Comprehensive coverage of Obama's health care law

Comprehensive coverage of Obama's health care law
In this photo taken Oct. 8, 2012, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court gather for a group portrait at the Supreme Court Building in Washington. The Supreme Court will begin hearing arguments on Monday morning, March 26, 2012, over President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, his Obama's signature domestic achievement. Seated from left to right are: Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Standing, from left are: Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, Associate Justice Samuel Alito Jr., and Associate Justice Elena Kagan. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Last week KATU.com published a series of stories from The Associated Press regarding Obama's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. As the U.S. Supreme Court gears up to hear arguments on the health care law this week, here are those stories that look at the law, how it has affected people so far and the case as it comes before the court.


How Obama's health care law affects lives of 7 Americans

As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments on President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, The Associated Press spoke with a variety of people to hear their experiences so far with the landmark legislation, whose major provisions don't take effect until 2014. Reporters asked: How has the health care law affected your life?

 


6 potential ways Supreme Court could rule on health care law

The Supreme Court has several options in ruling on President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, from upholding the law to striking it down in its entirety. The court also could avoid deciding the law's constitutionality at all, if it finds the lawsuits challenging the law are premature.Here is a look at six potential outcomes.

 


Supreme Court weighs federal power over states in health case

Federal cash comes with strings. Now 26 states are telling the Supreme Court that President Barack Obama's health care law has stretched an old rule too far. The new law's requirements for expanding Medicaid amount, in their view, to coercion that violates the U.S. Constitution's division of power between the national government and the states.

 


Insurers spend big ahead of high court's ruling on health care

The nation's big insurers are spending millions to carry out President Barack Obama's health care overhaul even though there's a chance the wide-reaching law won't survive Supreme Court scrutiny.

 

 


How Obama's health care case will unfold before the court

The Supreme Court will begin hearing arguments on Monday over President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, derisively labeled "Obamacare" by its opponents. A look at how the case will unfold before the court in question-and-answer form.

 


America's health care reform through history

The three days of arguments beginning before the Supreme Court on Monday may mark a turning point in a century of debate over what role the government should play in helping all Americans afford medical care. A look at the issue through the years.