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  • Aetna to buy Humana as health insurer landscape shifts story has photos
    Updated: Jul-03-15 3:11 pm

    Aetna aims to spend about $35 billion to buy rival Humana and become the latest health insurer bulking up on government business as the industry adjusts to the federal health care overhaul.

  • Centene makes $6.3B bid for fellow insurer Health Net 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 5:03 pm

    Centene has jumped into the mix of managed-care companies scrambling to bulk up as the health care overhaul changes their business with a $6.3-billion bid for fellow insurer Health Net.

  • $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.

  • Health ruling relieves consumers; GOP states remain critical story has photos
    Updated: Jun-25-15 6:08 pm

    MIAMI - Thursday's Supreme Court ruling validating federal health insurance subsidies for nearly 6.4 million Americans had consumers breathing a sigh of relief that they would be able to afford their policies, but the reaction was markedly different from governors and lawmakers in states that have fought against the Affordable Care Act.

  • 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.

  • GOP's Rubio disagrees with high court ruling on health law 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 4:16 pm

    EXETER, New Hampshire - Florida senator and Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio sharply criticized the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold key provisions of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul and said the high court's decisions on health care and gay marriage should not mark the final word on either issue.

  • Ruling means 130,000 Alabamians keep insurance subsidies 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 4:10 pm

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - A U.S. Supreme Court ruling that means 132,000 Alabamians will keep subsidies to buy health insurance brought both relief and condemnation Thursday from leaders on opposite sides of the debate over the law.

  • 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.

  • Health care ruling upholds subsidies for 126,000 in Arizona 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 3:03 pm

    PHOENIX - More than 126,000 Arizona residents will get to keep tax subsidies to help pay their health insurance premiums following a Thursday U.S. Supreme Court decision that allows Republican Gov. Doug Ducey to avoid a politically difficult decision on how to help them if had they lost coverage.

  • 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.

  • More than 170K can keep health care subsidies in New Jersey 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 2:58 pm

    TRENTON, New Jersey - More than 170,000 New Jersey residents can keep subsidies to pay for health insurance after the Supreme Court's 6-3 decision Thursday to uphold federally funded tax credits.

  • 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.