The House voted Thursday to continue the estate tax – an attempt to foil the Bush-era cuts that would have led to the expiration of the estate tax in 2010. But complications remain.
House and Senate bills on healthcare reform include most cost-cutting ideas that have surfaced in recent years, asserts Obama's budget director.
Two moderate Senate Democrats are signaling that they will not support the stringent anti-abortion measures that made it into the House healthcare reform bill as the so-called Stupak amendment.
In the Senate, passage of healthcare reform legislation will be even harder than in the House. Here are five issues that could delay or, perhaps, torpedo healthcare reform.
President Obama struck agreements with insurers, doctors, drug companies, and hospitals to keep them from turning against healthcare reform. What are they?
Majority leader Harry Reid said Monday that the Senate healthcare bill will include a public option that states can decline. But it is not clear how he can get the needed votes.
Reports suggest that President Obama is embarking on a strategy of undermining some of the most influential conservative voices in Washington, including Fox News and the Chamber of Commerce.
Thirteen Senate Democrats joined Republicans in rejecting a $245 billion 'doc fix’ to prevent cuts in payments to Medicare doctors. Majority leader Harry Reid said the Senate will address the issue again after health reform.
The issue of controlling healthcare costs is so contentious that Congress may opt for a bill that punts much of the task to an independent commission.
Lawmakers are looking for savings in Medicare. But Congress has shown little heart for that, especially given the powerful seniors lobby.