There is no shortage of stories dominating the news this week, but what will be leading the headlines on Sunday morning? These are some of the stories we are looking at this week.
The wait is over. On their last day in session, the Supreme Court of the United States upheld President Obama’s signature legislation, commonly referred to as “ObamaCare.” In a 5-4 landmark decision, with Chief Justice John Roberts as the swing vote, the Supreme Court ruled the entire law will be upheld and that the mandate is in fact a legitimate operation of Congress’s power to tax. “Because the Constitution permits such a tax, it is not our role to forbid it, or to pass upon its wisdom or fairness,” said Roberts. Thursday’s ruling is clearly a victory for the Obama administration and has left Republicans saying that they will repeal the law.
Where do we go from here? Now that the Supreme Court has ruled to uphold President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, millions of uninsured Americans will have access to health care. Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling will allow low-income families to have access to more affordable health care; insurance companies are not allowed to discriminate against those with preexisting conditions; and young adults will be able to stay on their parents’ insurance plans until the age of 26. The ruling also calls for the expansion of the eligibility rules for Medicaid. The Court found that if states accept Congress’s funds to expand Medicaid, they must comply by the new rules and expand coverage. However if the states refuse to take part in this expansion, they will not be penalized.
Don’t Call it a Comeback: Tuesday marked yet another win for Washington powerhouses Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY). The two, who have almost eight decades of political experience between them, beat their respect incumbents on Tuesday night. It was a close race for Rep. Rangel, who won with approximately 45% of the vote (at the latest count), yet Sen. Hatch won by 69% of the vote in his race. Sen. Hatch’s incumbent, Tea Party favorite and former Utah state senator, Dan Liljenquest lost after garnering 31% of the vote.
Guest Sneak Peek: Former HP Chairman and CEO Carly Fiorina and former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm will join Candy on Sunday to talk about the SCOTUS health care ruling, politics, and the economy.
Much more to come, make sure to check back on Friday for our full Rundown and don’t forget to tune in Sunday at 9am & Noon ET.