Some industries stand to benefit now that the health care law has been upheld by the Supreme Court. For makers of medical devices, the ruling means frustration because a sales tax on their equipment stays in place.
Since the Supreme Court's ruling that essentially the Affordable Care Act, it's been hard to separate substance from rhetoric. The 5-4 vote in the Supreme Court is now front and center in the presidential campaign. Host David Greene talks with NPR's Mara Liasson about whether it's likely to remain a defining issue in the weeks and months ahead.
A new study says 13 congressional Democrats lost their seats in 2010 chiefly because they voted for the health care law. Today, they say they're pleased with the Supreme Court's move to uphold it. But will that help some of them regain their seats?
The compounds in the street drug known as "bath salts" aren't necessarily illegal, and they're constantly changing — allowing drug makers to stay one step ahead of law enforcement. So the Drug Enforcement Agency decided to make its own bath salts to better understand the drug.
Facing an unexpected ruling validating the Affordable Care Act, Republicans in Congress promised to redouble efforts to repeal it, starting with another vote in the House early next month. Host Scott Simon talks with NPR's David Welna to explain the battle ahead.
When the Supreme Court upheld the central tenet of President Obama's health care law, it meant that lower-court fights over contraceptive coverage and other parts of the sweeping legislation can move forward.
Many medical professionals are glad people won't lose coverage provided by the Affordable Care Act. Still, they worry about whether there will be enough physicians to treat increased patient loads — and who will ultimately pay the bill.
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