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  • updated storyCentene plans $6.3B acquisition of fellow insurer Health Net 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 8:34 am

    Medicaid coverage provider Centene will pay about $6.3 billion to buy fellow insurer Health Net, as managed-care companies look to bulk up while adjusting to the federal health care overhaul.

  • $7.3B to be shared among NY health care networks to overhaul 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 3:20 pm

    ALBANY, New York - Some $7.3 billion will be divided among 25 networks of health care providers in New York state to use in overhauling the delivery of care and cutting unneeded hospital visits, according to state officials.

  • Vermont health exchange critics urge state to go federal 
    Updated: Jun-27-15 3:35 pm

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - A ruling this week by the U.S. Supreme Court has renewed calls from critics of Vermont Health Connect to abandon the state's troubled health care exchange and move onto the federal exchange.

  • Liberal justices prevail in high-profile Supreme Court cases story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jun-27-15 9:10 am

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court term that is nearing its end shows how silence can signal success.

  • With court defeat, GOP health law effort now aimed at '16 story has photos
    Updated: Jun-26-15 10:12 am

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court's resounding rejection of a conservative attempt to gut President Barack Obama's health care overhaul won't stop Republicans from attacking the law they detest. But now, their efforts will be chiefly about teeing up the issue for the 2016 presidential and congressional elections.

  • Coverage worries persist amid relief over health care ruling story has photos
    Updated: Jun-26-15 2:01 am

    CHICAGO - Throughout the country, relief was the dominant emotion among consumers who get help from the government to lower their health insurance costs following Thursday's Supreme Court ruling upholding the subsidies underpinning President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

  • Obama health care law survives second Supreme Court fight story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jun-25-15 10:35 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court sent a clear message Thursday that President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is here to stay, rejecting a major challenge that would have imperiled the landmark law and health insurance for millions of Americans.

  • Ruling on Affordable Care Act spared Colorado disruption 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 7:41 pm

    DENVER - Colorado continues to operate business as usual after the U.S. Supreme Court decision Thursday upheld certain federal subsidies offered by the Affordable Care Act, and the state exchange avoided disruption that likely would have accompanied a ruling against Obamacare.

  • Oklahoma Republicans bemoan Supreme court health care ruling 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 7:01 pm

    OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma's ruling Republicans bemoaned the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to allow the federal tax subsidies in President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, but some of the nearly 90,000 Oklahomans who receive the subsidies to make health insurance more affordable welcomed the ruling.

  • More than 75,000 in Mississippi keep insurance subsidies 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 6:27 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - Gov. Phil Bryant was among several Mississippi Republicans who criticized the Supreme Court's decision Thursday upholding the tax subsidies that are a key part of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

  • Illinois residents to keep insurance subsidies after ruling story has photos
    Updated: Jun-25-15 5:23 pm

    CHICAGO - The U.S. Supreme Court's decision Thursday to uphold tax subsidies under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul allows thousands of Illinois residents to continue receiving help with their monthly insurance premiums.

  • Contours of Obama's legacy form with help of unlikely allies 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 5:00 pm

    WASHINGTON - Long past the prime of his presidency, Barack Obama is defying the lame-duck label and solidifying the contours of his legacy with the help of unlikely allies in Congress and the Supreme Court.

  • High court ruling means more than 154K in SC keep subsidies 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 4:23 pm

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling Thursday on the federal health overhaul means more than 154,000 South Carolinians can continue to receive federal subsidies that help pay for their health insurance premiums.

  • Missouri advocates praise ruling for health care subsidies 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 3:30 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri health care advocates praised a U.S. Supreme Court ruling Thursday that backs nationwide subsidies under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, while Republican leaders called the health care law flawed and renewed calls to ax it.

  • State officials celebrate Supreme Court health care decision 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 3:29 pm

    SEATTLE - Washington state officials are celebrating the U.S. Supreme Court's decision Thursday on the federal health care reform law, even though it doesn't appear to directly affect the Washington exchange.

  • Hospital stocks leap after Supreme Court backs overhaul 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 3:26 pm

    Investors in hospital stocks rejoiced Thursday after the Supreme Court upheld a key portion of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul and eliminated the prospect of a sudden influx of uninsured patients seeking care.

  • Supreme Court health ruling helps 14,000 in North Dakota 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 3:05 pm

    BISMARCK, North Dakota - More than 14,000 low- and moderate-income North Dakota residents will retain health insurance premium subsidies provided through the Affordable Care Act under a U.S. Supreme Court ruling Thursday allowing the payments.

  • New Hampshire subsidy recipients relieved about court ruling 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 3:01 pm

    CONCORD, New Hampshire - Diane Munroe was on her way to a doctor's appointment Thursday when she heard the welcome news that she'll be able to keep her health insurance.

  • Reaction to health care ruling breaks along party lines 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 2:36 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - Democrats and advocates for the poor in Wisconsin cheered the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling Thursday to uphold subsidies under President Barack Obama's federal health care overhaul, while Republicans renewed their calls to repeal the 2010 law.

  • The Latest on health care ruling: Hoeven, Cramer want repeal 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 1:11 pm

    BISMARCK, North Dakota - The latest North Dakota reaction to the Supreme Court's decision on President Barack Obama's health care overhaul (all times local):

  • Pence: Supreme Court health subsidy decision 'disappointing' 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 12:04 pm

    INDIANAPOLIS - Republican Gov. Mike Pence says the Supreme Court decision upholding tax subsidies under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul has disappointed those who wanted a fresh start on health care.

  • The Latest: Obama says health law is 'here to stay' story has photos
    Updated: Jun-25-15 11:50 am

    WASHINGTON - The Latest on the Supreme Court's decision on President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. (All times Eastern)

  • Other legal challenges to health overhaul remain 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 11:36 am

    WASHINGTON - If you thought the legal fight over the health care overhaul was finally over, think again. At least four issues related to the Affordable Care Act still are being sorted out in the courts, although none seems to pose the same threat to the law as the challenge to nationwide subsidies that the court rejected on Thursday, or the constitutional case that the justices decided in favor of the law in 2012.

  • House votes to kill health law's Medicare savings panel 
    Updated: Jun-23-15 7:03 pm

    WASHINGTON - The House voted Tuesday to kill a federal panel that is supposed to find ways to curb Medicare spending, as Republicans ignored a veto threat and leveled their latest blow at President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

  • Anthem reaffirms commitment to its $47-billion bid for Cigna 
    Updated: Jun-22-15 2:46 pm

    Anthem sees its more than $47 billion bid to buy rival Cigna as a way to muscle up on technology that helps consumers and to strengthen its rapidly growing Medicare Advantage business.