The Democrats built their majority on gains made in conservative-leaning areas. Now, those lawmakers are getting cold feet about the cost of the plan.
A bipartisan group of senators met Tuesday to hash out details. The same panel helped President Bush to his first major legislative victory.
Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and budget chief Peter Orszag vow that the effort won't break the budget, but more work lies ahead.
The Senate health committee approved a healthcare bill and the House introduced a more ambitious one. How will they be reconciled?
He has not insisted that an overhaul include a public insurance option... or else. But on Tuesday he reiterated his preference for that approach.
Latest effort to lower the federal price tag taps companies that don't offer health insurance to employees. They would pay an annual fee.
Even Democratic senators are still far apart on what a 'public option' would look like.
About $50 billion in backlog repairs is needed for rail transit systems, but just $5.6 billion was spent in 2006, according to one report.
Dire pronouncements aside, the process is just getting started, with legislation at a formative stage and Obama yet to offer his plan.
Estimates that a government-run plan could cost $1.6 trillion mean it won't pass Congress, said Sen. Lindsey Graham Sunday.