Health Care

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is taking up the key question in the challenge to President Barack Obama’s historic health care overhaul: Can the government force people to carry insurance or pay a penalty? SEE ALSO: Ontario Legalizes Brothels The justices hear extended arguments on that topic Tuesday. It’s the linchpin of the law’s aim […]

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul is front and center at the Supreme Court for three days of hearings to determine the fate of a law aimed at extending health insurance to more than 30 million Americans. SEE ALSO: Faces Of Obama’s Health Care Reform The justices will hear arguments beginning Monday in […]

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will begin hearing arguments on Monday over President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, derisively labeled “Obamacare” by its opponents. A look at how the case will unfold before the court in question-and-answer form: SEE ALSO: Obama Shuts Down Heckler During Energy Speech Q: […]

WASHINGTON — Death, taxes and now health insurance? Having a medical plan or else paying a fine is about to become another certainty of American life, unless the Supreme Court says no. Penn State Student Tap Dance On Subway To Pay Tuition [VIDEO] George Clooney Presses Obama On Sudan Crisis 13 Howling Husky Puppies (VIDEO) […]

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Political turmoil over abortion and birth control spread suddenly on Tuesday. A high-ranking official resigned from the Komen breast-cancer charity after its backtracking treaty with Planned Parenthood, and Republican presidential candidates blistered the Obama administration for a recent ruling on Catholic hospitals and contraception. SEE ALSO:  Obama Rejects Money Tied To […]

SIERRA LEONE — Women are pouring into hospitals in Sierra Leone since the government waived fees for pregnant women and children. The efforts are having a striking impact, cutting into the mortality rate for pregnant women and reducing malaria death for children. Various countries in sub-saharan Africa have gone to some from of free healthcare and […]

Though the conditions of confinement have many negative effects on African-Americans, there seems to be at least one positive outcome of imprisonment: better health care. A research study published by Vanderbilt University sociologist Evelyn Patterson in 2010 shows state prisons are having a positive effect on the mortality rates of Black men. The Grio Reports: […]

I have reluctantly held my tongue on Herman Cain for quite some time now, but enough is enough. The “contender” for U.S. president is a comical Republican presidential candidate, and a disgrace to the Black community. But what makes my skin boil is the painful reminder that Cain is a graduate (and member of the board […]

ATLANTA — Three federal appeals judges expressed unease with a requirement that virtually all Americans carry health insurance or face penalties, as they repeatedly raised questions about President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. At a Wednesday hearing, the three judges on the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals panel in Atlanta questioned whether upholding the landmark […]

WASHINGTON — Republicans aimed their budget-cutting at President Barack Obama’s health care law on Friday as the House plowed through a final stack of amendments to a huge spending bill that would impose sweeping cuts on domestic programs.

Roland Martin and the Washington Watch roundtable discuss how Republicans may govern. According to Dr. Chris Metzler, of Georgetown University, Republicans are going to  going to drive a lot of the power down to state government so states will be controlling a lot of the agenda. WATCH: GOP May Drive Responsibility Of Health Care Down […]