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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.
By Lea Winerman
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.
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.
Negotiations over health-care reform continued on Capitol Hill Tuesday, as President Barack Obama once again made his case for reform to the public, this time in a forum with the AARP.
A new study finds that obesity rates grew 37 percent from 1998 to 2008 and account for 10 percent of the nation's health care spending. The author of the report speaks with Gwen Ifill about health concerns in the U.S.
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.
By PBS NewsHour
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.
Republicans have come out swinging this week against President Obama's push for health care reform, with heated words from party leaders and a series of ads opposing the Democrats' plans.
President Barack Obama is renewing his focus on convincing voters and lawmakers of the need to pass health care reform legislation this year.
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.
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