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While conservatives are still seething over last week's Supreme Court ruling saving President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, top Capitol Hill Republicans are gleefully using the decision to fire up their base with promises of a repeal in 2013.

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Affordable Care Act: What's on the line?updated: Thu Jun 28 2012 10:42:00

The health care reform law is in jeopardy. Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Will Cain and Christine Romans explain what's on the line.

Supreme Court nears health care rulingupdated: Wed Jun 27 2012 16:56:00

As a Supreme Court ruling nears, CNN's Athena Jones looks at the stakes for those benefiting from the health care law.

All sides preparing for political fallout from health care decisionupdated: Wed Jun 27 2012 16:56:00

Karen Harned has been going to the Supreme Court every day it has met since June 11 so there would be no chance she would miss the health care law ruling.

'Obamacare': The word that defined the health care debateupdated: Mon Jun 25 2012 01:20:00

It's less of a tongue-twisting jumble than the phrase "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act."

Timeline of the health care lawupdated: Sun Jun 17 2012 01:38:00

The U.S. Supreme Court will rule this month on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act , the health-care reform law that President Obama had signed in March 2010. Here's a look at key moments in the law's history:

No 'Plan B' to limit health care costs?updated: Tue Apr 03 2012 05:46:00

Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Will Cain and Christine Romans discuss whether there is an alternate plan to control rising health care costs if the Supreme Court strikes down President Obama's health care law.

Obama was too timid on health careupdated: Tue Apr 03 2012 05:46:00

The individual mandate might prove to be the death knell for President Barack Obama's health care reform.

CNNMoney: Supreme Court won't kill health care stocksupdated: Wed Mar 28 2012 14:56:00

All eyes have been on the Supreme Court this week as the justices listened to three days of arguments regarding the constitutionality of President Obama's health care reform plan.

Health law opponent: 'Congress made a bad situation worse'updated: Sun Mar 25 2012 16:57:00

As the Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments in the constitutionality of the health care reform law, CNN spoke with two experts on opposing sides of the issue.

On 2nd anniversary, GOP says health care law bad prescriptionupdated: Sat Mar 24 2012 15:42:00

The second anniversary of President Barack Obama's signing into law the landmark and controversial health care reform measure brought, as expected, fierce attacks from Republicans.

Truth Squad: Did the Obama administration try to repeal part of own health care plan?updated: Wed Oct 19 2011 03:14:00

At Tuesday night's GOP presidential debate in Las Vegas, Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann suggested that opposition to President Obama's health reform law prompted the administration to repeal part of it.

Parts of 'Obamacare' unconstitutionalupdated: Fri Aug 12 2011 15:22:00

An Atlanta federal appeals court has ruled key parts of 2010 health care reform law are unconstitutional.

Can Romney overcome 'Romneycare' legacy?updated: Wed May 18 2011 07:23:00

Mitt Romney faces a backlash over his health care plan when he was governor of Massachusetts. CNN's Jim Acosta reports.

Can Romney find a cure for 'Romneycare'?updated: Thu May 12 2011 11:33:00

For Mitt Romney, it's not just a question -- it's more like a campaign illness he'd like to cure once and for all.

Virginia seeks quick review of health care reform challengeupdated: Thu Feb 10 2011 09:51:00

Virginia officials have asked the Supreme Court for an expedited review of the sweeping health care reform law, saying the issue is too important to delay consideration of the legislation's constitutionality.

Senate blocks health care repealupdated: Thu Feb 03 2011 06:20:00

Senate Democrats block Republican efforts to repeal the 2010 health care reform act.

Federal judge tosses out sweeping health care reform actupdated: Tue Feb 01 2011 10:57:00

A federal judge in Florida has tossed out the sweeping health care reform law championed by President Barack Obama, setting up what is likely to be a contentious Supreme Court challenge over the legislation in coming months.

GOP hopeful for health care revampupdated: Thu Jan 20 2011 16:00:00

After a House vote to repeal health care legislation, Republicans plan to push for a 'patient centered' approach.

House to begin work on health care law substituteupdated: Thu Jan 20 2011 16:00:00

House Republicans stepped up their campaign against President Obama's health care overhaul Thursday, voting to begin drafting a measure to replace the controversial new law.

