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  • Survey: Uninsured rate hit new low in 2014 Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 3:28 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Even as it faces another Supreme Court challenge, President Barack Obama's health care law has steadily reduced the number of uninsured Americans, according to an extensive survey released Tuesday. Ten of the 11 states with the biggest declines in their uninsured rates accepted the health care law's Medicaid expansion, which provides...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 24- Three years ago, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts cast the tie-breaking vote in a ruling that saved President Barack Obama's signature healthcare reform. As the high court prepares to weigh another challenge that could shatter Obamacare, a review of Roberts' recent votes and opinions suggest he could again sway the case the...

  • Capitol Hill Buzz: Sen. Hatch prepping health plan Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 2:49 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch is backing a Supreme Court challenge to one of the keystones of President Barack Obama's health care law. The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments next week in a case by conservatives and Republicans that says many subsidies the law provides for millions of people are unconstitutional.

  • WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court next week hears a challenge to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul that hinges on just four words in the massive law that seeks to dramatically reduce the ranks of the uninsured. The argument threatens subsidies that help make insurance affordable to consumers in about three dozen states. Q. Would Congress have...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 23- The U.S. Supreme Court handed a victory to a state-owned Cuban cigar company on Monday by declining to intervene in its long-running battle with a U.S.-based rival over the Cohiba trademark that both use for their products. Due to the long-running U.S. trade embargo with Cuba, the Cuban company cannot sell its Cohiba cigars in the United States,...

  • NEW ORLEANS— A free-speech appeal from tour guides in New Orleans who object to the city's requirement that they be licensed was rejected Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court. To get a license, guides must submit to background checks and take a test on New Orleans history and culture. Reaction among tour guides in New Orleans was mixed.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 20- The U.S. Supreme Court case that could shatter President Barack Obama's healthcare law this year was launched as a backup plan by a libertarian group and a powerful Washington lawyer frustrated by the slow progress of their original lawsuit. Oral arguments are set for March 4. In 2012, the Supreme Court upheld the law, by a 5- to-4 vote, as...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 17- Five Republican state governors say they will not rescue a crucial part of Obamacare if it is struck down by the Supreme Court, underlining the prospect for a chaotic aftermath to a ruling that could force millions of Americans to pay much more for coverage or lose their health insurance. In response to Reuters' queries, spokespeople for the...

  • Tick, tock: No drama for Obamacare deadline Saturday, 14 Feb 2015 | 7:00 AM ET

    Sunday is the deadline for signing up for most Obamacare plans, but there is some wiggle room, and another break could be coming for laggards.

  • Shaky standing for big Obamacare case? Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 5:03 PM ET
    The U.S. Supreme Court

    Questions have been raised about the legal standing of plaintiffs in a major case challenging Obamacare.

  • 'King' of the case that could wreck Obamacare Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 11:14 AM ET
    U.S. Supreme Court

    A 64-year-old Virginia man who hates President Barack Obama could help destroy the president's health-care initiative in much of the U.S.

  • MUMBAI, Feb 5- Indian conglomerate Sahara Group said on Thursday a Bank of America letter, submitted by a U.S.-based former broker, guaranteeing funds for a deal for the bail bond of its jailed chief was forged. Sahara said in a statement that it had found out that the Bank of America letter, submitted by Mirach in the Supreme Court as a proof that it has set aside a...

  • The poisoned politics of key Obamacare case Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 4:23 PM ET
    U.S. Supreme Court Building in Washington, D.C.

    Will poisoned politics get in the way of a resolution to the Obamacare challenge headed to the Supreme Court?

  • They want Obamacare subsidies, no matter what Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 12:01 AM ET

    Most Americans want a fix put in place if the Supreme Court invalidates financial aid to HealthCare.gov customers, a Kaiser poll finds.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 26- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sided with a company that amended a collective bargaining agreement to force retirees to pay toward healthcare costs, throwing out a lower-court ruling that favored the former employees who objected to the change. On a unanimous vote, the nine-member court handed a win to M&G Polymers USA, a subsidiary of Italy-...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 26- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sided with a company that amended a collective bargaining agreement to force retirees to pay toward healthcare costs, throwing out a lower-court ruling that favored the former employees who objected to the change. On a unanimous vote, the nine-member court handed a win to M&G Polymers USA, a subsidiary of Italy-...

  • U.S. Supreme Court rejects BP executive's appeal Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 9:41 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Jan 26- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal by a former BP Plc executive who contested whether he can be charged with obstruction of Congress for downplaying the severity of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Prosecutors say David Rainey misled members of Congress over the amount of oil spilled in the April 2010 Deepwater...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 21- The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared torn as it weighed a major civil rights case that could narrow the scope of discrimination claims made under the landmark Fair Housing Act. The case concerns whether Texas violated the Fair Housing Act by disproportionately awarding low-income housing tax credits to developers who own...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 21- The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that a former air marshal can seek whistleblower protections for disclosing sensitive information to the news media about the absence of security officers on certain flights. On a 7-2 vote, the court rejected the arguments made by President Barack Obama's administration, which was seeking to...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 20- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear a challenge to controversial debit card "swipe fee" rules, dealing a blow to retailers, grocers and restaurant owners who argued the charges were unfairly high. The high court's refusal to hear the case keeps intact a March 2014 ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia...