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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...

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.

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...

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...

Day of Action for Women's Health 1/13/2010

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

Women (and men) who believe that women's health care should be "safe, fair, and covered," have the opportunity to make their voices heard today by joi...

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...

Uninsured Are Represented By Some Of Health Care Reform's Biggest Supporters -- And Critics, New Census Data Shows

National Journal Online | Thursday, October 22, 2009 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Many of the House members in both parties who are most opposed to the health care reform legislation moving toward a historic vote represent districts...

Rockefeller On Obama Meeting: 'Frustration And Angst'

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The liberals' longtime dream of a government-run health care system for all died Wednesday in the Senate, but Sen. Bernie Sanders o...

Abortion Rights Groups Scramble In Stupak Amendment's Wake

AP | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Abortion rights groups, outflanked and outnumbered in the health debate, are scrambling to regain lost ground after the House passe...

Schwarzenegger: Congress Was 'Buying Votes' On Health Care (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an interview airing Sunday, January 10th on NBC News' Meet the Press, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger accused Congress of passing health ...

Olympia Snowe and the Importance of Being Pivotal

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Olympia Snowe's vote might not have been a tie-breaker, but it was a mood-shifter. And at least she's not the kind who gloats, flaunts her influence and does a victory dance when the bargaining is done.

Bart Stupak: Abortion Amendment Unlikely To Prevail In Senate

Detroit Free Press | Todd Spangler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Michigan's Bart Stupak, the Democratic congressman who set off a firestorm of controversy with an amendment restricting abortion coverag...

Jon Stewart Mocks Use Of Leis, Babies, And The Holocaust To Argue Against Health Care Reform (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

The House passed the health care bill 220 to 215 this weekend, but opponents did not sit quietly by and watch in the days and hours leading up to the ...

Left & Right Agree: Health Care Mandates Are the Road to Neofeudalism

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

An unusually bi-partisan coalition opposes the Senate's proposed health care bill for its requirement that middle-class Americans buy insurance or else face annual fines.

Cadillac Tax: Congress Is Split On Reform Effort To Tax Costly Health Care Plans

New York Times | DAVID M. HERSZENHORN and ROBERT PEAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A proposed tax on high-cost, or "Cadillac," health insurance plans has touched off a fierce clash between the Senate and the House as they wrestle ove...

Talks On Future Of Public Option In Health Care Bill Intensify In The Senate | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Democrats from the liberal and centrist factions are engaged in increasingly urgent talks aimed at bridging the divide within the party over th...

NARAL and Planned Parenthood: Ineffectiveness Anti-Choice Democrats Can Rely On

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

Democrats in Congress have just proudly signed a deal that allows a bunch of old men who have spent the better part of the last century avoiding their own sexual issues to dictate access to abortion services.

Ryan Grim and Arthur Delaney

Senate Passes Health Care Bill | Ryan Grim and Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Without a single Republican vote, the United States Senate passed a sweeping health care reform bill in a landslide, shortly after 7:00 in the morning...