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The Most Ridiculous Amendments To The Health Care Reconciliation Bill

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republicans know that the health care reform process could be derailed if the Senate decides to adopt any changes in reconciling the bill passed by th...

Jimmy Fallon Counts The Pros & Cons Of Health Care Reform (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Health Care reform was passed this week, but the public is still divided over whether or not it will be good for our nation. Thankfully, Jimmy Fallon ...

Obama's Health Care Is 'The Biggest Attack' On Wealth Inequality In 20 Years: NYT | David Leonhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

For all the political and economic uncertainties about health reform, at least one thing seems clear: The bill that President Obama signed on Tuesday ...

Does America Also Need Cultural Health Care?

Rob Patterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Rob Patterson

The majors were an almost ghostly presence at SXSW 2010. The indies have now seized the day within the leading-edge music market.

Republican Crybabies Meet Their Waterloo

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Yes, I'd really love to see the GOP run on a repeal platform. Because I wonder exactly which parts of the bill Americans will want to give up next year.

2010: Ushering in the Decade of Food and Agriculture

Steve Ettlinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steve Ettlinger

In 2010, it looks like we might see governments and citizens around the world actually start making better choices so that we can all live longer and healthier lives.

Larry King Jumps the Shark, Has Health Care Debate With Stephen Baldwin

Harmon Leon | Posted 06.14.2012 | Media
Harmon Leon

While the health care bill is making headlines, Larry King couldn't even get Alec Baldwin to engage in a practical discourse of ideas -- instead, he got the star of Bio Dome.

GOP Applies for Health Care for Self-Inflicted Wounds

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

Republicans had a chance to claim a share of the reform. But they cut themselves out -- they never even offered an alternate bill. They put all their eggs in one basket, and the basket crumbled.

Many, But Not All, Republicans Call For Health Care Bill Repeal

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ever since the passage of the health care reform bill in the House of Representatives on Sunday, many GOP lawmakers -- though not all of them -- began...

Ryan Grim

Senate Clears Major Hurdle: Health Care Fight Hits Floor | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When Democrats approved the Senate bill that President Obama signed into law on Tuesday morning, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) did so wit...

Health Insurance Reform: Bittersweet for Women's History

Lindsey Horvath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lindsey Horvath

Without pro-choice elected leaders voting for reform, we would not have anything to celebrate; however, the health care bill is an example of legislation that allows women to be the object of discriminatory practices.

Health Care Protection For Children: White House Scrambles To Fix Coverage Gap

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is scrambling to fix a potential problem with a much-touted benefit of its new health care law, a gap in c...

Sam Stein

Obama Signs Health Care Bill: VIDEO, PHOTOS | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Scroll down for a photo slideshow on health care reform's journey to passage More than a year's worth of intense political haggling, legislative mane...

Reality Health Care Bill

Dr. Cheryl Pappas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Cheryl Pappas

We heard a lot of hoopla on Sunday night, but what do we really have in the health care bill? With all those runaway mentions of amendments, what do we really have?

Senate Parliamentarian Rejects First GOP Complaints On Health Care Bill

The Hill | Alexander Bolton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The parliamentarian ruled that changes to a proposed excise tax on high-cost plans would not violate the 1974 Budget Act by changing contributions to ...

Health Reform Bill Summary: The Top 18 Immediate Effects

The Huffington Post | Jeremy Binckes and Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After months of fierce debate in Washington and around the country and after an intense day of voting on Capitol Hill, the House of Representatives pa...

Health Care Reform Reactions From Around The World

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Below is a round-up of reaction from around the world to the health care reform bill that was passed by the US Congress Sunday. The Guardian's Micha...

To John Lewis: An Open Letter to an American Hero

Cynthia Boaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cynthia Boaz

Democracy-loving, independent-minded, and compassionate citizens will continue in the spirit of those like you, who are the real ambassadors of truth and democracy and the American way.

Sam Stein

Vicki Kennedy Visited Ted's Grave On Day Of Health Care Passage (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Reflecting on the legislative achievement her late husband had spent his career pursuing, Vicki Kennedy on Monday expressed gratitude and paid tribute...

Senate Picks Up The Ball On Health Care Reform

Roll Call | David M. Drucker and Emily Pierce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Democrats on Monday are set to pick up the battle over health care reform where the House left off, but the path forward remains uncertain as R...

A Near-Death Experience, and On From Here

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

I voted yes on Sunday's health care reform bill. It's an historic first step. Historic. But we're not done. The framework for a comprehensive health care system is in place. Now we must finish the job.

How the People in My District Changed Stupak's Mind and Saved Health Care Reform

Michael Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Moore

Stupak stood on the floor of the House last night and spoke against the "Stupak Amendment!" Once he got through his medieval meanderings about where babies come from, he gave one helluva speech.

Health Care Shares Rise After

AP | STEPHEN BERNARD and TIM PARADIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Drug and hospital companies led stocks higher Monday after House lawmakers ended months of uncertainty and approved the health care o...

Health Care Reform Hangs In Balance As Legal And Political Challenges Mount

The New York Times | JEFF ZELENY and SHERYL GAY STOLBERG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The battle over health care is poised to move swiftly from Congress back to the country as Democrats, Republicans and a battery of interest groups rac...

Health Care Is Pelosi's Victory

Mark Greenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Greenbaum

Faced with an endless litany of institutional roadblocks, false starts, ego-centric Members, and plain political pressures, Pelosi was able to wrangle together just enough votes to push reform to the finish line.