Behind the scenes, the Senate is having the Congressional Budget Office estimate the cost of its healthcare reform bill. Leaders want to make sure it has the right policies and price to pass.
America's Health Insurance Plans, an insurer trade group, has released a study warning of sizable hikes for healthcare premiums. But outside experts have criticized the study's methodology.
The Senate Finance Committee passed its healthcare bill Tuesday along party lines – with the exception of Olympia Snowe's vote. But her comments suggest that the bill will be difficult to pass on the Senate floor.
The CBO says the Senate Finance bill will create a $81 billion surplus over 10 years. But critics say its fees, taxes, and mandates will hit Americans’ pocketbooks hard.
Senate Republicans are trying to count the cost of the healthcare bill’s fees and mandates on taxpayers, businesses, and states.
Obama launched a campaign on health reform Monday, but opposition is building on both sides of the aisle.
It doesn't rein in the government's runaway costs for Medicare and Medicaid,says the director of the Congressional Budget Office.
Even as the president urges Senate Democrats to move quickly, a Congressional Budget Office ruling lowers a hurdle that tripped up the Clinton-era reform effort.
Tax cuts for workers will show up by May or June – but will total only about $13 a week.
Some analysts say government spending is more reliable because consumers often pocket tax breaks.