Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Obama interview: Health Care Law

The Obama interview: Health care law "the right thing to do"
In an exclusive interview with Marketplace, President Obama said he would have loved more cooperation from Congress on the health care law, and had started out with a plan Republicans at one time supported. "Over time," he said, "people will say this was the right thing to do."
March 22, 2012 - Jeremy Hobson: The president will be talking energy today in Cushing, Okla. -- that's the starting point for the southern part of the Keystone XL Pipeline. In January, the President blocked construction of the Northern leg of the pipeline because of environmental concerns, and that decision has become a hot button political issue.

But come Monday, the President will have another issue to worry about: the future of his health care law. The Supreme Court will hear arguments next week on the constitutionality of the the overhaul.

Marketplace's Kai Ryssdal sat down with President Obama yesterday in Nevada and asked him about it. Transcript>>>

And it will be very hard for any governor to explain why it is that they're not giving people -- and small businesses, not just individuals -- an opportunity to get cheaper health insurance, better deal, more protections because of some ideological argument that they're having with the president. And when people see that in fact it works, it makes sense -- as it's, by the way, working in Massachusetts -- then I think a whole bunch of folks will say 'Why aren't we trying it as well?'

Obama's Health Care Law In Court: An Overview
March 22, 2012 - The Supreme Court is getting ready to hear its biggest case in decades — or at least its longest. Next week, three days and six hours of hearings may determine whether President Obama's landmark health care law lives or dies.

How the Historic Supreme Court Health-Care Arguments Will Unfold
March 21, 2012 - The U.S. Supreme Court review of President Barack Obama’s health-care law carries an unprecedented combination of economic, political and legal stakes.

The court, which holds three days of arguments next week, will determine the fate of a measure that would extend insurance to about 32 million people and revamp an industry that accounts for 18 percent of the U.S. economy.

Its ruling, probably in late June, will shape the legacies of Obama, the driving force behind the 2010 law, and Chief Justice John Roberts, the Republican appointee whose views remain a mystery. The case may become a legal landmark, determining how much authority the Constitution gives Congress. read more>>>

The White House has put up a tool you can use to answer some of your questions about.

The new health care law
The Affordable Care Act is helping all Americans access quality health care—check out this new website to find out what that means for you and your family.

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