Though the House has repealed health-care reform, it won't be repealed by the Senate, meaning the effort is virtually dead. But House Republicans can still try to dismantle the law by other means.
01/19/2011 09:08 pm
Forcing young people to buy expensive health insurance (and subsidize the old and sick) isn't good for the Democrats, and it isn't good for young people.
01/19/2011 01:48 pm
Increasing the debt limit guarantees that the US will pay the debt it has – it doesn't stop the government from going deeper into debt. That requires unpopular policy changes.
01/17/2011 03:05 pm
People are working longer – out of necessity and choice – as the world undergoes one of the biggest demographic shifts in history.
01/16/2011 01:27 pm
Medicare home health charge could force seniors to pay $150 for a series of home visits, if Congress accepts a panel's recommendation.
01/14/2011 01:59 pm
Obama has faced little congressional oversight so far, but with House GOP probing into policies ranging from illegal immigration to health care, the president's oversight holiday may be over.
01/13/2011 12:44 pm
Unlike a politician, Thomas Donohue -- CEO of the US Chamber of Commerce -- doesn't have to worry about the next election. He can provide cover to politicians who might get scared off by tough decisions on the economy and spending.
01/11/2011 02:34 pm
House rules now require that new spending be matched by new spending cuts. What will this actually mean? Not as much as you might think.
01/11/2011 02:15 pm
When the health care law was enacted, the CBO said it would save $145 billion. Now, the CBO says it will cost $230 billion to repeal. Why?
01/10/2011 11:05 am
Health care reform, which the new Republican House leadership is pushing to repeal, includes cuts to government Medicare payments and increased taxes and fees.
01/07/2011 03:24 pm