Several Montgomery County residents shared their thoughts on the Supreme Court's ruling on health care and what it means for the upcoming election.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Do you think President Obama's re-election efforts have been helped by court's ruling?
Much of Maryland is split on Thursday's Supreme Court ruling. Some analysts felt President Barack Obama scored a huge win Thursday. Some officials felt Republican challenger Mitt Romney will benefit from conservative momentum following the decision. Either way, Thursday's Supreme Court ruling—one that upheld the individual mandate that requires the purchase of insurance as a tax—thrust health care to the top of the list of campaign topics heading toward November. We want to hear from you. Vote in our poll. Then tell us in the comments if Thursday's ruling has changed or cemented your vote this November.
What does the Supreme Court's ruling on Affordable Health Care mean to you?
Various media are reporting that the Supreme Court has upheld the individual mandate that requires the purchase of insurance as a tax. Stay with Patch throughout the day for updates and local reaction. What does it mean to you? Vote in our poll. While you're at it, don't just vote. Tell us why. Leave a comment, sharing your take on today's ruling. ——— NOTE: This poll is published throughout Maryland's network of Patch sites.
Monday, June 25, 2012
The country's highest court is set to rule Thursday on the Affordable Care Act.
It’s an epic decision that could change the way healthcare is approached in the United States. The Supreme Court is scheduled to rule Thursday, according to Huffington Post, on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, signed into law March 23, 2010. Dr. Ulder Tillman, Montgomery County health officer, is among those who will be paying attention to the Supreme Court decision. She said the county has worked to prepare for changes in the healthcare system implemented by the state of Maryland. The county was awarded a $190,000 grant, provided for by the healthcare legislation, that would help with chronic disease prevention, Tillman said. The Supreme Court’s decision will include a ruling on the constitutionality of the law's “…
Friday, February 10, 2012
Let us know what you think.
President Obama today announced he is changing his health-care rule regarding birth control in order to ease the concerns of some religious organizations, the Washington Post reports. "Women still will be guaranteed coverage for contraceptive services without any out-of-pocket cost, but will have to seek the coverage directly from their insurance companies if their employers object to birth control on religious grounds," according to the Post. That will allow religiously-affiliated non-profit employers to provide insurance plans that exclude birth-control coverage. Do you think that is an acceptable solution? Take our poll and let us know!