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Pelosi Shifts Focus To Unemployment After Push For Health Care Bill

The Hill | Mike Soraghan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Democratic leaders, worried they've appeared unresponsive to rising unemployment because they were absorbed by healthcare, are aiming for a legi...

Martha Coakley in trouble? Pharma and HMO lobbyists to the rescue

Washington Examiner | Timothy P. Carney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With Democrat Martha Coakley in trouble in the Massachusetts special election to fill Ted Kennedy's seat, Democrats could lose vote No. 60 for Preside...

Health Care Reform: Dems Push For Key Benefits To Start In 2010

Politico | CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats are pushing Senate leaders and the White House to speed up key benefits in the health reform bill to 2010, eager to give the party something...

DC Armory Wants Group To Pay $77,000 To Host Free Medical Clinic

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A non-profit group that provides free medical treatment to those in need is running into fees and regulations that could derail its plans to treat tho...

Stupak-Pitts Is Not Worth Killing Health Care Bill

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

I am hoping Rep. DeGette and others will look at the big picture and ask themselves: Would I vote against this bill if I or a member of my family had no health insurance?

Ryan Grim

House Dems Debate Cadillac Tax On Insurance Plans | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Democrats met Thursday to devise a negotiating strategy as the two chambers begin to hash out differences between their respective health care b...

Obama's Field Team Finally Hitting the Field

Dawn Teo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dawn Teo

After Election Day, President Barack Obama hand picked just two former staffers, Mitch Stewart and Jeremy Bird, to run the new organization: OFA 2.0, aka the President's field team.

Concerned Obama Pressures Senate To Pass Health Care Bill

New York Times | SHERYL GAY STOLBERG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House, growing concerned that the Congressional timetable for passing a health care overhaul could slip into next year, is stepping up press...

Many Will Not Feel Effect of Health Care Changes: | REED ABELSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Now that the Senate has caught up with the House by passing a sweeping health care bill, lawmakers are on the verge of extending coverage to the tens ...

Catering To Snowe A "Waste Of Time," Grijalva Says

The Hill | Jordan Fabian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Crafting a final version of health insurance legislation to attract moderate Republican support would be a "waste of time," according to the leader of...

A Broader Definition Of Healthcare | Kim Geiger and Tom Hamburger | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Acupuncturists, dietary-supplement makers and other alternative health practitioners, some of whose treatments are considered unproven by the medical ...

Rick Perry: Let States Guide Health Care Reform

Washington Post | Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Congress is on the verge of enacting the largest unfunded mandate in American history. At a time when most states are struggling with rising unemploym...

How The Health Care Bill Could Get Better

New York Times | DAVID LEONHARDT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Both the health care bill passed by the House of Representatives and the one that the Senate seems set to pass on Christmas Eve would begin to do away...

Small Businesses Take A Back Seat In Obama's Health-Care Plan

Newsweek | Kevin Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A healthy percentage of the uninsured, about 46 percent, work for small businesses too poor to afford insurance. And poll after poll says that fear of...

Federal Employee Forced To Pay For Abortion To End Life-Threatening Pregnancy

Washington Post | Joe Davidson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

D.J. Feldman was 11 weeks pregnant last year when she learned that her child had anencephaly, a fetal defect that left the baby with almost no brain. ...

GOP Health Care Bill WON'T Prevent Insurance Companies From Denying Sick People

Wall Street Journal | JANET ADAMY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republicans are preparing to unveil their own health bill in the next few days. Minority Leader John Boehner (R., Ohio) said Monday that the plan woul...

Paterson Says New York Being "Punished" By Health Care Reform Bill

NY Daily News | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

On Dec. 8, Paterson and Mayor Bloomberg sent a joint letter to New York's senators, Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, raising concerns that the he...

CBO: Baucus Bill Reduces Deficit By $81 Billion, Costs $829 Billion Over A Decade

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Health care legislation drafted by a key Senate committee would expand coverage to 94 percent of all eligible Americans at a 10-yea...

Voters Are Turning Up The Heat While Congress Struggles To Understand

Jennifer Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jennifer Donahue

When members of the House and Senate return home, they will probably face the wrath they did last summer in town hall meetings. It is not anger aimed towards one party, or one president.

Krugman: "Centrists" Should Admit It If They Want To Kill Reform

New York Times | PAUL KRUGMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I won't try to psychoanalyze the "naysayers," as Mr. Orszag describes them. I'd just urge them to take a good hard look in the mirror. If they really ...

Senate Health Care Vote 1:00 A.M. Monday Morning, First Of Three Critical Votes

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats confidently advanced health care legislation Sunday toward a make-or-break test vote in a push for Christmas-week ...

Ryan Grim

Sealed With A Kiss: Dems Unite To Beat GOP Filibuster | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Harry Reid sealed the biggest legislative victory of his career Saturday night with a kiss. And then a hug. Emotionally reserved doesn't begin to des...

Ryan Grim

CBO Analysis: Both House Plans Would Cover At Least 35 Million Uninsured | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Two competing House health care reform proposals would extend coverage to at least 35 million Americans within ten years, according to a Congressional...

Candidate Obama Opposed Senate's Health Care Mandates (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Candidate Obama might not be too pleased with one aspect of health care reform emerging under president Obama's watch. "If a mandate was the soluti...

Ryan Grim

Senate Dems Close In On Reform: Details Of Health Care Bill Revealed | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Read the bill (PDF). Senate Democrats have posted the legislation on their web site. --------- Senate Democrats made a big step toward comprehensive...