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September 1, 2009Press Item
STUDY: Using Clinical Information To Project Federal Health Care Spending...
September 2, 2009Press Item
Government efforts to funnel hundreds of billions of dollars into the U.S. economy appear to be helping the U.S. climb out of the worst recession in decades.
September 2, 2009Press Item
$2 billion in Recovery Act funds has already moved out to state governments and community organizations to fund weatherization programs that improve the energy-efficiency of low-income homes.
September 1, 2009Press Item
Over $369 million in Recovery Act funds has already been put to work improving rural water systems to help ensure families have access to clean water.
September 1, 2009Press Item
Over $369 million in Recovery Act funds has already been put to work improving rural water systems to help ensure families have access to clean water.
August 28, 2009Press Item
With a virtual civil war raging over parts of President Obama's healthcare agenda, the smoke of battle has obscured a surprising fact: Democrats and Republicans actually agree on a bundle of proposals that could make medical insurance better for millions of Americans. Democrats in the Congress hope to pass President Barack Obama’s overhaul of the country's $2.5 trillion healthcare system amid mounting public skepticism and unified opposition from Republicans...
August 31, 2009Press Item
$1.2 billion in Recovery Act funds will help hospitals and health care providers implement and use electronic health records.
August 31, 2009Press Item
$1.2 billion in Recovery Act funds will help hospitals and health care providers implement and use electronic health records.
August 31, 2009Press Item
President Obama's supporters hope to recapture the energy of last year's triumphant election campaign in a bid to regain control of the health-care debate, planning more than 2,000 house parties, rallies and town hall meetings across the country over the next two weeks. Medicare beneficiaries would often have to pay higher premiums for prescription drug coverage, but many would see their total drug spending decline...
August 28, 2009Press Item
This summer, Recovery Act funds were used to begin or accelerate cleanup work at 20 Superfund sites from the National Priority List.
August 26, 2009Press Item
This summer, Recovery Act funds were used to initiate 2,300 construction and rehabilitation projects at 359 military facilities across the Nation.
August 26, 2009Press Item
America was founded on a promise of equality – a promise that we now understand applies not only to all men, but to all women.
August 26, 2009Press Item
The Obama administration updated its economic forecast in its mid-session budget review this morning. Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) said Tuesday that a bipartisan health care reform bill being negotiated in his committee is even more essential given the $7 trillion to $9 trillion federal budget deficit projected over the next decade...
August 27, 2009Press Item
This summer, Recovery Act funds were used to begin work on 200 new waste and water systems in rural America.
August 27, 2009Press Item
This summer, Recovery Act funds were used to begin work on 200 new waste and water systems in rural America.
August 27, 2009Press Item
The White House is asking doctors to help promote its drive to overhaul health care, marking another effort by President Obama to regain momentum on one of his top-priority issues. Hospitals may gain as much as $16 billion over a decade from the Obama administration's proposals to overhaul the healthcare system...
August 26, 2009Press Item
Today, House Leaders joined President Obama in mourning the loss and remembering the legacy of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy.
August 25, 2009Press Item
Beginning this summer, Recovery Act funds were used to create 125,000 summer youth jobs.
August 25, 2009Press Item
Today’s Mid-Session Review of the Budget confirms that Congress and the Administration must persist in their efforts to bring the deficit under control.
August 25, 2009Press Item
This summer, Recovery Act funds were used to create 125,000 summer youth jobs.
August 25, 2009Press Item
Reform supporters are planning to hold more than 500 events between Wednesday and when lawmakers return to Washington Sept. 8, ranging from neighborhood organized phone banks to professionally staffed rallies with hundreds of people. Costs for employer-provided health plans are expected to rise more than 10 percent within the next 12 months, a jump workers may feel in their paychecks or through changes to their insurance coverage...
August 26, 2009Press Item
Today, America mourns the death of Sen. Ted Kennedy. He was one of the most dynamic and influential legislators in our Nation's history, and his legacy will live on in the work of the colleagues he inspired, and in the lives of the millions of Americans for whom his passion for social justice made a difference.
August 24, 2009Press Item
One of the most widely accepted arguments against a government medical plan for the middle class is that it would quash competition — just what private insurers seem to be doing themselves in many parts of the U.S. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer on Friday said there is no deadline for the House to vote on contentious legislation to overhaul the health-care system...
August 20, 2009Press Item
President Obama sought Wednesday to reframe the health care debate as “a core ethical and moral obligation,” imploring a coalition of religious leaders to help promote the plan to lower costs and expand insurance coverage for all Americans. The White House insisted today that it is still hoping for Republican support for health care reform...
August 21, 2009Press Item
Beginning this summer, Recovery Act funds were used to begin projects at 107 National Parks.