Other large social programs like Medicare and Social Security passed with strong bipartisan majorities, but healthcare reform and its package of 'fixes' lacked a single Republican vote. Republican leaders call the process used to pass healthcare reform a 'game-changer.'
03/26/2010 12:06 pm
Reforms will be rolled out in five phases. We layout what happens when here.
03/25/2010 07:08 pm
Senate Democrats prevail, so far, in keeping the package of healthcare 'fixes' intact. But the House will need to vote on it again to address small adjustments in the part dealing with student loans.
03/25/2010 10:41 am
Among the new health care bill facts: The legislation will bring tax hikes, mainly on the highest-income Americans.
03/24/2010 02:52 pm
Republicans aim to raise amendments and procedural motions, followed by votes that could go on for days during reconciliation. Democrats vow to pass the healthcare fixes unchanged.
03/23/2010 09:41 pm
ThinkMarkets In new reform bill, government rations health care. Will it be fairer than insurance firms?
For new health care reform bill to work, government has to ration care. But will politicians (and special interests) do better than insurance firms (and greed)?
03/23/2010 01:36 pm
The summary of the tax impact of the health care reform bill is that many of the big taxes to fund the legislation kick in later. Will they ever be paid?
03/23/2010 10:17 am
03/22/2010 09:15 pm
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