Deciphering what the new health care law means for you can be tricky.
May 26, 2010 The new health law signed by President Obama this spring contains the most sweeping changes to the American health system in a generation. Find out how to get help paying for insurance, what your employer can do, and more.
February 9, 2010 More than 15 percent of Americans are uninsured, and more than three-quarters of them are in working families. Overall, the uninsured are less healthy and cost the country and the medical industry billions of dollars a year.
January 8, 2010 The tax agency would be responsible for checking whether individuals get required insurance, distributing billions of dollars in subsidies and collecting new taxes and penalties.
January 6, 2010 Legislation would restore Medicaid rights to citizens of the Marshall Islands and two other nations who have the unique ability to travel and work freely in the United States.
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December 24, 2009 Now that the Senate has passed a hotly debated health care bill, Congress is headed to the next step: House-Senate negotiations in January to try to hammer out a final version. Here's where things stand and how you might be affected.
December 24, 2009 As exhausted but jubilant Senate Democrats scramble home for the holidays, one more obstacle stands between them and final passage of the massive health care overhaul bill: merging their bill with the House of Representatives'.
December 24, 2009 The Senate approved the landmark health bill early Christmas Eve, a key step for President Obama and the Democrats in moving forward with health overhaul. But the debate is far from over. The Senate and the House will have to reconcile their different versions.
December 24, 2009 In the early hours of Christmas Eve, senators voted in favor of sweeping health care legislation that would expand insurance coverage to millions of Americans. The House passed its version in November; next up, a conference to reconcile the two bills.
President Obama defended the health care overhaul during an NPR interview Wednesday.
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December 23, 2009 In an interview with NPR, the president said that those from the left of his party who criticize the bill are ignoring the "real human reality that this will help millions of people."
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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) speaks at a rally of Democratic senators following a final series of procedural votes on the health bill Wednesday.
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December 23, 2009 The Senate is set to approve a landmark health bill early Thursday morning that would bring President Obama and Democrats a step closer to the most sweeping change in the nation’s health system since Medicare was created more than four decades ago.
Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada listens as Connecticut Sen. Christopher Dodd (left) speaks during a Democratic health care rally on Capitol Hill on Tuesday.
December 23, 2009 Advocates are hailing Harry Reid for rounding up 60 votes to pass the Senate's massive health care overhaul bill. But on the way to 60, the majority leader made many compromises, which Republicans are slamming as "sweetheart deals."
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December 22, 2009 But the GOP lawmaker says lessons learned may spur bipartisanship on a bill to cut greenhouse gases.
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December 22, 2009 Just because the Senate is close to the finish line in terms of passing a health care overhaul bill doesn't mean the marathon is over. The next big step is to marry the Senate bill with the House bill.
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December 21, 2009 The new Senate health bill released by Majority Leader Reid imposes tougher requirements on insurers to spend most premium revenues on medical care, instead of administrative costs, salaries and profits.
December 21, 2009 The health care overhaul bill has passed its toughest Senate test, overcoming delay tactics by the GOP to pass 60-40 early Monday. The bill would extend coverage to more than 30 million Americans who don't have it now. It's the first of three times Democrats will have to muster all 60 members of their caucus to get the bill passed over unanimous GOP objections.
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