President Barack Obama’s health secretary told Congress Tuesday that there is no administrative action that would fix the “massive damage to our health care system” that would result should the Supreme Court invalidate federal subsidies that help millions of Americans buy health care coverage. Continue reading
More than 11 million people have enrolled for health insurance in the second year of the new marketplaces, and more than 80 percent of enrollees have been eligible for subsidies. The Supreme Court will soon decide whether states can provide those subsidies sold through the federal exchange. Gwen Ifill speaks with Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell. Continue reading
In 2006, Alabama voters overwhelmingly passed a ban on gay marriage. Last month a federal court lifted that law, but the state’s supreme court chief justice ordered judges to ignore the ruling. The U.S. Supreme Court has refused an appeal to uphold the ban, allowing same-sex unions and setting up a legal showdown over state rights. Judy Woodruff talks to Joseph Smith of the University of Alabama. Continue reading
Thomas wrote that the court “looks the other way as yet another federal district judge casts aside state laws” and that “this acquiescence may well be seen as a signal of the court’s intended resolution of that question.” Continue reading
In our NewsHour Shares video of the day, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks candidly about career challenges she overcame to make it to the country’s highest court. Continue reading
The Supreme Court is taking another look at President Barack Obama’s health care law, and this time it’s not just the White House that should be worried.
News organizations, start training your interns for running now. The Supreme Court will not be broadcasting its historic arguments over gay marriage on live television. Continue reading
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D2D Fund aims to strengthen financial opportunity for low and moderate income consumers through new products and policies. Read our Q&A with Joanna Smith-Ramani, Director of Scale Strategies for D2D Fund. Continue reading
A new poll finds that most people think Congress or states should act to restore health insurance subsidies if the Supreme Court decides later this year they are not permitted in states where the federal government is running the marketplace.