December 31, 2009 Democrats are using Republicans' threats to scuttle health overhauls as a potent fundraising tool.
December 31, 2009 Federal officials unveiled more than 500 pages of proposed rules on what doctors and hospitals have to do to collect billions of dollars in stimulus money for switching from paper medical files to computerized health records. Basically, they have ...
December 30, 2009 The Congressional Budget Office explains how an estimate of just $5 billion in deficit-reduction from malpractice reform swelled to $54 billion less than a year later.
December 28, 2009 A prominent economist argues a tax on high-end health plans that is part of the Senate overhaul bill isn't a tax at all. Instead, it's just the elimination of a subsidy, whose demise would eventually increase workers' take-home pay.
December 24, 2009 After the Senate passed the Democrats' health overhaul plan early Christmas Eve morning, the responses were quick in coming. Drugmakers and the AMA praised the action, while insurers were more circumspect.
December 24, 2009 By Scott Hensley
After more than three weeks of rancorous debate and a series of hard-fought procedural victories, Senate Democrats secured the votes needed to pass a sweeping overhaul of the nation's health care system Thursday.
December 23, 2009 President Obama tells NPR in an exclusive interview that he supports a tax on high-cost health plans and wants liberals to focus on the benefits the bill would provide to the uninsured.
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December 23, 2009 Despite complaints about sweetheart deals made to move the health bill forward, they are as old as the country itself.
December 23, 2009 Republicans claim a health overhaul requirement that everyone in the country have health insurance should be found unconstitutional. They argue the mandate violates Fifth Amendment protections against the government taking private property without...
December 22, 2009 Cranky senators will finish health care bill and go home for Christmas, and get a break from each other in the process.
December 22, 2009 If the Senate passes health overhaul legislation, many provisions wouldn't kick in until 2014. But a handful of new rules and benefits kick in much earlier — six months after enactment. Here's a look.
December 22, 2009 Liberals in the Senate aren't happy about the sacrifice of a government-run public option and restrictions on abortion. Their hopes for reconsideration of key provisions during a melding of legislation with the House are tempered by a thin margin ...
December 21, 2009 The Senate health overhaul bill drops a plan to tax cosmetic surgery, but replaces it with a controversial tax on frequent visitors to tanning salons.
December 21, 2009 Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid offered a major amendment to the Democrats' health bill that included prizes to win or secure the support of key votes. Some of the beneficiaries include Nebraska's Medicaid program and the residents of a small Mo...
December 21, 2009 A 60-to-40 vote Monday morning in the Senate paved the way for the landmark legislation to be passed by Christmas. The key development in securing the Democrats' filibuster-proof majority was Sen. Ben Nelson's agreement over the weekend to support...
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