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.
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
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
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
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
With the days ticking down until President Obama’s target date for a deal on health care reform, the White House is pushing to convince the public and Congress that swift action is necessary. Continue reading