CNNMoney: Health care repeal's cost: $230 billion to deficitupdated: Thu Jan 06 2011 16:14:00

It's one of the promises on which House Republicans campaigned: If elected, we will repeal health care reform.

GOP targets health care lawupdated: Thu Jan 06 2011 13:00:00

Republicans intend to take down the new health care law, but is their reasoning justified? Anderson Cooper reports.

Analysis: Health care repeal will cost $230 billionupdated: Thu Jan 06 2011 13:00:00

Legislation being pushed by House Republicans to repeal President Barack Obama's health care overhaul will add $230 billion to the federal debt by 2021, according to an analysis released Thursday by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.

Democrats dismiss GOP health care repeal pushupdated: Wed Jan 05 2011 05:36:00

Top Democrats are dismissing Republicans' plans to ram a repeal of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul through the House of Representatives in the opening days of the new Congress, portraying the move as little more than a hollow nod to the GOP's conservative base.

Health care challenge about politics, not policyupdated: Wed Dec 15 2010 06:19:00

It's very likely that you will see a lot in the news about Republicans' opposition to the individual mandate and their challenge of the constitutionality of health care reform in the next few weeks. The individual mandate is the Obama health care reform law's requirement -- ruled unconstitutional by a judge Monday -- that all Americans obtain insurance.

Latest court ruling adds to conflict over health care reformupdated: Wed Dec 01 2010 15:11:00

Another federal judge has upheld the legality of the sweeping health care reform requirement that most Americans purchase health insurance by 2014.

Analysis: Obama's stronger role on Wall Street reformupdated: Thu Apr 22 2010 08:34:00

President Obama appears to have learned one lesson from the bruising fight over health care reform.

Final piece of health reformupdated: Wed Mar 31 2010 09:09:00

President Obama signs the final changes to health care reform into law.

Fortune: Obama's health care reform: VAT or Sinkhole?updated: Fri Mar 26 2010 18:35:00

In President Obama's 2011 budget, a kind of fiscal "cigarette warning" appears in a box on page 146 under a table displaying a future of big deficits and mounting debt. The Administration, the warning declares, is creating a "Fiscal Commission" to "achieve sustainability over the long-run."

Health care reform Q & Aupdated: Thu Mar 25 2010 16:18:00

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta answers viewer questions on health care reform.

Health care bill passesupdated: Tue Mar 23 2010 11:33:00

House lawmakers pass a health care overhaul bill by a 219-212 vote.

What happens if health care reform dies?updated: Fri Mar 19 2010 20:29:00

President Obama has repeatedly said that failure to pass a health care reform bill is simply not an option.

Freshman Dems feel pressureupdated: Fri Mar 19 2010 20:29:00

CNN's Dana Bash reports on the intense pressure faced by some freshman Democrats as the health-care vote nears.

What's next for health care reform?updated: Thu Mar 04 2010 16:27:00

President Obama has made it clear that it's time for a simple up and down vote on his health care plan, noting that Americans are "waiting for us to act."

Democrats face health care hurdles amid talk of reconciliationupdated: Mon Mar 01 2010 18:43:00

While Democrats have recently threatened to use a parliamentary procedure to pass the health care reform bill, it is unclear whether their caucus will even have enough votes to take the first step.

Health care bills unpopularupdated: Thu Feb 25 2010 09:53:00

Deputy political director Paul Steinhauser looks at new CNN polls ahead of Thursday's health care summit.

Key Senate Democrats push for health care public optionupdated: Tue Feb 16 2010 17:33:00

The fight over health care reform burst back into public view Tuesday as four Democratic senators asked Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to hold a vote on a government-run public insurance option.

Source: Obama, congressional leaders to talk health care Feb. 25updated: Mon Feb 08 2010 20:27:00

President Obama and a bipartisan group of leaders from the Senate and the House will meet February 25 for specific talks aimed at a compromise on health care legislation, a White House official told CNN on Sunday.

Health care simplified: Part 1updated: Mon Feb 08 2010 20:27:00

Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains how your care may change and how much you'll pay if the current health care bill is approved.

