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Prospects for GOP support of Senate health care bill are dwindling

As Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid works to unite his 60-member Democratic caucus in support for health-care reform, his prospects for Republican converts appear to be dwindling.

By Web Politics Editor  |  December 15, 2009; 3:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (78)
Categories:  Health Reform  
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Report: in Senate plan, insufficient funding for those with preexisting conditions

If you have a preexisting medical condition, you could still have insurance problems under the health-care reform proposals taking shape in Congress. A new report says a federal program intended to subsidize your coverage until 2014, when companies could no longer charge higher premiums because of health status, is inadequately funded.

By David S. Hilzenrath  |  December 13, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
Categories:  Health Reform , Senate  
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Pelosi plays down differences with Senate in health-care debate

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a champion of the public insurance option, pointedly declined Thursday to criticize a pending Senate agreement to drop the idea as Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (Nev.) seeks to unite divided Democrats in his chamber behind health-care reform.

By Shailagh Murray  |  December 10, 2009; 6:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
Categories:  Health Reform , House  
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Senate rejects Nelson amendment on abortion

The Senate narrowly rejected an amendment that would have restricted abortion coverage in the pending health-care bill, leaving in question whether Majority Leader Harry Reid (Nev.) has the 60 votes needed to move the bill toward final passage.

By Web Politics Editor  |  December 8, 2009; 5:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (351)
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Progress on public-option alternatives, but abortion amendment expected to fail

Senate Democratic negotiators said they had made significant progress in identifying alternative coverage options to replace a government insurance plan that liberals have fought to retain as part of health-care reform, but moderates have refused to support.

By Web Politics Editor  |  December 8, 2009; 2:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (36)
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Reid faces criticism after comparing health-care reform opponents to civil rights opponents

Senior Republicans lit into Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) Monday after he likened GOP opponents of proposed health-care legislation to those who opposed abolishing slavery, fought against a woman's right to vote and blocked civil rights laws 50 years ago.

By Web Politics Editor  |  December 7, 2009; 6:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
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Senate votes to keep Medicare cuts, Web Politics Editor , December 3, 2009
Senate health-care debate stalls in dispute over amendments, Web Politics Editor , December 2, 2009
Anti-health reform group spends $1 million on ads, Ben Pershing , December 2, 2009
Landrieu to vote yes on key health-care test, Paul Kane , November 21, 2009
Abortion-rights backers join health-care ad fray, Ben Pershing , November 16, 2009
Reid Looking at Medicare Tax Hike on Well-to-Do Couples, Lori Montgomery , November 12, 2009
New campaign targets Democrats for health vote, Ben Pershing , November 11, 2009
AARP endorses House health-care bill, Lori Montgomery , November 5, 2009
House releases final bill--vote possible by weekend, By Lori Montgomery , November 4, 2009
Senate health-care debate still weeks away, Washington Post Editor , November 2, 2009
"Doc fix" remains broken, Web Politics Editor , October 21, 2009
Ad Hits Reid at Home on Public Option, Ben Pershing , October 19, 2009
CBO Estimates House Health Bill at $905B or Less, Lori Montgomery , October 16, 2009
Snowe Stays in the Spotlight, Washington Post editors , October 14, 2009
Snowe Says She'll Vote 'Yes' on Finance Committee Health Bill, Washington Post editors , October 13, 2009
Senate Finance 'Hyper-Taskers' Head Toward the Finish Line, Washington Post editors , October 12, 2009
Swing Senators Chew Over CBO Report , Washington Post editors , October 8, 2009
Democratic Governors Weigh In...for Republicans, Web Politics Editor , October 7, 2009
Swing Senators Wait on the CBO, Cast Doubts on Carper Plan, Washington Post editors , October 7, 2009
Pressure Mounts on Snowe, Rockefeller and Wyden , Sarah Lovenheim , October 6, 2009
Civil-Rights Groups Launch Health-Care Ad Blitz, Ben Pershing , October 5, 2009
War of Words Continues Over Grayson, Ben Pershing , October 1, 2009
GOP Preparing Resolution Against Grayson, Ben Pershing , September 30, 2009
House Hearing to Focus on Insurers' Denial of Treatment, David S. Hilzenrath , September 16, 2009
House Begins Debate Over Whether to Rebuke Wilson, Ben Pershing , September 15, 2009
Senators Pay Tribute to Kennedy, Ben Pershing , September 10, 2009
Blue Dog Ross Comes Out Against Public Option, Web Politics Editor , September 8, 2009
DNC Flings Medicare Charge Back at GOP, Ben Pershing , September 8, 2009
Town Hall Talk: Hoyer's Message in Maryland, Washington Post editors , September 2, 2009
Pro-Reform Coalition Launches 2nd Ad, Ben Pershing , September 1, 2009
Town Hall Talk: 'Not the New Hampshire Way', Washington Post editors , August 31, 2009
Town Hall Talk: Lawmakers Invoke Kennedy, Washington Post editors , August 27, 2009
Town Hall Talk: McCain Challenges Obama, Again, Washington Post editors , August 25, 2009
Town Hall Talk: All's Quiet on the Western Front?, Washington Post editors , August 25, 2009
Town Hall Talk: Protesters Sidelined at DeMint Meeting, Washington Post editors , August 20, 2009
Frank Blasts Nazi Comparisons From LaRouche Backers, Garance Franke-Ruta and Sarah Lovenheim , August 19, 2009
Town Hall Talk: Peaceful Protests in the Palmetto State, Washington Post editors , August 18, 2009
Specter: Protesters Don't Represent America, washingtonpost.com editors , August 16, 2009
Conrad Sees Little Chance for Public Option , Post Editor , August 16, 2009
Grassley and Grandma, Washington Post Editor , August 12, 2009
Polite Debate at Grassley's Iowa Town Halls, Kendra Nichols , August 12, 2009
Town Hall Talk: Disruption in Mo., Pa., washingtonpost.com editors , August 12, 2009
Town Hall Talk: The Health-Care Reform Debate, washingtonpost.com editors , August 10, 2009
Town Hall Talk: The Latest Banter on Health Care, Washington Post editors , August 7, 2009
Town Hall Talk: The Latest Banter on Health Care, Washington Post editors , August 6, 2009
Pelosi Defends Agreement with Blue Dogs, Web Politics Editor , July 30, 2009
House Leaders End Night's Negotiations Without Deal, washingtonpost.com Editor , July 28, 2009
GOP: Democrats Censoring Mail on Health Care , Ben Pershing , July 24, 2009
Waxman Hospitalized for 'Routine Testing', Ben Pershing , July 1, 2009
House GOP Outlines Health Care Plan, Ben Pershing , June 17, 2009
 
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