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Taking the Hill

Sunday, June 7th, 2009

June 7, 2009 By MATT BAI   Sometime in the next few weeks, Congress and the White House will descend into the labyrinthine politics of comprehensive health care reform. For Barack Obama, this signals the end, in a sense, of the eventful prologue to his presidency. Impressive as they are, Obama’s legislative victories to this […]

Keeping Them Honest

Saturday, June 6th, 2009

June 5, 2009 Op-Ed Columnist By PAUL KRUGMAN   “I appreciate your efforts, and look forward to working with you so that the Congress can complete health care reform by October.” So declared President Obama in a letter this week to Senators Max Baucus and Edward Kennedy. The big health care push is officially on. […]

Sweeping Health Plan Is Drafted by Kennedy

Saturday, June 6th, 2009

June 6, 2009 By ROBERT PEAR   WASHINGTON — All Americans would have access to “essential health care benefits,” with no annual or lifetime limits, employers would have to contribute to the cost of coverage and the government would create a new public insurance program under sweeping legislation drafted by Senator Edward M. Kennedy and […]

Should Health Insurance Be Mandatory?

Saturday, June 6th, 2009

June 4, 2009, 7:43 pm By The Editors Updated, June 5, 11:40 a.m. | Karen Davenport, director of health policy at the Center for American Progress, offers a view on the politics of mandatory health coverage. Updated, June 5, 11:10 a.m. | Charles P. Mouton, chairman of the Department of Community and Family Medicine at […]

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