Obama calls for talks with GOP on health care, then vote by Congressupdated: Thu Feb 04 2010 21:20:00

President Obama called Thursday for high-level talks with Republicans to work out a compromise on health care legislation, then putting the resulting bill to a vote in Congress.

Focus of health care bill may be changing, officials signalupdated: Sun Jan 31 2010 17:16:00

Democratic efforts to pass a health care bill have stalled a bit, and the immediate focus may be shifting toward health insurance reform instead of quickly trying to pass a comprehensive bill, White House officials signaled Sunday.

Obama stumps for Coakleyupdated: Sun Jan 17 2010 21:21:00

President Obama campaigns for Democratic Senate candidate Martha Coakley.

Democrats consider backup plan for health care reformupdated: Sun Jan 17 2010 21:21:00

Faced with the once-unthinkable prospect of losing the Massachusetts Senate race, Democratic officials on Capitol Hill are quietly talking about options for passing health care reform without that critical 60th Senate vote.

Public option may be dropped from final health care billupdated: Tue Jan 05 2010 11:03:00

House Democrats are signaling that a final health care bill will drop the government-run public health insurance option favored by liberals but rejected by conservatives from both parties.

Top medical news of '09updated: Thu Dec 31 2009 11:26:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen looks H1N1, health care reform and other health headlines that dominated in 2009.

H1N1 and health reform dominated 2009 medical newsupdated: Thu Dec 31 2009 11:26:00

It was the year that a new pandemic flu swept across the globe, initially baffling health authorities and causing worldwide panic.

Senate health care bill clears final hurdle en route to passageupdated: Thu Dec 24 2009 06:26:00

The Senate health care bill cleared a third and final procedural hurdle Wednesday as Democrats successfully limited remaining debate time on the $871 billion measure.

Health care bill challengesupdated: Wed Dec 23 2009 21:44:00

The Senate is expected to pass its bill on Thursday, but what challenges lie ahead for a final health care bill?

House Democrats making plans for final health care billupdated: Wed Dec 23 2009 21:44:00

House Democrats are already home for the holidays, but they huddled on a conference call Wednesday afternoon to discuss the next steps in negotiating a final health care bill with the Senate.

Conservative Dem defends dealupdated: Tue Dec 22 2009 21:47:00

In a CNN Exclusive, Nebraska Democrat Sen. Ben Nelson explains his health care negotiations on 'State of the Union.'

Final Senate vote on health care set for Thursday morningupdated: Tue Dec 22 2009 21:47:00

The Senate will hold its final vote on a sweeping health care bill Thursday morning under an agreement that Majority Leader Harry Reid announced Tuesday.

What can health bill change?updated: Mon Dec 21 2009 18:17:00

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Karen Tumulty of Time magazine talk about what the health care bill would do.

FAQs about health care reformupdated: Mon Dec 21 2009 18:17:00

Senate Democrats claimed a major victory this weekend after voting to end debate on their version of the health care bill.

'We're on the one yard line'updated: Sun Dec 20 2009 23:40:00

Obama adviser David Axelrod tells John King that his administration is on the cusp of reforming health care.

Senate pushes to pass bill by holidayupdated: Sun Dec 20 2009 23:40:00

Senate Democrats braved the aftermath of a blizzard Sunday to continue their push to pass a sweeping health care bill before Christmas.

Don't allow federal funds for abortionupdated: Thu Dec 17 2009 11:12:00

The Democratic health care proposal being debated in the Senate not only contains large new taxes, enormous government expansion and huge spending, but I'm convinced it also seeks to allow federal funding for abortion -- something 61 percent of Americans do not support, according to a CNN/Opinion Research Corp. survey.

GOP senator freezes health care debateupdated: Wed Dec 16 2009 16:20:00

The congressional health care debate stalled briefly Wednesday as Senate Republicans insisted that a 767-page mega-amendment be read out loud in its entirety.

Obama: 'We can get this done'updated: Tue Dec 15 2009 20:32:00

President Obama says Congress is on the verge of passing a health care reform bill.

Obama: Congress on verge of passing health care reform legislationupdated: Tue Dec 15 2009 20:32:00

President Obama met Tuesday with Senate Democrats and emerged to say Congress was "on the precipice" of passing a sweeping health care reform bill.

