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Congress Approves Final Healthcare Bill Changes

The U.S. Congress approved a package of final changes to President Barack Obama’s landmark healthcare overhaul Thursday, and Obama dared Republicans to try to repeal the new law. The House put the finishing touches on the overhaul by passing a …

House Approves Healthcare Bill with Fixes; Senate Vote Next

The House of Representatives gave final approval to a sweeping healthcare overhaul Sunday, expanding insurance coverage to nearly all Americans and handing President Barack Obama a landmark victory. On a late-night 219-212 vote, House Democrats approved the most dramatic health …

House to Vote on Repeal of Health Insurers’ Antitrust Exemption

The U.S. House of Representatives will vote next week on repealing the antitrust exemption for health insurers, but Democrats remained uncertain Tuesday on how to proceed on a broader healthcare overhaul. Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid and House Speaker Nancy …

House, Senate Democrats Struggle to Find Healthcare Compromise

Democrats in the House struggled Tuesday to find common ground with the Senate on how to pay for a healthcare reform bill, with the differences over taxes emerging as the biggest stumbling block to a quick deal. Returning to work …

Health Bill Passes Key Senate Vote

A broad healthcare overhaul passed its first crucial test in the Senate Monday, with 60 Democrats voting to put President Barack Obama’s top legislative priority on a path to passage by Christmas. In a middle-of-the-night vote in a snowbound U.S. …

Medicare Expansion May Not Survive in Senate Healthcare Bill

U.S. Senate Democrats struggled Monday to agree on a broad healthcare overhaul and said a compromise plan to allow an expansion of the Medicare health program for the elderly would likely be dropped. After a meeting to find a way …

Close House Vote on Healthcare Expected Tomorrow

Urged on by President Barack Obama, Democratic leaders in the House hustled Thursday to round up support for a sweeping healthcare overhaul headed to a close floor vote Saturday. The House drive for healthcare reform, Obama’s top domestic priority, was …

House Healthcare Overhaul Unveiled

Democrats in the House unveiled a sweeping healthcare overhaul Thursday that would transform the insurance market, create a government-run insurance plan and levy new taxes on the rich. Weeks of closed-door negotiations to merge three House healthcare plans produced a …

House Healthcare Bill Has Public Option, Individual Mandate, Surtax

Democrats in the House finished work Wednesday on a healthcare bill that includes a government-run insurance plan, requires individuals to buy health coverage and imposes a surtax on the wealthy to help pay for it. The measure, the product of …

U.S. Senate Healthcare Bill to Include Public Option with State Opt-Out

Democratic leader Harry Reid said Monday the U.S. Senate’s healthcare overhaul will include a government-run insurance plan that lets states opt out, handing liberals an early victory on the bill’s most contentious issue. After days of closed-door talks, Reid said …