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Unresolved disputes threaten health care reform

Just a few unsolved problems — and one final sales job — stand between House Democratic leaders and a landmark vote on President Barack Obama's promised remake of the nation's…

Yikes! House health care bill cost: $1.2 trillion!

The health care bill headed for a vote in the House this week costs $1.2 trillion or more over a decade, according to numerous Democratic officials and figures contained in…

Republicans offer ‘simpler, cheaper’ health plan

Republicans say the Democrats' proposal to overhaul health care is far too complicated, intrusive and expensive and are urging several steps they claim would bring down costs while not greatly…

Health care businesses face heavy cost for reform

The health care overhaul bill produced by House Democrats would impose an array of new taxes, fees and government mandates on major players in the health industry, including insurers, doctors…

‘Let’s kill grandma’ stays in health care reform bill

It's alive. The Medicare end-of-life planning provision that 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin said was tantamount to "death panels" for seniors is staying in the latest Democratic health…

Screwup reveals details of House ethics probe

Internal investigations into the conduct of several House members have been exposed in an extraordinary, Internet-era breach of security involving the secretive process by which Congress polices lawmaker ethics. Revelations of…

Can Pelosi deliver the goods on health care?

After months of contentious negotiating, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi prepared to unveil a retooled health care overhaul plan intended to bridge differences among Democrats and open a history-making floor debate…

Harry Reid needs a Plan B…any Plan B

Senate Majority Leader is probably feeling like a Christian Scientist with appendicitis. His deal on a public option for health care reform is falling apart, his party faithful are jumping off…

Can feuding Democrats get it together?

Democrats are still struggling to find a strategy that will let them push a health care overhaul through the Senate and fulfill President Barack Obama's goal of signing a bill…

Long term health insurance plan advances

House health care legislation expected within days is likely to include a new long-term care insurance program to help seniors and disabled people stay out of nursing homes, senior Democrats…