healthcare http://apr.org en The Weekly Standard: The Economy And The Courts http://apr.org/post/weekly-standard-economy-and-courts <em>Irwin M. Stelzer is a contributing editor to </em>The Weekly Standard<em>, director of economic policy studies at the Hudson Institute, and a columnist for the </em>Sunday Times.<p>If you want to get some sense of where the economy is heading, don't ignore what the courts are doing. No need to repeat much of what you have heard — some of it may be true — about the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare. That decision will have a major impact both on the economy and on the health care sector. Mon, 02 Jul 2012 13:56:58 +0000 Irwin M. StelzerThe Weekly Standard 13971 at http://apr.org The Weekly Standard: The Economy And The Courts The Nation: Threats In The Health Care Ruling http://apr.org/post/nation-threats-health-care-ruling <em>Aziz Huq is an assistant professor at the University of Chicago Law School, and previously litigated national security cases at the Brennan Center for Justice</em><p>The Supreme Court's decision in <em>National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius</em> — the healthcare cases — was a tremendous political victory for the Obama administration and, more importantly, the tens of thousands of Americans who will be saved from illness and death by the law. Mon, 02 Jul 2012 13:54:21 +0000 Aziz HuqNPR 13968 at http://apr.org The Nation: Threats In The Health Care Ruling Dr. Don Williamson Discussing Ala. Medicaid Budget Cuts http://apr.org/post/dr-don-williamson-discussing-ala-medicaid-budget-cuts <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d21f7e83225-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d21f7e83225-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d21f7e83225-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wual/local-wual-1013724.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Tuscaloosa, AL – It's been one week since cuts to the state's Medicaid budget took effect. A dire budget shortfall prompted state lawmakers to make spending cuts. Dr. Don Williamson is Alabama's public health officer and is also chair of the Medicaid Transition task force. Alabama Public Radio's Ryan Vasquez talked to Wiliamson about the short term and long term impact of the cuts as well as how to fix Medicaid going forward.</p> Fri, 08 Jun 2012 22:53:25 +0000 13467 at http://apr.org Great Supreme Court Coverage http://apr.org/post/great-supreme-court-coverage <p>This week NPR offers extensive coverage of the upcoming Supreme Court arguments&nbsp;challenging President Obama&#39;s health care overhaul law. Find brief descriptions of the scheduled arguments <a data-mce-="" href="http://www.elabs6.com/c.html?rtr=on&amp;s=7cn4d,xxui,2v8h,8lf,blv9,9ixb,19qc&amp;MLM_MID=1583514&amp;MLM_UNIQUEID=6c80f0e784" target="_blank"><u><font color="#0000ff">here</font></u></a>.<span style="display: none">&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 21 Mar 2012 21:13:00 +0000 Jackie Howell 14527 at http://apr.org Great Supreme Court Coverage