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Catholic Bishops on New Contraception Deal: Still No

But they take a more moderate tone on proffered compromise

(Newser) - With Catholic bishops opposed to an ObamaCare mandate on contraception, the White House recently moved to change the rule —but the new package hasn't satisfied the religious leaders, the New York Times reports. The deal would allow women employed by a religiously-affiliated employer, such as a Catholic hospital,... More »

ObamaCare Contraception Suits Pile Up

Get ready, Supreme Court

(Newser) - The lawsuits over ObamaCare's contraception mandate are appearing almost weekly in federal courts, and it's just a matter of time before the Supreme Court addresses the issue, experts tell the New York Times . It's not just religious groups that are suing: Private companies like Hobby Lobby have... More »

Public Doesn't Want to Pay for Health Care Fix

Americans support goals, but not if it will cost them personally

(Newser) - Americans are enthusiastic about health care reform, but only as long as it doesn't drive up the price of their own premiums, a new AP poll finds. Whenever questions were framed broadly, voters seemed to support Democrats’ plans, but when asked about specific trade-offs they balked. A whopping 82%, for... More »

Premiums Likely to Soar Under Obamacare

(Newser) - Current health care legislation would require every American to buy health insurance, but would do little or nothing to control the skyrocketing premiums they’d have to pay, the LA Times reports. Versions of the bill try to address the problem indirectly—with a public option in the House bill... More »

Obama's 'Spell is Broken'

Misreading his mandate and talking down to subjects makes president 'ordinary'

(Newser) - President Obama's big-government dreams have turned him into a modern-day Icarus, Charles Krauthammer writes for the Washington Post. “His wax wings having melted, he is the man who fell to earth.” The magic is gone after “a disastrous summer” of “mistaking his mandate, believing his press,... More »

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