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  • NEW YORK, March 4- U.S. hospital executives said on Wednesday they were optimistic they will avoid the toughest consequences of a Supreme Court decision on whether millions of Americans can continue to purchase subsidized health benefits under Obamacare. "I am hopeful that the court will recognize and uphold the intent of Congress, which was to expand coverage...

  • PORTLAND, Ore.— Oregon's health insurance marketplace is a state-based exchange and would not be affected by the U.S. Supreme Court case against president Barack Obama's health care law, state officials say. Oregon built its own exchange, Cover Oregon, but it never fully launched. Oregon still contracts with health insurance carriers and certifies plans, and it...

  • Tough questions for Obamacare subsidy challengers Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 4:07 PM ET
    Supporters of the Affordable Care Act gather in front of the U.S Supreme Court during a rally March 4, 2015 in Washington.

    Supreme Court justices asked some pointed questions for the lawyer whose clients want to undo billions of dollars of aid for HealthCare.gov customers.

  • WASHINGTON— The never-ending political fight over health care hit the Supreme Court Wednesday, and insurance coverage for millions of Americans is on the line. Yes, but foes of President Barack Obama's signature law hope this time the justices will gut "Obamacare." Actually, a lot has changed since the Supreme Court's big health care decision of 2012..

  • WASHINGTON, March 4- The U.S. Supreme Court appeared sharply divided on ideological lines on Wednesday as it tackled a second major challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare law, with Justice Anthony Kennedy emerging as a likely swing vote in a ruling. Conservatives Antonin Scalia and Samuel Alito asked questions sympathetic to the challengers.

  • Ruling could kill Obamacare  Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 1:18 PM ET

    The Supreme Court is hearing arguments in the health care case King v. Burwell over the Affordable Care Act's tax credits, with CNBC's Hampton Pearson.

  • Health insurers on the move  Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 11:54 AM ET

    The Supreme Court is hearing arguments in the health care case King v. Burwell. Insight to Justice Kennedy's remarks, and health care stocks on the move, with CNBC's Hampton Pearson.

  • Fierce challenges in King v. Burwell  Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 11:52 AM ET

    The Supreme Court is hearing arguments in the health care case King v. Burwell over whether the Affordable Care Act should allow the IRS to provide tax credits to individuals who purchase health insurance on a Federal exchange.

  • WASHINGTON, March 4- The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on Wednesday on a second major challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare law, but no clear majority was immediately apparent in the case that takes aim at a pivotal part of the statute providing tax subsidies to help people afford insurance. A couple of dozen demonstrators from the conservative...

  • Supreme Court: Alabama may try to justify railroad tax Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 10:23 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that Alabama should have the chance to justify a fuel sales tax that it assesses on railroads but not on competitors in the trucking and barge industries. Alabama officials said the tax system was fair because truckers already pay a different 19- cent per gallon tax on diesel fuel. Justice Clarence Thomas filed a...

  • WASHINGTON, March 4- The U.S. Supreme Court began hearing arguments on Wednesday on a second major legal attack on President Barack Obama's healthcare law, with conservative challengers taking aim at a pivotal part of the statute that authorizes tax subsidies to help people afford insurance. A couple of dozen demonstrators from the conservative Tea Party...

  • Will Supreme Court create a big mess for Obamacare? Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 9:42 AM ET
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    The latest Obamacare case before the Supreme Court is forcing justices to decide just how big a mess they are willing to create.

  • WASHINGTON, March 4- The U.S. Supreme Court will consider on Wednesday a second major legal attack on President Barack Obama's healthcare law, with conservative challengers taking aim at a pivotal part of the statute that authorizes tax subsidies to help people afford insurance. If the court rules against the Obama administration, up to 7.5 million people in at...

  • Justices sharply divided over health care law subsidies Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 3:05 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court was sharply divided Wednesday in the latest challenge to President Barack Obama's health overhaul, this time over the tax subsidies that make insurance affordable for millions of Americans. The justices aggressively questioned lawyers on both sides of what Justice Elena Kagan called "this never-ending saga," the latest...

  • WASHINGTON, March 4- The U.S. Supreme Court will consider on Wednesday a second major legal attack on President Barack Obama's healthcare law, with conservative challengers taking aim at a pivotal part of the statute that authorizes tax subsidies to help people afford insurance. If the court rules against the Obama administration, up to 7.5 million people in at...

  • U.S. lawmakers gear up for Supreme Court Obamacare fray Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 1:00 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, March 4- War rooms of lawmakers and their aides in the U.S. Congress are working furiously to try to influence the Supreme Court's nine justices who will hear arguments on Wednesday on the future of President Barack Obama's landmark healthcare law. Senator John Barrasso of Wyoming, a member of the Republican leadership, is spearheading his party's...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO— Brazil's attorney general on Tuesday asked the nation's Supreme Court for permission to investigate 54 people, the majority top political figures, for alleged involvement in what prosecutors say is the country's largest corruption scandal yet uncovered. Attorney General Rodrigo Janot's request to the top court opens an expansive new phase...

  • WASHINGTON— Insurance coverage for millions of people is riding on the latest politically charged Supreme Court clash over President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. "This case is no less important to the future of the Affordable Care Act" than the court's decision in 2012, said Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the University of California at Irvine law school.

  • US Supreme Court allows 'Amazon tax' challenge Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 1:13 PM ET

    The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that federal courts have the authority to rule in a dispute over Colorado's Internet tax law.

  • 7.5M policies at stake as Obamacare goes to court Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 10:30 AM ET
    The U.S. Supreme Court.

    Obamacare goes to the Supreme Court on Wednesday in a challenge that could end coverage for 7.5 million people.