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.
In the latest showdown over health care, the Senate Finance Committee voted Tuesday to reject a proposal to add a public insurance option to a reform bill. Betty Ann Bowser 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…
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.
As public opinion dips on health reform, President Barack Obama prepared for a crucial prime-time speech to Congress on the divisive issue.
By Lea Winerman
Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., chair of the Senate Finance Committee, is urging his Republican colleagues on the committee to sign off on a compromise health care reform bill after months of negotiations.
A key Republican Senate negotiator called Wednesday to scale back the scope of health care reform efforts.
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