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House cuts health care bill cost

House leaders have cut the cost of their health-care overhaul to around $871 billion over the next decade, Democratic sources said Tuesday night, and were working to line up votes…

Chris Dodd targets bank fees

Bank overdraft fees would be sharply curtailed under a bill introduced in the U.S. Senate on Monday, adding to a raft of regulatory challenges for banks. The legislation offered by Senate…

Fight looms over public option

A key Democrat voiced confidence on Sunday that Senate leaders will include a government-run insurance plan in the healthcare bill they bring to the full U.S. Senate for consideration --…

Suddenly, Roland Burris is relevant

For Democrats determined to get a health care bill, Sen. Roland Burris is like the house guest who couldn't be refused, won't soon be leaving and poses a plausible threat…

Senators pledge ‘no failure’ on health care reform

Top Senators working with the White House to merge rival health care bills reported no breakthroughs after a first day of talks but promised that "failure is not an option." The…

Health care reform clears Senate hurdle

Historic legislation to expand U.S. health care and control costs won its first Republican supporter Tuesday and cleared a key Senate hurdle, a double-barreled triumph that propelled President Barack Obama's…

Congress divided over how to tax health care

A proposed tax on high-cost, or “Cadillac,” health insurance plans has touched off a fierce clash between the Senate and the House as they wrestle over how to pay for…

Left pissed at Dems over Charlie Rangel

Some of the progressives who helped put Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid in power are demanding that they come down hard on House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles Rangel…

Health care reform headed for vote

President Barack Obama's plan to remake the nation's health care system is about to take its biggest step yet toward becoming reality. The pivotal Senate Finance Committee was poised to approve…

Democrats scramble for damage control

Insurance companies aren't playing nice any more. Their dire message that health care legislation will drive up premiums for people who already have coverage comes as a warning shot at…