President Barack Obama declared himself frustrated with the malfunctioning website central to the new healthcare law on Monday and said he is confident problems will be fixed. http://reut.rs/1fQuBto
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Speaking in the White House Rose Garden, Obama said that “no one is madder than me” that the healthcare.gov site is not working as it should, “which means it’s going to get fixed.”
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For far too long, conservatives have failed to coalesce around a long-term vision of what a free-market healthcare system should look like. Republican attention to healthcare, in turn, has only arisen sporadically, in response to Democratic initiatives.
A sharply divided Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare overhaul law that requires that most Americans get insurance by 2014 or pay a financial penalty.
"The Affordable Care Act’s requirement that certain individuals pay a financial penalty for not obtaining health insurance may reasonably be characterized as a tax," Chief Justice John Roberts wrote for the court’s majority in the opinion.
"Because the Constitution permits such a tax, it is not our role to forbid it, or to pass upon its wisdom or fairness," he concluded. The vote was 5-4.
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