Sources: Medicare buy-in likely to be dropped from health care billupdated: Tue Dec 15 2009 09:26:00

Senate Democrats are preparing to drop a compromise health-care plan that would allow 55- to 64-year-olds to buy into Medicare because of opposition from Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman, two senior Democratic sources said Monday.

CNNMoney: Calls to drop Medicare change intensifyupdated: Mon Dec 14 2009 21:44:00

Senate Democrats are preparing to drop a compromise health-care plan that would allow 55- to 64-year-olds to buy into Medicare because of opposition from Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman, two senior Democratic sources said Monday.

Lieberman opposes Medicare at 55updated: Mon Dec 14 2009 03:37:00

Dashing the hopes of Democratic lawmakers Sunday, Sen. Joseph Lieberman signaled he would oppose a health care bill that includes a proposal to expand Medicare to people as young as 55.

Health care, Afghan war splits Democratsupdated: Fri Dec 11 2009 10:29:00

Health care reform is a signature issue for Democrats, but the attempt to overhaul the nation's health system has pitted liberals against centrists, exposing fissures 11 months before the 2010 midterm elections.

Will health care deal hold?updated: Fri Dec 11 2009 10:29:00

CNN's Dana Bash reports on the Senate Democrats' tentative deal on health care reform.

Pelosi asks to see better way than public optionupdated: Thu Dec 10 2009 15:52:00

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signaled her willingness Thursday to consider a health care bill that lacks a government-run public health insurance option.

Obama lauds health care deal, but others raise concernsupdated: Wed Dec 09 2009 17:35:00

A deal negotiated by Senate Democrats to drop the controversial government-run public insurance option for a package of health care alternatives won praise Wednesday from President Obama, but opposition from key interest groups.

Health care breakthrough?updated: Wed Dec 09 2009 17:35:00

Democrats tout a breakthrough in search for health care plan. CNN's Brianna Keilar reports.

Senate health care debate to focus on abortionupdated: Mon Dec 07 2009 19:10:00

Senate debate on a sweeping health care bill proceeds to one of the most controversial issues Monday: an amendment to tighten restrictions on federal funding for abortion.

Arkansas split on health careupdated: Sun Dec 06 2009 20:36:00

Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln is facing voters unhappy in her native Arkansas with health care legislation.

Obama pushes health care with Senate Democratsupdated: Sun Dec 06 2009 20:36:00

President Obama met Sunday with Senate Democrats to try to rally support for a sweeping health care bill undergoing a heated debate in the chamber.

Health care reform delay?updated: Mon Nov 30 2009 20:00:00

Some lawmakers want to delay the health care reform bill until next year, as CNN's Jim Acosta reports.

Senate debate on health care bill opens with heated rhetoricupdated: Mon Nov 30 2009 20:00:00

The U.S. Senate on Monday opened what is expected to be a lengthy and rancorous debate on a sweeping bill to overhaul the nation's health care system.

Senate health care debate to focus on Democratic divideupdated: Sun Nov 29 2009 19:58:00

With Republican opposition unanimous so far, the Senate debate starting Monday on a comprehensive health care bill will focus on bridging differences among the majority Democrats.

Freshman year in Congressupdated: Fri Nov 27 2009 19:23:00

The representatives celebrate Halloween and face constituents' questions about the health care bill.

Freshman rep: We're not vampiresupdated: Fri Nov 27 2009 19:23:00

It is indeed appropriate that we finished writing the House version of health care reform around Halloween. Negotiating deals among members of Congress is an exercise in wearing masks, scaring up votes, and oftentimes, bluffing.

Senate reform moves aheadupdated: Mon Nov 23 2009 12:11:00

Senate Democrats managed to move forward on a health reform proposal with no votes to spare. CNN's Dana Bash reports.

Senate Dems suggest they're open to altering health care billupdated: Mon Nov 23 2009 12:11:00

Amid conflicting and heated rhetoric, a political pragmatism began to emerge Sunday as senators prepared for a debate on a sweeping Democratic health care bill.

