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?
03/22/2010 07:24 pm
Some seniors may lose Medicare benefits they now enjoy. Many others will gain from an enhancement of Medicare’s prescription-drug program.
03/22/2010 07:06 pm
The new health care bill takes from the rich. But a decade from now, it trims some of the subsidies to the near-poor.
03/22/2010 05:26 pm
Think this weekend's vote on the new health care bill was tough? Congress's 2020 decisions will be tougher.
03/22/2010 04:25 pm
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had the formidable task of persuading 216 Democrats to vote for a Senate health care bill that many did not like. This is how she succeeded – and failed.
03/22/2010 03:01 pm
Democrats have now cemented the idea of expanded health care insurance coverage in US politics. The GOP erred on that point. But both parties must now get medical-cost containment done right.
03/22/2010 01:53 pm
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.'
03/22/2010 02:11 am
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.
03/21/2010 08:59 am
Steny Hoyer sounded upbeat this afternoon when discussing the health care bill. "Clearly, we believe we have the votes," Hoyer said.
03/21/2010 12:52 am