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Senate Finance Committee Health Care Bill

Passing the Lincoln Amendment Gets at a Root of the Crisis

SAFER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In this letter to the Senate, a dozen prominent economists express their support of Section 716 of the Financial Reform Bill, which would Prohibit fed...

Baucus: All Senate Dems Will Support Health Bill

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — When it comes time to vote, every Democrat in the Senate – and perhaps more than one Republican – will support legislat...

Decision Day For Democrats: Poll Shows Path to Healthcare Reform

John Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Zogby

This is the fork in the road for the Senate's Democratic leaders: they must choose between the tort lawyers and a health care bill that could re-unite a country that has turned against the present bill.

Lessons From Letterman in Health Reform

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

If Obama doesn't weigh in forcefully and say "no" to the hush money arranged in January for Big Pharma, big insurance, and the AMA, America's middle class will get walloped. And so will he in 2012.

Daily Pulse: Has Baucus Pulled Snowe's Trigger?

Lindsay Beyerstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lindsay Beyerstein

To progressives, adopting the "wait and see" approach is like giving Bernie Madoff another five years to run his Ponzi scheme, just to make absolutely sure he's a crook.

The Baucus Plan: By Lobbyists, For Lobbyists

Jenna Staul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs expressed some annoyance yesterday that lobbyists were clued in to the health care plan proposed by Sen. Max Baucus...

New Split In Senate Finance Committee "Gang Of Six"

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Finance Committee negotiators are trying to bring down the cost of a broad health-care bill, but new splits are emerging on whether to reduce s...

Why the Gang of Six Is Deciding Health Care for Three Hundred Million of Us

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

We have a Democratic president. Democrats control sixty votes in the Senate, enough to overcome a filibuster. Democrats control the House. So why does the fate of health care rest in Grassley's hands?

Sen. Grassley Disqualifies Himself from Health Care Negotiations

Adam Lioz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam Lioz

How can someone act as a good-faith negotiator on a critical and complex issue while simultaneously spreading bald-faced lies about the content of the leading legislation on the topic?

Jeff Muskus

Rockefeller: Stalling Republicans Will Vote No On Health Care In The End | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Three Republicans dragging out health care negotiations in the Senate Finance Committee probably won't vote for the compromise bill anyway, a key comm...

Finance Committee Health Care Bill: Bad For Poor People

Sunlight Foundation. | Sunlight Foundation | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Senate Finance Committee's version of a health care bill hasn't been made public yet, but the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) has ...

Baucus Hopes For Backing Of "Desperate" White House On Health Care: The Hill

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Senate Finance Committee is aiming to do something that rarely works in Congress: pass high-profile legislation that is embraced by centrists but ...

Reid Defends Baucus, Promises Health Care Bill By Recess

Politico | ALEX ISENSTADT | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid vowed today that the Senate Finance Committee would wrap up its work on the health care reform bill before the end o...