President Obama called Senate Democrats to the White House on Tuesday in an effort to ease the worries over a trio of spending measures being pushed by the administration. Gwen Ifill reports. 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.
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.
Blue Dog Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee have reached a deal with House Democratic leadership that will allow the committee to resume its stalled markup of a health care reform bill Wednesday. Continue reading
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.
A new study finds that obesity rates grew 37 percent from 1998 to 2008 and account for 10 percent of the nation’s health care spending. The author of the report speaks with Gwen Ifill about health concerns in the U.S. Continue reading
The U.S. House of Representatives could vote on a healthcare reform bill next week, Rep. John Larson, chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, said Friday. Continue reading
President Obama sought to rally support for a health care overhaul during a news conference Wednesday as Congress struggles for agreement on a reform plan. Following is full text of the president’s opening remarks. Continue reading