Congress

CBO: 14 Million People Could Lose Coverage Under GOP Health Bill

Nonpartisan analysts project that 14 million people would lose coverage next year under the House bill dismantling former President Barack Obama’s health care law. The estimate is a blow to Republicans. Monday’s estimate by the Congressional Budget Office says the number of uninsured would grow to 24 million by 2026. The projections give fuel to opponents who warn the measure…

High Court Upholds Process for Challenging Patents

The Supreme Court has upheld the process for challenging invalid patents, making it easier for companies to fight so-called patent trolls. The justices ruled unanimously on Monday to uphold the legal standard used to invalidate patents by a new appeals board at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Congress created the board in 2011 over concerns federal officials were issuing…