With dissension in the ranks, health care bill moves aheadupdated: Mon Nov 23 2009 12:04:00

Senate Democrats cleared a major hurdle this weekend by voting to move ahead with debate on health care reform, but it was hardly a unified party standing behind the bill.

Debate open on health care billupdated: Mon Nov 23 2009 12:04:00

The Senate narrowly votes to open debate on its version of the health care bill. Brendan Gage reports.

Health care bills differupdated: Sat Nov 21 2009 15:46:00

The House and Senate health care reform bills have differences to be reconciled. CNN's Dana Bash reports.

Senate vote next step on what could be a long road for health careupdated: Sat Nov 21 2009 15:46:00

If Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has his way, his chamber will vote Saturday to proceed with debate on its version of the health care bill.

Costs may sink health care billupdated: Fri Nov 20 2009 16:22:00

CNN's team of analysts debates what Democrats will need to do to pass health care reform legislation through the Senate.

2 Arkansas men reflect national divide over health reformupdated: Fri Nov 20 2009 07:56:00

Aisha's Fish and Chicken is named for Stanley Walker's 16-year-old daughter; it's a small family business known for its wings, catfish and signature sauce.

CBO: Health care to cost $849Bupdated: Thu Nov 19 2009 00:33:00

The Congressional Budget Office estimates the Senate health-care reform bill will cost $849B. CNN's Dana Bash reports.

First full Senate showdown on legislation could happen next weekupdated: Wed Nov 11 2009 15:03:00

The first crucial showdown over health care reform by the full Senate could come as early as next Tuesday.

House, Senate differ sharply on health care reformupdated: Mon Nov 09 2009 17:12:00

Where does the battle for health care reform go from here? More importantly, what does it mean for you?

Despite House approval, health care reform faces tough battleupdated: Mon Nov 09 2009 15:24:00

Narrow passage of a sweeping health care bill by the House of Representatives portends a continuing difficult fight for President Obama and fellow Democrats to get a bill through the Senate and into law.

Mark and Lynn on healthcareupdated: Mon Nov 09 2009 15:24:00

CNN's Don Lemon talks with political panel on the House healthcare reform vote and what's next.

Obama: Time for Senate to 'take the baton' on health care reformupdated: Mon Nov 09 2009 08:23:00

President Obama on Sunday praised the "historic" House vote to pass a bill overhauling the nation's ailing health care system, and said now it is time for the Senate to "take the baton" and complete its work.

Obama urges Senate on health careupdated: Mon Nov 09 2009 08:23:00

President Obama praises the House for passage of a health care reform bill and says he is "absolutely confident" the Senate will do the same.

House passes health care reform billupdated: Sun Nov 08 2009 00:40:00

The House of Representatives on Saturday night passed a sweeping health care bill by a vote of 220-215.

AARP endorses health care billupdated: Sun Nov 08 2009 00:40:00

President Obama says he is pleased that the AARP is endorsing a health care bill supported by the administration.

AMA, AARP back House health care billupdated: Fri Nov 06 2009 09:11:00

The push to overhaul health care received a major boost Thursday as the American Medical Association and AARP endorsed legislation drafted by top House Democrats.

House Democrats unveil $894 billion health care billupdated: Thu Oct 29 2009 18:25:00

The battle over health care reform reached another milestone Thursday as top House Democrats unveiled sweeping legislation that includes a highly controversial public health insurance option.

Democrats ready with tempered public option, aides sayupdated: Wed Oct 28 2009 19:49:00

House Democratic leaders will unveil on Thursday a health care bill that includes a more moderate version of the public option, several Democratic leadership aides tell CNN.

Public option would lead him to filibuster, key senator saysupdated: Wed Oct 28 2009 11:25:00

Independent Sen. Joseph Lieberman said Tuesday he would join a Republican filibuster to block the final vote on any health care bill that has a government-run public health insurance option.

Lieberman may opt outupdated: Wed Oct 28 2009 11:25:00

Sen. Joe Lieberman explains he may not support a health-care bill that includes a public option. CNN's Dana Bash reports.

Reid backs health care public optionupdated: Mon Oct 26 2009 20:21:00

The contentious debate over health care took a new twist Monday as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced his decision to craft legislation including a public insurance option allowing states to opt out.

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