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|SCOTUS Hears Latest Obamacare Challenge|
Chief Justice John G. Roberts and Justice Anthony M. Kennedy are seen by many court watchers as the two potential swing votes in the case. Posted Thursday, March 5, 2015 7:04 am CST
|Two more hospitals report 'superbugs' on endoscopes|
Two more hospitals—one in California and one in Connecticut—reported they'd found drug-resistant "superbugs" on a hard-to-clean type of medical equipment that's under federal scrutiny. The devices, called duodenoscopes, have been modified in a way that allows germs to stick to them, the Food and Drug Administration says. They've been blamed for an outbreak of drug-resistant bacteria that's killed at least two patients and infected five more at UCLA's hospital. The university has warned about 180 people that they may have had the same contaminated scope used on them. Posted Thursday, March 5, 2015 6:55 am CST
|Doctors, patients scramble ahead of high court Obamacare decision|
As the U.S. Supreme Court takes on a make-or-break Obamacare case this week, a growing number of U.S. patients and their doctors are already devising a Plan B in case they lose medical coverage. The Court's ruling, expected by late June, will determine whether millions of Americans will keep receiving federal subsidies to help them pay for private health insurance under President Barack Obama's healthcare law. The White House, which said it is confident the justices will rule in favor of the subsidies that are a key element of Obamacare, said it has no immediate fix if the decision goes the other way. Posted Thursday, March 5, 2015 6:52 am CST
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|Few clues from Roberts on fate of ObamaCare at Supreme Court|
The Supreme Court appeared deeply divided Wednesday on whether to curtail subsidies under ObamaCare, with Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy providing few clues about where they might fall.Roberts, who cast the decisive vote in... Posted Wednesday, March 4, 2015 7:57 pm CST
|5 takeaways from ObamaCare case|
The Supreme Court on Wednesday heard oral arguments in a new challenge to ObamaCare that threatens to end insurance subsidies for millions of people.While oral arguments are not an accurate barometer of how the court will rule, a divide among the... Posted Wednesday, March 4, 2015 5:58 pm CST
|OVERNIGHT HEALTHCARE: Court split on ObamaCare challenge|
The Supreme Court appeared deeply divided Wednesday on whether to curtail tax subsidies under ObamaCare, with Justice John Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy providing few clues about how they might rule.Roberts, who cast the decisive vote in favor... Posted Wednesday, March 4, 2015 5:40 pm CST