By Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health NewsOriginally published on Tuesday, December 10 No clear split between conservative and liberal Supreme Court justices emerged Tuesday as justices heard arguments over whether the federal government could renege on Congress' promise to pay health insurance companies billions to motivate them to participate in the Obamacare marketplaces. Health insurers hope to recoup $12 billion they believe is owed to them from that Affordable Care Act incentive program. During the hour of oral arguments, six justices appeared to favor the insurers' argument — Chief Justice John Roberts, plus justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan and Brett Kavanaugh. Samuel Alito seemed to side with the Trump administration. Neither Clarence Thomas nor Neil Gorsuch spoke during the session. The Trump administration argues it doesn't have to pay the money because a Republican-controlled Congress stripped away most of the funding in 2014 and … [Read more...] about Supreme Court Seems Sympathetic To Insurers In Obamacare Case
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Thomas Paine, the most radical of the nation’s Founders, wrote in 1795: “The right of voting for representatives is the primary right by which other rights are protected.” Eighty years later, feminist Susan B. Anthony quoted Paine’s exact words to defend herself—and make the case for women’s suffrage—when she was being prosecuted for having persuaded her local poll-keepers in upstate New York to allow her to cast a ballot. And on signing the Voting Rights Act in 1965, President Lyndon Johnson observed that “the vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men.” If only the words spoken by Paine, Anthony, and LBJ were not just moving, but also true. The right to vote has been fundamental to the struggle for freedom, equality, and democracy—and surely, the most defining experience of citizenship is … [Read more...] about Think Your Voting Rights Are Guaranteed? Think Again.
close Video House Democrats hold Barr in contempt, Trump asserts executive privilege over Mueller report Reaction and analysis from former deputy assistant attorney general John Yoo and former independent counsel Sol Wisenberg. This is a rush transcript from "The Ingraham Angle," May 8, 2019. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated. LAURA INGRAHAM, HOST: I'm Laura Ingraham and this is "The Ingraham Angle," yes, back in the swamp tonight. House Judiciary Committee's Democrats embarrassed themselves today after overplaying their hand holding Attorney General Bill Barr in contempt and President Trump asserted executive privilege over the entire unredacted Mueller report. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: Two years. Almost $40 million, after two years nothing. No collusion. Now the Democrats are saying we want more. You know it was going to be like, we want the Mueller Report. Now they say Mueller Report, no who want - start all over again. (END … [Read more...] about House Democrats hold Barr in contempt, Trump asserts executive privilege over Mueller report