Conventional wisdom said votes to extend some of the Bush-era tax cuts and to repeal the healthcare reform bill will fall along party lines, and they still may. But with election just months away, elected officials are plugging numbers into a more detailed equation to figure out how to cast their vote.
Presidential-hopeful Mitt Romney has been out of step with his Republican colleagues, in calling the individual mandate in the federal healthcare law a penalty, and not a tax. Or his staff has, at least. Wednesday night, Romney moved to bridge the divide and eliminate any differences with Republican leaders.
In the wake of the Supreme Court's ruling, largely upholding President Barack Obama's healthcare reform bill, Republicans are trying a different strategy. They're trying to get voters fired up and retake the Senate in November, so they can repeal the measure in Congress.
Thursday's Supreme Court ruling upholding President Obama's Affordable Care Act has raised a lot of questions on how the decision will change health care going forward. Bioethicist Ezekiel Emanuel, conservative economist Mark Pauly and Grace-Marie Turner, co-author of "Why ObamaCare is Wrong for America," have a few concerns.
The Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act was an election-year victory for President Barack Obama. But the debate over the law is far from over. Disappointed by the ruling, many Republicans have intensified their calls for repeal.
President Obama's health care law has survived one of the most historic Supreme Court battles in decades. The court upheld most of the law's provisions, including the individual mandate, in a split 5-4 decision that will affect millions of Americans.
For some Americans, dental care means a sturdy chair, a fluoride swish and a free toothbrush. But for one in three Americans, it's a nightmare, including astronomical bills, crippling credit card debt, panicked visits to the emergency room and life-threatening disease.
When Mitt Romney was governor of Massachusetts, he passed an ambitious healthcare reform law that President Barack Obama says was the model for Obamacare. While Romney has criticized the individual mandate contained in the federal law, he was a major proponent of it in Massachusetts.
Greek hospitals have been accused of threatening not to release babies after they're born, unless their parents pay the bill for the delivery. Others are accused of withholding birth certificates. All of this because the Greek budget crisis has eroded health insurance coverage and hospital budget cuts.
A new study has found that Type 2 diabetes, the kind linked with obesity, progresses more rapidly and is harder to treat in children than in adults. Children more commonly have Type 1 or juvenile diabetes. But recently, Type 2 has become a problem as well.