RICHMOND, Va. — The federal health care overhaul survived two lawsuits dismissed Thursday on technicalities, leaving President Barack Obama’s signature initiative headed toward a final resolution in the U.S. Supreme Court as early as next year. It’s possible the high court could rule on the issue by June 2012, in the midst of Obama’s re-election […]

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is criticizing Republican governors on their challenging of both the constitutionality and funding of the president’s signature health care legislation. On Monday, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs called out GOP leaders who were bemoaning the law — and threatening to ignore its provisions — while still taking the funds needed for […]

WASHINGTON — As the Obama administration presses ahead with the health care law, officials are bracing for the possibility that a federal judge in Virginia will soon reject its central provision as unconstitutional and, in the worst case for the White House, halt its enforcement until higher courts can rule.