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Senate Health Committee

Health Insurers Could Bypass Some Key Reforms

Washington Post | David S. Hilzenrath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Legislators are designing this new insurance marketplace to protect consumers from many of the pitfalls and inequities in the current system. But even...

What Olympia Snowe's Support Could Mean

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

By supporting a moderate bill in committee, Snowe has made the GOP, or at least part of it, relevant again; succeeding where Michael Steele, John Boehner, Joe Wilson, Rush Limbaugh and others have failed.

GOP Health Care Road Show: McConnell, McCain

AP | MITCH WEISS and LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — An odd couple of Republican senators have hit the road, arguing for a go-slow approach to President Barack Obama's push to rev...

AARP's Bait and Switch on Health Care

Martha Burk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martha Burk

The health committee bill would require older folks to pay some multiple of the premiums charged to younger people for the same coverage, just because of their age.

Ryan Grim

Dodd: A Good Health Care Bill More Important Than A Bipartisan One | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee approved a historic overhaul of the health care system on a party-line vote Wednesday morning...

Senate Panel OKs Plan To Revamp Health Care System

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama achieved a milestone Wednesday when a Senate committee approved a plan to revamp the U.S. health care system...

Jeff Muskus

Senate Dems: Expect A Health Care Bill Next Week | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Democrats said yesterday that they hope to have a draft of a health care bill ready by the end of next week, the first step in what is bound to...

Sam Stein

EFCA Battle Begins: Senate Hearing Set For Tuesday | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Senate health committee is set to host the first hearings of the legislative session on the Employee Free Choice Act this Tuesday, a union officia...