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Local Health Care: The Law's Impact On States

The Supreme Court's ruling that upholds the federal health law leaves many states prepared to implement the Affordable Care Act. The ruling also made an expansion of Medicaid optional for states. NPR's Julie Rovner talks to Audie Cornish what the decision will mean for states.
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Cheers, Jeers Outside Court After Health Care News

Thursday, the Supreme Court ruled to uphold the Affordable Care Act. The scene outside the court as the decision was unveiled was lively and impassioned.
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Insurance Industry Tries To Swallow Health Care Law

David Cordani, president and CEO of Cigna Corporation, talks with Audie Cornish about the practical implications of having the Affordable Care Act upheld. Cigna is one of the biggest health care companies in the country, insuring more than 11 million people.
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Political Diagnosis Post-Health Care Decision

NPR's Mara Liasson talks with Melissa Block about the politics of the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act.
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Republicans Say Health Care Fight Still Has Life

Congressional Republicans promised to continue efforts to repeal the federal health care law, in the aftermath of the Supreme Court's unexpected validation of it.
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How One Patient's Health Care Outlook Has Changed

Melissa Block talks with Shawn Pollack of Oshkosh, Wis., who says he's a "healthy young guy" who only qualifies for expensive insurance because he's considered high risk. He talks about the headache his health coverage has been since he was laid off in 2009, and what today's ruling could mean for him and people like him.
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GOP Projection: The Problem With Health Care Ruling

Melissa Block talks with GOP Deputy Whip Peter Roskam, a congressman from Illinois, about why he says the Supreme Court ruling in favor of the Affordable Care Act is not a victory for Americans, as the president claimed Thursday.

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