On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed historic health-care reform legislation into law. A few days later, he signed a second bill containing "fixes" to the original bill.
For more than a year, healthcare was debated vigorously in Congress and across America. While the legislation is now law, some states are challenging its constitutionality.
This page contains many of the Monitor's stories on the health-care issue, debate, and legislation over the last few years, including Peter Grier's groundbreaking series "Healthcare Reform 101."
Two cases challenging the constitutionality of the health-care reform law arrive Tuesday for oral argument at the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va.
On Monday, President Obama offered to let states design their own health systems, as long as they meet the overall goals of the national health care reform plan.
The Republican leadership is planning only one day of debate on health care reform repeal, but some House GOP lawmakers insist that the vote is not just a symbol.
Some parts of health care reform are already phasing in. Here nine key provisions that take effect Jan. 1.
Legal challenges to health-care reform include a lawsuit filed on behalf of Liberty University in Virginia. On Tuesday, a federal judge dismissed that suit. Others remain outstanding.
Health-care reform is in the cross hairs of House Republicans, who are regaining control of the House. They vow to repeal or dismantle the legislation.
Among the new health care bill facts: The legislation will bring tax hikes, mainly on the highest-income Americans.
The Congressional Budget Office says the new health care bill will be deficit neutral. But economists aren't sure. What are the financial pros and cons of the bill?
The new healthcare bill expands the federal budget's commitment through 2019, then decreases it for the following decade.
President Obama is set to sign the health care reform bill into law this week. But what is in it? What does it mean to you? The Monitor explains the bill in plain English.
Hoping to better understand the challenges of health care reform in the United States? Here's a reading list.
It will affect families differently, depending on their incomes, home states, and job situations. In general, the health care reform bill expands coverage for kids, adolescents, and young adults.
The health care vote results came in late Sunday night, with the House passing the bill, 219 to 212. President Obama is set to sign the bill into law this week. After that, the Senate will take up 'fixes.'
Rep. Bark Stupak of Michigan, who led a group of anti-abortion Democrats opposed to the health care bill, has promised a 'yes' on health care vote. Passage tonight now looks certain. Then what?
Critics have alleged that the health care reform bill set to be voted on by the House Sunday is a job killer. What's the reality? It could affect some businesses heavily but many others not at all.
If the health care reform vote succeeds today, the $940 billion bill would be the biggest change to domestic policy in a generation. The rich and the health industry would pick up most of the tab.
If the health care bill passes, major reforms could take years to be enacted.
The health care reform bill calls for each state to set up an 'exchange,' or marketplace, where people not covered through their employers would shop for health insurance at competitive rates.
Most people will be required to buy health coverage under the healthcare bill now before the House. About 20 million American households will qualify for subsidized insurance, according to the Congressional Budget Office.
In an attempt to de-mystify the health care reform bill now before Congress, the Monitor takes a look at what is in it and how it might affect you. First, we look at the new requirement to buy health insurance.