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Is the House Health Care Bill Better than Nothing?

Marcia Angell, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcia Angell, M.D.

The House Health bill just throws good money after the bad. And because costs will keep rising, there is now a danger that people will conclude reform is impossible, when in reality, we still haven't really tried.

Reps King, Hoekstra Attempt To Wrap Capitol With Health Care Bill

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Early Friday afternoon, Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) announced his intentions to wrap the Capitol building in a massive copy of the 1,900-page health bill...

Denver Archbishop: Broken Promises On Abortion Funding In Health Care Reform

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Denver's Catholic Archbishop Charles Chaput is urging his congregation to oppose federal health care legislation that funds abortions. KDVR and th...

Rep. Foxx Cites Fake Quote, Claims Obama Campaigned on Making the Country Worse

Matt Finkelstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Finkelstein

During the health debate, Foxx quoted from an anti-Obama poem called "The Pied Piper" that doesn't appear to be real, which went viral in the right-wing blogosphere earlier this year.

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...

GOP Women Shamelessly Accuse Dems of Being Anti-Woman

Matt Finkelstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Finkelstein

Despite all evidence to the contrary, the congresswomen want us to believe that Republicans are sticking up for women. But the fact is their party has consistently opposed providing families with better health care.

Jim Cooper On House Health Care Bill: 'One Of The Best Votes I Ever Cast'

The Washington Post | Ezra Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.) knows as much about health-care policy as anyone in Congress. He teaches the subject back home in Tennessee, promoted his ow...

Strict Abortion Provision Included In House Health Care Bill

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan House coalition voted Saturday to prohibit coverage of abortions in a new government-run health care plan that Democra...

Democrats Clear Impasse blocking health care vote

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Democratic-controlled House narrowly passed landmark health care legislation Saturday ...

AARP To Endorse House Health Care Bill: AP

AP | ERICA WERNER and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Officials are telling The Associated Press that AARP_the seniors' lobby_will endorse the health care overhaul bill that House Democ...

Why I'm Not Joining the Call to "Kill the Bill"

Wendell Potter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Instead of sending more "Kill the Bill" emails, we need to turn our attention now to leaders in the House, insisting they stick to their guns and improve on what the Senate has passed.

Jason Linkins

For The House GOP, There's A Lot To Like About The House Health Bill | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the clarion calls of the anti-health-care-reform set has been "Read The Bill!" -- the idea being that reform proponents were either trying to p...

22 Republicans, 20 Democrats Used Lobbying Firm's Statements In House Health Care Speeches

New York Times | ROBERT PEAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Statements by more than a dozen lawmakers were ghostwritten, in whole or in part, by Washington lobbyists working for Genentech, one of the world's la...

Protecting a Woman's Right to Choose

Rep. Diana DeGette | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Rep. Diana DeGette

Our message is clear: we will not support any final bill that restricts women's access to reproductive health services beyond current law.

Health Care Reform: Historic Legislation

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

Members of Congress are rarely presented with an opportunity to support the passage of truly historic legislation. Today was such a day, and H.R. 3692, Affordable Health Care for America Act, such an opportunity.

Jason Linkins

DNC Urges D.C. Residents To Ask For The Vote Of Their Non-Voting Congresswoman | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Far be it for me to criticize the campaign arm of the White House/DNC, Organizing For America, seeing as they have successfully gotten one more presid...

What's Next for Health Reform?

Linda Bergthold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

As you chat with friends and family over the holiday, do you know what is in these bills and what might emerge in the final version?

Jason Linkins

John Boehner Whines About Having To Read Health Care Bill (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Just who the hell obligated Boehner and his colleagues to read laws, anyway? Some group of "voters" in a "congressional district" or something? It's crazy.

Big Pharma Raises Prices 10% Even As It Promises To Cut Nation's Drug Costs

New York Times | DUFF WILSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Even as drug makers promise to support Washington's health care overhaul by shaving $8 billion a year off the nation's drug costs after the legislatio...

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?

Jason Linkins

House Health Care Bill Actually About As Long As Popular Book For Small Children | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The GOP has been making great hay out of the length and size and weight and page count of the House Health Care Reform bill. Apparently intimidated b...

Ryan Grim

Health Care PASSES: The Scene In The House When It Happened | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CORRECTION: From my vantage point in the press gallery, it looked as if Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) was leaning on Cao to oppose the bill. But according...

Ryan Grim

Compromise Reached On Health Care Bill: Anti-Abortion Amendment To Be Given Floor Vote | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As the House of Representatives inches toward a final vote on comprehensive health care reform this weekend -- the most dramatic domestic policy debat...

The Public Option in Congress Is Now a Sham. Who Cares If Lieberman Kills It?

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

With or without a fraudulent public option, millions of Americans who will be required to buy insurance or pay a fine will see their premiums skyrocket.

Jeff Muskus

House Leadership Commits To Health Care Bill In October, But Not Specifics | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The combined House health care reform bill is coming in October, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said Tuesday, but there are no hard deadlines for...