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Senate Health Bill

FDA Would Boost Food Inspections Under New Senate Bill

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration would have to step up inspections of food plants under legislation the Senate is expected to pass ...

Health Overhaul Likely To Strain Doctor Shortage

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — Better beat the crowd and find a doctor. Primary care physicians already are in short supply in parts of the country, and the land...

Could Senate GOP Plans To Block Reconciliation Backfire?

AOL News | Russell Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As the House moves toward passing sweeping health care reform, the threats from Senate Republicans keep coming. The latest is a promise to force a bat...

Sam Stein and Ryan Grim

Nancy Pelosi Will Not Include Public Option In Final Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein and Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said on Thursday that she would not include a public option in a health care reconciliation package that the House wil...

One Woman's Health Insurance Nightmare

Politics Daily | Janet W. Battaile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Late last year, I learned two things at about the same time: My cancer was coming back, and I had gotten a new insurance plan. Since then, I've learne...

Obama To Offer Health Bill to Ease Impasse as Bipartisan Meeting Approaches

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

WASHINGTON -- President Obama will put forward comprehensive health care legislation intended to bridge differences between Senate and House Democrats...

Steve King Doesn't Know Number Of Uninsured In His District: "My District Wants Freedom" (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) was pressed earlier this week on whether he knew how many constituents in his district were uninsured. The conservative congr...

Ryan Grim

Outline Of Senate Health Bill Agreement Emerging

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Democrats emerged from a caucus-wide meeting Wednesday evening tight-lipped about the elements of the "broad agreement" that has been reached o...

Ryan Grim

Read The Abortion Compromise In Harry Reid's Senate Health Care Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The health care reform package unveiled by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) Wednesday night bars the use of federal funds for abortion servi...

Bill Clinton To Speak To Democratic Senators About Health Bill

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Former President Bill Clinton urged Senate Democrats on Tuesday to pass health care legislation by year's end, pointedly telling sk...

Jeff Muskus

Snowe Warns Reid On Public Option

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine), the most likely Republican vote for the Democratic health care bill, told reporters Thursday that she would not vote to ...

Ryan Grim

Lieberman Wins: Medicare Compromise On Chopping Block

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Joe Lieberman has forced his will on the Senate Democratic caucus and the nation as a whole. After the party reached a compromise last week to effecti...

Harry Reid: 'I'm Not Using Reconciliation'

Politico | Carrie Budoff Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said the first key test vote on his $848 billion health care bill will be taken Saturday, but he declined to say whe...

Hundreds Attend Vigil Outside Lieberman's Home Over Health Care

The Stamford Advocate | Devon Lash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Quietly holding candles, hundreds of clergymen, congregants and reform advocates lined the sidewalks outside Independent U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman's Sta...

Health Care Provision Would Cover Christian Science Prayer Treatments

The Los Angeles Times | Tom Hamburger and Kim Geiger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Reporting from Washington - Backed by some of the most powerful members of the Senate, a little-noticed provision in the healthcare overhaul bill woul...

The Health Bill, The Price of Everything, and What to Do Next

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The new bill has more breaks for business, but harsher punishment for the uninsured, it eliminates the public option, it pays doctors less -- and it costs the Federal government $23 billion more.

Senate Votes To Cut Medicare Home Health Care Spending

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Casting health care overhaul as a legacy for the American people and failure as politically unthinkable, President Barack Obama on ...

Joe -- We Know Where You Live.

Suzanne Langlois | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Suzanne Langlois

Senator Joseph Lieberman is the rarest of creatures, a political Chimera. He calls himself an Independent, caucuses with the Democrats and is at his core a staunch conservative.

Ben Nelson Wants Anti-Abortion Measures In Senate Health Bill

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Abortion opponents in the Senate want tough restrictions in the health care overhaul bill, similar to the limits passed by the Hous...

Senate Health Bill Opposed By Unions, Full-Page Paper Ad Planned

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — About 30 unions will run a full-page ad in newspapers Wednesday announcing their opposition to the Senate Finance Committee's healt...

Blowback: New Evidence The Health Tax Is Unfair, Unwise ... and Could Be Political Suicide

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The silver lining, according to many economists who support the Cadillac insurance tax, is that employers will then take the money they're not spending on health care and give it to their workers as wages. That's probably wrong.

Republicans Promise "Holy War" To Delay Health Care Bill

latimes.com | Noam N. Levey and Janet Hook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Wednesday unveiled his long-awaited plan for expanding medical coverage to millions more Americans over ...

No Men: The Most Ornery, Obstructionist Senators

The Daily Beast | Benjamin Sarlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When Sen. Joe Lieberman issued fresh threats to filibuster any health-care reform proposal including a public option, he did more than just blunt the ...

White House Feels Vindicated By Health Care Reform Strategy

New York Times | Robert Pear and Sheryl Gay Stolberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After months of plodding work by five Congressional committees and weeks of back-room bargaining by Democratic leaders, President Obama's arms-length ...

Getting Real: Ten Myths Behind Progressive Support for the Senate Health Bill

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Some of the current bill's provisions are going to hurt the Democrats and will probably cost them seats unless they're removed. How can a smaller group of Democrats do what a bigger group could not?