Depending on which, if any, health care reform plan passes through Congress, Medicare faces cuts as high as $500 billion. But what would cuts entail? Gwen Ifill reports.
This week, the Senate Finance Committee took up its long-awaited health care reform bill. NewsHour health correspondent Betty Ann Bowser gives an update on the week's news from Capitol Hill.
As the Senate Finance Committee opens debate on the so-called Baucus plan for health care reform, the issue of affordability remains a key sticking point. After a recap of Tuesday's hearing on the bill, Susan Dentzer of the journal Health…
A key feature within health care proposals emerging from Congress and the White House is a mandate for all Americans to purchase insurance. But is a mandate a tax? Two experts discuss the topic with Gwen Ifill.
Columnists David Brooks and Ruth Marcus sort through the week's top stories, including the state of the health reform push, President Obama's media strategy and U.S. plans to revamp missile defense in Europe.
Sen. Max Baucus unveiled the long-awaited Senate Finance Committee version of health care reform Wednesday. The $856 billion plan trims more than $100 billion from the versions of health reform passed by other congressional committees this summer.
Sen. Max Baucus unveiled his committee's health care plan on Wednesday. Republicans complained the plan would cut Medicare, while Democrats opposed the exclusion of a public option. Betty Ann Bowser reports.
By Lea Winerman
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.
Following is the text of President Barack Obama's speech to a joint session of Congress Wednesday, as prepared for delivery, released by the White House and distributed to news organizations.
By Talea Miller
President Barack Obama will call Congress to a "season for action" on health care Wednesday night, urging lawmakers to set aside partisan gamesmanship in favor of drafting reform legislation, according to excerpts released by the White House.
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