As Health Law Decision Looms, Candidates Scramble For Political Gain
Meanwhile, President Barack Obama calls attention to the health law's coverage expansion during his speech to a Latino meeting. Meahwhile, there's also an update on the re-election prospects of Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah.
The Associated Press: Obama, Romney Seek Advantage On Health Care Ruling
Their positions are clear. President Barack Obama ardently defends his federal health care overhaul. Republican challenger Mitt Romney adamantly opposes it. But this coming week, when the Supreme Court rules on the constitutionality of the law, both sides will be scrambling for political gain no matter the outcome (Pace and Peoples, 6/23).
Boston Globe: Obama Rips GOP At Latino Meeting
Obama also defended his signature health care law, which the Supreme Court will rule on within days. "In America, we believe you shouldn't go broke because you get sick," he said, noting that Latinos have a higher rate of uninsured than any other demographic group. "So after a century of trying, we finally passed reform that will make health care affordable and available for every American" (Viser, 6/22).
The Associated Press: Utah Sen. Hatch Seems To Have Weathered GOP Storm
[Candidate Dan] Liljenquist's case is that [Sen. Orrin] Hatch has used his influence to increase government spending through pet projects, his partnership with the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., in creating a $9-billion-a-year health care program for children and his vote for Medicare prescription drug benefits (Freking and Foy, 6/25).