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Health Nov 03House Republicans to Offer Alternate Health Plan
House Republicans are planning to offer their own 230-page health care reform bill during the House floor debate as an alternative to Democratic leaders' plan.
Economy Nov 02Ford Posts Surprise Profit, Expects Profit in 2011
Ford Motor Co., the only U.S. automaker to avoid bankruptcy this year, posted a surprise $997 million profit in the third quarter and said it expects 2011 to be "solidly profitable." The report sent Ford's shares up 8.3 percent in…
Health Oct 30Public Option Makes a Comeback on Capitol Hill
Declared nearly dead this summer, the public option has made a comeback. Health correspondent Betty Ann Bowser discusses the week's health care reform news.
Economy Oct 30Stimulus Created, Saved 650,000 Jobs, White House Says
More than 650,000 jobs have been created or saved by the government's fiscal stimulus program, the White House said Friday.
Health Oct 27Public Opinion and the Public Option Debate
The public insurance option has gone for a roller-coaster ride over the past few months of debate over a health care overhaul.
Health Oct 07CBO Says Health Bill Would Cost $829 Billion
The Senate Finance Committee's health care reform plan would cost $829 billion over 10 years, but would meet President Barack Obama's goal of reducing the federal budget deficit by 2019, according to a cost estimate released Wednesday.
Health Oct 05Obama Pitches Health Reform to Doctors
President Obama made his latest pitch for health care reform Monday in a White House Rose Garden speech to 150 white-coat-wearing doctors from around the country.
Health Sep 29Senate Finance Committee Rejects Public Insurance Option
In the latest political showdown over health care, the Senate Finance Committee voted Tuesday to reject an amendment by Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., to add a public insurance option to the panel's health care reform bill.
Health Sep 14Baucus: Senate Health-care Bill Costs Less than $880 Billion
Sen. Max Baucus, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, said Monday that the committee is on track to unveil a formal health care reform proposal this week, possibly as early as Tuesday.
Health Sep 09Obama Says Time Is Now for Health Reform
President Barack Obama sought to call Congress and the American public to action Wednesday night, in a prime-time speech aimed at resetting the terms of the debate over health care reform.