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Public Actually Supportive of Health Plan

How troubled are Americans by President Obama's proposed health-care overhaul? Less than you might think after reading Ceci Connolly and Jon Cohen's story in The Washington Post today. They write: A majority of Americans see government action as critical to...

By Dan Froomkin  |  June 24, 2009; 1:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Head-Knocking Time

There's a consensus emerging among liberal pundits about what needs to happen for President Obama to achieve genuine health care reform: He's got to get tough with the legislators who are standing in his way. Michael Tomasky writes in a...

By Dan Froomkin  |  June 22, 2009; 1:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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Health Care Watch

In a nearly hour-long speech to the American Medical Association yesterday, President Obama tried to persuade doctors that elements of his plan that some doctors think of as bitter medicine will, indeed, be good for them. Robert Pear and Jackie...

By Dan Froomkin  |  June 16, 2009; 12:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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The Health-Care Bargaining Chips

As the White House and Congress get to the horse-trading part of putting together a viable health-care plan, there will inevitably be some winners and some losers. For instance, when it comes to raising the money to pay for expanding...

By Dan Froomkin  |  June 15, 2009; 12:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Stumping for His Health Care Overhaul

President Obama today launches the outside-the-Beltway part of his campaign to overhaul the American health-care system. Philip Elliott writes for the Associated Press: Administration officials said the president's speech in Green Bay would contain no new policies, but would instead...

By Dan Froomkin  |  June 11, 2009; 10:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Obama Ready to Tax Benefits

Responding to demands that he further explain where the money would come from to pay for his dramatic health-care overhaul, President Obama is said to be on the brink of endorsing the limited taxation of employer-sponsored health benefits -- benefits...

By Dan Froomkin  |  June 10, 2009; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
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Older Entries in This Category »

Wooing the Blue Dogs, Dan Froomkin , June 9, 2009
Crunch Time for Health Care, Dan Froomkin , June 8, 2009
Obama's Big Health Care Test, Dan Froomkin , June 2, 2009
Obama Won't Take No for an Answer, Dan Froomkin , March 5, 2009
What's Next?, Dan Froomkin , January 30, 2009
 
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