Republicans already are demonstrating their strategy to use the health law decision in the upcoming campaign season. Meanwhile, both parties are raising money on the issue.
The Wall Street Journal: GOP's New Health-Law Front
Republicans are planning to use the main component of the Supreme Court decision upholding President Barack Obama's health-care law as a weapon to try to repeal it. The Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision last week, validated the health law by saying its penalty on citizens who fail to hold health insurance should be treated as a tax (Radnofsky, 7/1).
The Wall Street Journal: Democrats Want To Move On After Ruling, GOP Doesn't
Democrats and Republicans have found one more thing to disagree about: In the aftermath of the Supreme Court's landmark health-care ruling, Democrats want to change the subject. Republicans don't (Hook and Bendavid, 7/1).
The Associated Press: Some Dems Still Skittish On Health Care; GOP Riled
Victory at the Supreme Court for President Barack Obama and Democrats on health care is reopening political divisions within the party over the unpopular law. Four months to an election with control of Congress in the balance, the court's affirmation of the law left several Democrats insisting that the issue was settled and it's time to focus on helping the sluggish economy (Cassata and Jackson, 6/30).
Chicago Sun-Times: Campaigns Raising Money Off Supreme Court Obamacare Decision
Obamacare is great -; for political fund-raising. Finally, something every hot-blooded partisan can agree on. President Barack Obama, rival Mitt Romney and other Republicans and Democrats are raising money off the Supreme Court Obamacare decision. A byproduct of the 5-4 opinion upholding Obama's Affordable Care Act is a torrent of fund-raising appeals -; from candidates and leaders from both parties. Saturday marked the end of the second fund-raising quarter -; adding a breathless degree of urgency to the fund-raising pitches (Sweet, 7/1).