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Health Reform Insider Goes to the Toast and Polls

President Obama signed the final piece of the health reform package today. So before we do anything else and get caught up in the next round of debate, here’s a toast to all those who have worked so hard over the past year to get us this far. And what goe

How sweet it is

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the most comprehensive health care bill since Medicare last night--a bill that provides health care coverage to 32 million more Americans, ends decades of unjust health insurance practices that discriminate against

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I don't watch the show 24, but here at the Hub, I'm getting the idea. Health care reform in real time. The clock running down on the House vote. And for this blogger, not a whole lot of commercial breaks. Here is a summary of the bill, with a little discu

Land Ho!

After a stormy voyage of more than a year, this Monday morning finds the good ship health reform within sight of a final vote. The tentative timetable has a CBO score out today or tomorrow, Rules Committee action on Wednesday and a vote before the end of

And now, the moment you've all been waiting for

For months, various parties have been calling on the President to clarify exactly what he was for and, following the loss of a 60-vote majority in the Senate, how he thought that could be accomplished. Starting with the run-up to the Feb. 25 summit, Presi

One year on

A year ago today, President Obama gathered Congressional leaders, providers, advocates and industry leaders at the White House to start the conversation about health care reform. “The status quo is the one option that is not on the table,” he said then. A

The Point: The Incredible, Uncoverable Leg

In this installment of The Point, Hub blogger Kate Petersen's mother tells about her attempts to get both legs covered by a single health plan. Easy, you say... I am a speech and language pathologist in a public school system in Arizona. My husband is a r

UPDATE: You put the right bill in, you get the right vote out

(Please see corrected link below) It’s not about the process With the summit behind us, the press has returned to obsessing about (and misconstruing) the process by which health reform might move forward. So a few important clarifications are in order. Fi

Insider Update: Summing up the Summit

After seven hours of debate, parties agree to disagree on whether they are close to agreement As expected, no new consensus emerged yesterday from the seven plus hours of debate between top Congressional Democrats and Republicans and the President about w
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