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A Senate referee could hold the keys to health care changes

May 22, 2017 By Scott Bomboy

Over the next few months, the Senate will debate its version of the Obamacare health care repeal passed by the House, and a little-known official could play an important role in what changes get included in the Senate’s version of the bill.

States seek to protect health care subsidies

May 18, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

A group of 15 states plus Washington, D.C., moved on Thursday to try to head off what they called a “death spiral” for the health insurance law still in operation from the Obama Administration. 

Is the birth-control issue passing to a new government?

December 2, 2016 By Lyle Denniston

Lyle Denniston, Constitution Daily's Supreme Court correspondent, looks at the latest developments in the court battle over Obamacare and birth-control access for women who work for religious non-profits.

The federal birth-control mandate in limbo

November 16, 2016 By Lyle Denniston

The Supreme Court’s expressed hope that lawyers on both sides of the controversy over the birth-control mandate in the new federal health care law would come to an agreement is no nearer realization after six months.

Supreme Court steps into new health care dispute

September 21, 2016 By Lyle Denniston

The Supreme Court, acting with no sign of dissent, moved on Wednesday to interrupt at least temporarily a series of lower court rulings that would bar employee-benefits companies from claiming that they operate “church plans” and thus are exempt from federal regulatory laws.

U.S. seeks nationwide advice on birth-control dispute

July 23, 2016 By Lyle Denniston

Lyle Denniston reports that government filings on Thursday and Friday appear to be a sign that private talks with religious groups over Affordable Care Act’s birth-control mandate have not reached a solution.

Will there be a compromise deal on ACA birth control?

May 17, 2016 By Lyle Denniston

Lyle Denniston looks at the Supreme Court’s decision to return the Obamacare contraception case to the lower courts, with the intent of asking both sides on the issue to find common ground.

Supreme Court sends Obamacare contraception case back for compromise

May 16, 2016 By NCC Staff

A unanimous Supreme Court on Monday said it won’t decide a dispute over Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate and religious rights, telling lower courts and the parties involved to find a compromise solution.

Supreme Court nominee’s court could get Obamacare appeal

May 13, 2016 By NCC Staff

A big win on Thursday by House Republicans in a quest to defund part of Obamacare is seemingly headed to appeal at a federal court where Merrick Garland is chief judge.

Constitution Check: If the Supreme Court’s birth-control idea is ratified, what then?

April 7, 2016 By Lyle Denniston

In the first of a two-part series, National Constitution Center constitutional literacy adviser Lyle Denniston looks at the Supreme Court’s unusual order to ask for more written arguments in the current Obamacare case in front of the eight Justices.

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