Republicans release conservative, moderate versions of healthcare reform
May 21, 2009
As a rebuttal to Democrats’ healthcare reform plans, congressional Republicans on Wednesday introduced two alternative proposals. Both of them emphasize private market controls over government ownership.
Nursing homes caution against federal budget cuts in wake of governors’ bleak budget predictions
May 20, 2009
Despite indications that the national economy is starting to rebound, the National Governors Association is warning that states’ economies are still suffering, and that another bout of budget cuts...
Pelosi: House to craft healthcare reform bill by July
May 14, 2009
The House of Representatives will have a healthcare reform bill to vote on by the end of July, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said Wednesday. She made the announcement alongside President Barack Obama...
Republicans block Senate vote on Sebelius confirmation
Apr 24, 2009
Republican senators Thursday blocked a vote on the confirmation of Gov. Kathleen Sebelius (D) for secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. That likely will hold up a Senate vote on the...
President adds immigration reform to list of new policy initiatives
Apr 10, 2009
There’s healthcare reform, labor reform, energy reform and banking reform. Now the Obama administration has announced that it will be working on another project: immigration reform.
Obama creates White House Office of Health Reform
Apr 10, 2009
President Obama Wednesday officially created the White House Office of Health Reform, establishing healthcare reform as a top priority for his administration.
GAO names 13 to healthcare IT committee
Apr 07, 2009
The Government Accountability Office recently appointed 13 healthcare industry specialists to the Health Information Technology Policy Committee. As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act,...
Senate to vote on Sebelius for HHS secretary later this month
Apr 06, 2009
Several Republican senators have objected to an immediate vote on the nomination of Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius (D) for secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. As a result, the Senate...
HHS nominee Sebelius emphasizes need for long-term care
Apr 03, 2009
Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius (D), nominee for secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, told the Senate Finance Committee about the importance of long-term care during the opening...
Sebelius faces tough questions on healthcare during confirmation hearing for HHS post
Apr 01, 2009
Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius (D) told lawmakers Tuesday that she would not rule out using the budget reconciliation process as a way to pass healthcare reform legislation. She answered questions during...