreme Court Allows Rhode Island To Make Voting By Mail Easier...

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A voter places a ballot in a secure box in Providence, R.I., in June for the state's presidential primary. The U.S. Supreme Court says the state can suspend its witness or notary requirement to vote by mail in the fall elections. Steven Senne/AP hide caption toggle caption Steven Senne/AP A voter places a ballot in…
The Supreme Court Allows Employers To Opt Out Of Contraception Coverage

The Supreme Court Allows Employers To Opt Out Of Contraception Coverage

The Supreme Court on Wednesday has sided with the Trump administration, ruling that employers with religious objections can decline to provide contraception coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
Supreme Court Rejects Church’s Challenge To California’s Coronavirus Rules

Supreme Court Rejects Church’s Challenge To California’s Coronavirus Rules

A church in North Hollywood, Calif., stands empty last month after services were canceled because of coronavirus restrictions. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption toggle caption Damian Dovarganes/AP A church in North Hollywood, Calif., stands empty last month after services were canceled because of coronavirus restrictions. Damian Dovarganes/AP The Supreme Court has rejected a California church's attempt…
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Discharged From Hospital

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Discharged From Hospital

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, seen in February, has been released from the hospital after treatment for a gallbladder condition. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption toggle caption Patrick Semansky/AP Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, seen in February, has been released from the hospital after treatment for a gallbladder condition. Patrick Semansky/AP After being treated…
U.S. Appeals Court Upholds Ruling Blocking States’ Medicaid Work Requirements

U.S. Appeals Court Upholds Ruling Blocking States’ Medicaid Work Requirements

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A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling that blocked work requirements in Arkansas and in Kentucky, which has since rescinded them. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar is seen testifying before the Senate Finance Committee on Thursday. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption toggle caption J. Scott Applewhite/AP A federal appeals court has…
Supreme Court Takes Up Birth-Control Conscience Case

Supreme Court Takes Up Birth-Control Conscience Case

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The Supreme Court will examine Trump administration regulations that allow employers to claim exemptions to the contraceptive insurance coverage mandate in the Affordable Care Act. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption toggle caption J. Scott Applewhite/AP The Supreme Court will examine Trump administration regulations that allow employers to claim exemptions to the contraceptive insurance coverage mandate…
Supreme Court Hears Another Obamacare Case, With A Twist

Supreme Court Hears Another Obamacare Case, With A Twist

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The U.S. Supreme Court examined Obamacare for the fifth time on Tuesday, only this time the justices cast their skeptical gaze on Republican efforts to hobble the law. Enacted by a Democratic-controlled Congress in 2010, the Affordable Care Act promised to partially reimburse insurers if they lost money by covering people with preexisting conditions. The…
Algorithms ought to have made courts more reasonable. What failed?

Algorithms ought to have made courts more reasonable. What failed?

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Enlarge / The courts have become another frontline in the battle against climate change. Kentucky lawmakers thought requiring that judges consult an algorithm when deciding whether to hold a defendant in jail before trial would make the state’s justice system cheaper and fairer by setting more people free. That’s not how it turned out. Before…
The Affordable Care Act Is Back In Court: 5 Realities You Required To Know

The Affordable Care Act Is Back In Court: 5 Realities You...

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Demonstrators from Doctors for America marched in support of the Affordable Care Act outside the U.S. Supreme Court in March 2015. Now, another case aims to undo the federal health law: Texas v. United States could land in front of the Supreme Court ahead of the 2020 election. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption…

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