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Supreme Court hearings in Affordable Care Act case to begin in March

The Supreme Court announced today that its hearings in the lawsuit challenging the new federal health care reform law will begin on March 26 and will last three days.

Employer-provided health insurance on the decline, report shows

By | 10.06.11 | 12:44 pm | More from The Iowa Independent

Fewer Americans have full-time, permanent jobs that offer employer-provided health insurance, a report from The Iowa Policy Project finds, largely due to a changing labor market.

Perry debuts ‘like a piñata’ at GOP debate, wins applause for execution record

By | 09.08.11 | 3:26 pm | More from The Colorado Independent

All eyes focused on Texas Gov. Rick Perry as he made his debate debut Wednesday evening at the fourth GOP showdown, this one hosted by Politico and NBC.

Senate Passes Health Reconciliation Bill

By | 03.25.10 | 2:38 pm

The count was 56 to 43 to tweak the large health reform bill signed by President Obama on Tuesday. Because the proposal was moving via the reconciliation process, the Democrats needed just a simple majority to pass the measure.

Minor changes to the reconciliation bill in the Senate More…

White House to Issue Executive Order on Abortion

By | 03.21.10 | 4:33 pm

The White House has announced that it will issue an executive order reiterating the 34-year old prohibition on the federal funding of abortion. The move was required to rally Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) and a handful of other anti-abortion Democrats behind the Senate-passed health reform bill that the More…

Bart Stupak to Support Health Reform Bill? (Update: Still No Deal) (Update II: Deal!)

By | 03.21.10 | 1:31 pm

So reports MSNBC, without adding any details. The anti-abortion Michigan Democrat has threatened to kill the bill over concerns that the Senate language would open doors to federal subsidies for abortion coverage. Stupak had been in talks with the White House over an executive order reiterating the federal More…

A Strange Call From Reid to Vote on the Public Option … Later

By | 03.19.10 | 3:43 pm

What began as one of the most controversial issues of the months-long health care debate continues to be so: The public option — a government-backed insurance plan designed to compete with private companies — wasn’t included as part of the Democrats’ reconciliation bill, sending some liberals More…

Obama Goes All In for Health Reform Passage

By | 03.03.10 | 3:18 pm

If anyone doubted the willingness of the White House to stick its neck out for health care reform this year, President Obama likely put those questions to rest this afternoon. Speaking at the White House to promote his newly tweaked reform proposal, the president rejected the Republicans’ “tinker around the More…

The Triage Team

By | 12.24.09 | 6:00 am

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This year’s health reform debate has consumed Congress more than any other issue in recent memory. And no figures held more influence in that debate than these ten individuals.

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Lieberman Says He’d Probably Vote for Health Reform Cloture

By | 10.16.09 | 3:57 pm

Even if he ultimately opposes health reform legislation, Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) says he would probably vote to bring the bill to the floor, reports The New Haven Register:

U.S. Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, I-Conn., whose vote could be crucial to breaking an expected GOP filibuster on health care