The equivalent of six health-care lobbyists for every member of Congress are registered for this year's biggest political battle.
There’s no reform bill to debate yet, but both sides know that shaping the debate early is crucial to victory.
The idea of a government-paid national healthcare system hasn’t gotten very far in the Washington debate.
Many doctors want to see caps on medical malpractice awards – something the president did not endorse in his healthcare speech on Monday.
Too much government involvement in private medical decisions, say some critics. Too scanty on the details, charges another.
By addressing the American Medical Association Monday, Obama is trying to woo a group that was central to defeating healthcare reform 16 years ago.
His idea of a public insurance plan to compete with private ones is meeting resistance. Will the alternative of health insurance 'cooperatives' suffice?
Healthcare providers tell the president they can trim rising costs by 1.5 percent a year simply by being more efficient.