President Obama urged Senate Democrats to push forward with health care reform and pass legislation before the year ends. The majority party remains divided over the proposals, disagreeing on key elements such as expanding Medicare and providing a public option. Continue reading
NewsHour health correspondent Betty Ann Bowser checked in on the week’s health care reform news, including Senate Democrats’ tentative compromise that would all but eliminate the public option and a new analysis from the Department of Health and Human Services … Continue reading
In Lincoln City, Ore., where the local economy remains heavily dependent on tourism, many jobs lack health insurance. And when jobs become scarce, even more find themselves struggling to find care. Continue reading
Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks talk to Jim Lehrer about the top stories of the week, including President Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech and the shape of the compromise in the Senate on a health care overhaul. Continue reading
It’s all we’ve heard about for months: the public option, a government-run health insurance plan. Liberals love the idea. They say it would offer cheap insurance for the uninsured because there would be low administrative costs. And, they reason, it … Continue reading
As the Senate floor debate on health care reform legislation continued into its fifth day, three moderate senators came together to offer an amendment they said would bolster cost controls in the bill. Maine Republican Susan Collins, Connecticut Independent Joe … Continue reading
Updated December 4, 2009, 11:35 am In its fourth* day of debate on a health care reform bill Thursday, the Senate cast the first of many votes on amendments to the legislation. Senators agreed to safeguard coverage of mammograms and … Continue reading
Christian Benefiel brings out an old bent steering wheel and proudly places it on the floor of the classroom studio. He rolls the lopsided wheel around on the concrete, and it does lazy circles, wobbling hard as it makes a full rotation.
Two years ago, when artist and fashion designer Megin Sherry returned from London after an internship at haute fashion house Alexander McQueen, her health care coverage on her parents’ plan had lapsed.
Ray Suarez sits down with medical experts to talk about possible changes to the U.S. health care system as Congress prepares to vote on a major overhaul. Continue reading