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Pass Rate Review Legislation to Keep Health Insurance Premiums Down

Sen. Dianne Feinstein | Posted 12.06.2011 | Politics
Sen. Dianne Feinstein

As steps are being taken under the health reform law to stabilize insurance rates, lower costs and coordinate care, a recent survey shows that health insurance premiums continue to rise.

Poll: Key States Greatly Prefer Public Option Over Senate Health Care Plan

Plum Line | Greg Sargent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Okay, this should really give a boost to those arguing that Dems should pass the public option via reconciliation -- for the specific reason that it w...

Ryan Grim

Senate Dems Pass Health Care Reconciliation Package | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE 3/25 9:47 PM It wasn't easy and it wasn't pretty, but the congressional debate over comprehensive health care reform ended Thursday night with ...

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...

Is Reconciliation Undemocratic?

D. Brad Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
D. Brad Wright

There's been some talk "out there" that reconciliation is an undemocratic process, because it doesn't go through the regular legislative channels. That's just wrong.

Health Care: The Final Week (Live Twitter News, Analysis)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Below a list of analysts, activists, and policy wonks focusing on the final days of the health care debate. ...

Health Care Deadline In TWO WEEKS: Dems Want Bill Finished By March 18

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The deadline for accomplishing health care reform, which for months has been a moving target, has moved yet again. This time to March 18, before Presi...

Maddow Slams Orrin Hatch For Lying, Washington Post For Printing It (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Rachel Maddow took aim at Sen. Orrin Hatch Tuesday for lying about health care reform and reconciliation in an op-ed written by the senator and publis...

Health Care Memo Outlines Possible Democratic Timeline For Easter Recess

The New Republic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Inside Health Policy's Julian Pecquet and Amy Lotven report on a Democratic memo sketching out a timeline for passage of health care reform. The gist ...

Ryan Grim

Emanuel, Pelosi Meet In Capitol To Chart Health Care Course | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rahm Emanuel ventured to the Capitol Friday evening to hash out health care strategy with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), a White House aide co...

Health Care Reform: To Reconcile Or Not To Reconcile?

NPR | Julie Rovner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

To reconcile or not to reconcile -- when it comes to a health overhaul bill, that seems to be the biggest argument of the moment. At issue is a proce...

Dylan Ratigan Calls Out Joe Wilson For Calling US Health Care System "Best" In The World (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) believes that the U.S. has the best health care system in the world. The congressman made the pronouncement during an appea...

Sam Stein Breaks Down The Numbers On Growing Support For Public Option, Reconciliation (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Huffington Post's Sam Stein appeared on "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" Thursday to talk about the growing support for a public option and the use of...

Jason Linkins

Klein: Senate Health Care Bill Already Contains What The GOP Wants | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Habitual readers know that I'm fond of pointing out this article by Igor Volsky, which thoroughly documents the way the substantive concerns of the Ho...

Reconsider. Think Again. Do More.

Evan Handler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Evan Handler

Should Anthem Blue Cross succeed in raising subscription rates, your insurance company is going to quickly do exactly the same thing.

What Happened to Health Care Reform?

Dr. Jon LaPook | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jon LaPook

Why aren't Americans in the streets, demanding reform of a health care system that is providing inadequate care for millions, wildly inefficient, and gradually bankrupting our country?

Nancy Pelosi Says She Has The Votes To Pass Health Care

National Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Offering Democrats a potential means to revive their top domestic priority, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi flatly predicted Wednesday afternoon that she c...

Health Care Reform is Dead -- Long Live Health Care Reform!

Sheri and Allan Rivlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sheri and Allan Rivlin

There is no way to save health care reform until everyone realizes there is no way to save health care reform. Then it's easy. Or more accurately, as...

Daschle: Democrats Should Show 'Political Courage' And Pass Senate Health Care Bill

The Hill | Walter Alarkon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Democrats should "do the right thing" and approve the Senate's healthcare bill, former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) said Monday. ...

Pass the Senate Bill, Please

Paul Begala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Begala

Several months ago, I advised my fellow progressive Democrats to support health care reform even if it fails to include some of their cherished goals. Now I'm begging.

Passing Health Care with a Majority in the Senate Isn't "Jamming" It Through -- It's Democracy

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Scott Brown was not elected to be the 51st Republican in the Senate. He was elected to be the 41st Republican. That should not entitle Republicans to block every significant piece of legislation -- to block fundamental change.

Anh Cao Likely To Oppose Health Care Bill After First Supporting It

Wall Street Journal | Jonathan Weisman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If Democrat Martha Coakley loses today's special Senate election in Massachusetts, some White House and Senate aides have determined that getting the ...

Dems Inadvertently Suggest a Coakley Loss Would Strengthen Progressives on Health Care

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen is now saying that if Democrats lose the Massachusetts Senate election tomorrow, the party will consider using reconciliation to pass the health care bill.

Dems Look At Bypassing Senate Health Care Vote

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BOSTON — A panicky White House and Democratic allies scrambled Sunday for a plan to salvage their hard-fought health care package in case a Repu...

Steele On Health Care: 'They Are Right. We Do Want To Delay'

Hotline | Reid Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

RNC chair Michael Steele said in a memo released Thursday that GOPers should do everything they can to stop health care, arguing that position is in l...