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  • White House deal with drug firms draws flak

    An $80-billion deal with the drug industry that the White House thought would add momentum to its campaign for national healthcare reform has instead provoked a political tempest, frustrating and bewildering some of the president's most important allies....
  • Nitty-gritty on healthcare reform: Issues and key players

    Nitty-gritty on healthcare reform: Issues and key players
    As the Obama administration and Congress prepare to wrestle with the divisive issue of healthcare reform, here is a checklist of the issues and key players to watch in the forthcoming weeks. Obama has said he wants to sign a bill this year, which means...
  • Nitty-gritty on healthcare reform: Key players

    Nitty-gritty on healthcare reform: Key players
    Though Democrats control the House of Representatives, they have not united around any one proposal. They also face opposition from conservative Republicans on several key points: Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said there aren't enough votes to pass healthcare...
  • Without a 'public option,' what will keep insurance companies honest?

    Without a 'public option,' what will keep insurance companies honest?
    Today's topic: Providing health insurance for all and subsidizing premiums for the working poor would create a huge influx of business for insurers and providers. But analysts say that a significant percentage of the local markets in the U.S. are...
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  • Does the 'public option' have to imitate Medicare?

    Does the 'public option' have to imitate Medicare?
    Today's topic: What about a public plan that isn't modeled after Medicare? For example, how about co-ops or local plans such as L.A. Care? Give market forces room to breathe, and costs will decrease Point: Michael F. Cannon The dirty little secret,...
  • AIG Top 10

    The top 10 recipients of contributions from employees and PACs related to AIG over the past two decades. •Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn: $281,038 •Former President George W. Bush: $200,560 •Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y.: $111,875 &#...
  • 10 things you might not know about dirty politics

    10 things you might not know about dirty politics
    It's that season again, when the dead return to life. We're not talking about Halloween--we mean Election Day, when ghost voters haunt the land. Here are 10 examples of political dirty tricks: 1. When unscrupulous British political operatives show up...
  • Health care cost analysis gains ground

     
    By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar Medical researchers and politicians are tiptoeing into an area of health care that makes some Americans uncomfortable, even angry, and it has nothing to do with such hot-button issues as cloning and stem-cell research. This...
  • Senate healthcare: See 'ya in September

     
    by Mark Silva Maybe there is something, after all, to this business of setting deadlines in Washington. Drop one, and the next day the momentum's gone. The "default'' position in this town, according to the president, is "inertia'' and "inaction."......
  • Obama: Prime-time for healthcare reform

     
    by Mark Silva Nothing gets done in Washington, President Barack Obama says, unless someone sets a deadline. The "default'' position in Washington is inertia, the president suggested, during one of a series of network television interviews this week...