Senate Rejects Slimmed-Down Obamacare Repeal as McCain Votes No

"WASHINGTON — The Senate in the early hours of Friday morning rejected a new, scaled-down Republican plan to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act, derailing the Republicans’ seven-year campaign to dismantle President Barack Obama’s signature health care law and dealing a huge political setback to President Trump. Senator John McCain of Arizona, who just this week returned to the Senate...

A Little-Noticed Target in the House Health Bill: Special Education

"WASHINGTON — While House Republicans lined up votes Wednesday for a Thursday showdown over their bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Vickie Glenn sat in her Murphysboro, Ill., office and prayed for it to fail. Ms. Glenn, a Medicaid coordinator for Tri-County Special Education, an Illinois cooperative that helps more than 20 school districts deliver special education services to students,...

Supreme Court to Hear Case Challenging Health Law

The Supreme Court on November 14 agreed to hear a challenge to the 2010 health care overhaul law, the signature legislative achievement of President Obama. The development set the stage for oral arguments by March and a court ruling in late June, in the midst of the 2012 presidential campaign. The justices agreed to decide not only whether the mandate is constitutional but also, in the case that...