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.
Until recently, Steve Silberberg, a self-employed software contractor and backpacking guide, was paying about $3,000 per year for his health insurance and getting in return a bare-bones plan with a $10,000 deductible. Continue reading
Democratic leaders in Congress clashed Thursday with Congressional Budget Office director Doug Elmendorf over his statement that the legislation coming out of the House and Senate this week would significantly raise federal spending on health care. Continue reading
House leaders on Tuesday unveiled a draft of a sweeping health care reform bill that require Americans to buy affordable insurance, raise taxes on the wealthy to pay for reform and require employers to provide insurance or pay a penalty. Continue reading
Three major hospital associations have cut a deal with the Senate Finance Committee and the Obama administration to contribute about $155 billion over 10 years to the cost of health care reform, Vice President Biden announced Wednesday. Continue reading
President Barack Obama sought to rally public support for his health care agenda Wednesday at a town hall meeting in Annandale, Va., where he emphasized his focus on passing reform legislation this year. Continue reading
As the health care reform debate heats up on Capitol Hill, health correspondent Betty Ann Bowser speaks with doctors about the pros and cons of a government-funded public plan and other possible changes to the current system. Continue reading
President Obama made his case for health care reform to doctors in a speech Monday at the American Medical Association’s annual meeting, telling physicians that the current system is unsustainable for families and businesses. Continue reading