House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that Democrats are not giving up too much in the push to pass a bipartisan health reform plan.
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
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
Saying “now we’ve got to get over the finish line,” President Barack Obama renewed his call Friday to lawmakers to hammer out health care reform legislation. Betty Ann Bowser recaps the week’s developments, including new concerns on the plan’s costs. 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
As health care reform legislation moves forward, lawmakers are grappling with the thorny question of how to cover the costs of such an overhaul, including a possible new tax surcharge on the wealthy. Two analysts discuss the issue. 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
President Barack Obama reiterated his goal of signing health care legislation by October this week, but his plans are facing resistance from members of his own party in Congress. NewsHour Health Correspondent Betty Ann Bowser recaps the week’s news. Continue reading