Getting healthcare reform done – the biggest legislative challenge in decades – depends on how well Obama and his team can win over key members of Congress.
Backers of the public option will draw hope from the vote, which was closer than expected. But tough healthcare negotiations lie ahead.
Women are more vulnerable to a healthcare system with soaring costs and with restrictions that hurt them specifically.
Finance Committee cuts 61 amendments, leaving just 503 to go. Among the major issues remaining: a public option.
GOP's Josh Penry is hailed as an up-and-comer who can help buoy a down-and-out party, at least in the Rocky Mountain West.
With Obama tied up at the UN, Vice President Biden is out front on health reform. On Wednesday, he reassured seniors in suburban Maryland about their Medicare coverage.
Congress should adopt a national version of the self-insurance now practiced by many large employers.
Republicans say it's too costly. Liberal Democrats complain that it doesn't do enough for the uninsured. But unlike House plans, it wouldn't add to the deficit.