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2 years 11 months ago

States suing over health care law collect funding

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal officials are awarding more money to help states carry out President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. The surprise? The list includes seven states suing to overturn the landmark law. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Tuesday that 13 states will split grants totaling...

4 years 6 months ago

Small business lobby joins challenge to health law

The National Federation of Independent Business is joining a federal lawsuit filed in Florida by 20 state attorneys general and governors against the health care overhaul. The nation's most influential small business lobby is joining a court challenge that argues that Americans cannot be required under the Constitution to...

4 years 10 months ago

Democrats to begin discussing smaller health bill

President Barack Obama and his Democratic allies are conceding that they may have to accept a less ambitious health overhaul. That's after a Republican won Tuesday's special Senate election in Massachusetts, ending the Democratic caucus' 60-vote majority. Officials say a more modest health care bill could focus on curbing insurance...

4 years 10 months ago

Obama may back some House health goals

Democratic officials say President Barack Obama has indicated support for a national clearinghouse to buy health coverage and an end to the decades-old antitrust exemption enjoyed by insurance companies. In signaling his preference, Obama is siding with House Democrats over their Senate counterparts on both issues crucial to negotiations on...

4 years 10 months ago

C-SPAN: Health care talks should be televised

The C-SPAN television network is calling on congressional leaders to open health care talks to cameras - something President Barack Obama promised as a candidate. Instead the most critical negotiations on Obama's health plan have taken place behind closed doors, as Republicans repeatedly point out. In a Dec. 30 letter...

4 years 10 months ago

Key security agencies lack permanent leaders

Two federal agencies charged with keeping potential terrorists off planes and out of the country remain without their top leaders. The Obama administration took more than eight months to nominate anyone to head the Transportation Security Administration and the Customs and Border Protection agency. Those two agencies will be at...

4 years 11 months ago

Lieberman resists Medicare buy-in plan

Republicans say you shouldn't bet on a health care bill coming out of the Senate before Christmas. Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell says Americans are "overwhelmingly opposed" to the bill. McConnell says it's a stretch to think the Senate will ignore public opinion and "jam this through before Christmas." Independent...

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