November 30, 2009 Even people who pay more for insurance, will get more coverage for the money, the Congressional Budget Office figures. Some people, especially those working for big companies, would likely see their insurance costs come in about the same or a litt...
November 30, 2009 Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid warned at the opening of the session that the debate and vote will last long into many nights and weekends.
November 25, 2009 The administration cites a letter from economists as evidence that Democrats' plans for remaking the nation's health system will tackle costs.
November 25, 2009 The Senate health bill is loaded with provisions to control costs, supporters say. Critics charge the moves don't go far enough to rein in health spending.
November 24, 2009 The one-word description of American attitudes from various polls have been: "split," "divided," and, well, "split."
November 24, 2009 Researchers suggest that drug companies passed advertising costs on to taxpayers by hiking the price they charge Medicaid programs for the drug.
November 24, 2009 The White House blogged a rebuttal today to the letter sent from the Gun Owners of America to senators this Saturday claiming the health care bill is "anti-gun."
November 24, 2009 Doctors and Republicans are still pushing for tort reform as part of health overhaul, but a survey suggests malpractice premiums are actually going down already without national reform.
November 23, 2009 The Gun Owners of America told senators last week to block the health overhaul bill from going to the floor.
November 23, 2009 The government-sponsored insurance alternative known as the public option stands as the biggest sticking point, though it's not the only one.
November 20, 2009 Squawking aside, closed-door legislative engineering is business as usual for the Senate.
November 19, 2009 From a "botax" on cosmetic surgery to higher Medicare payroll taxes, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid hardly leaves a revenue stone unturned in the search for health overhaul funds.
November 18, 2009 GOP criticism that people who skip a health insurance mandate would be jailed doesn't stand up to scrutiny. The charge is based on a rigid reading of a tax law, under which only 500 people were incarcerated last year.
November 18, 2009 Senate Republicans may insist that the Democrats' health bill be read aloud before debate can begin. That task could take days, so wouldn't it be nice to have a showbiz pro do the job?
November 18, 2009 Senator Majority Leader Reid may soon unveil his health bill, if he can wrangle his recalcitrant caucus to let him bring it to the floor.
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