With the Obama administration signaling a new openness to dropping a public insurance option from any health care overhaul, the focus now turns toward the efficacy of the cooperative insurance model. Continue reading
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that Democrats are not giving up too much in the push to pass a bipartisan health reform plan.
In other news, health care reform legislation advanced in the House, but stalled in the Senate, and a spending bill that removed funding for F-22 fighter jets was approved. Continue reading
With Congress showing some progress Wednesday in the health care reform debate, journalists discuss the political hurdles that must be cleared to reach a final deal.
As House Democrats try to round up votes for a health reform plan and a bipartisan group works on a Senate compromise, two bloggers size up the prospects for a public health insurance plan.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday that the Senate will not vote on a health care reform bill before its August recess. In a town hall meeting meeting, President Obama said that the delay was “OK,” as long as Congress is working to pass a bill by the fall. Continue reading