July 22, 2009Press Item
The United States leads all industrialized countries in the share of national health care expenditures devoted to insurance administration. President Barack Obama is significantly raising his personal stake in the effort to overhaul America's health-care system, as Democrats and the public express growing unease about the costs...
July 21, 2009Press Item
Republican strategy on health care is clear.
July 21, 2009Press Item
This week, the House will consider legislation reestablishing statutory “pay-as-you-go” (PAYGO).
July 21, 2009Press Item
Trying to keep the health care debate moving on his terms, President Barack Obama on Tuesday touted the consensus reached by lawmakers so far and dismissed efforts to delay or defeat emerging legislation. Over the last three years, nearly three-quarters of people who tried to buy coverage in this market never actually purchased a plan, either because they could not find one that fit their needs or that they could afford, or because they were turned down due to a preexisting condition...
July 20, 2009Press Item
Forty years ago today, American astronauts walked on the surface of the moon.
July 20, 2009Press Item
On June 14, President Obama transmitted legislation to Congress establishing a statutory “pay-as-you-go” (PAYGO) requirement, and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer introduced the legislation as H.R. 2920.
July 20, 2009Press Item
In his weekly address to the Nation, the President called on Congress to seize this opportunity – one that may not come again for decades – and finally pass health care reform. In his most recent remarks, President Obama has stopped mentioning what had been his mantra — that the House and Senate finish their health-care bills by the August recess — and switched to a less specific call to fast action.
July 18, 2009Press Item
Reforming America’s health insurance system to contain costs, expand patient choice, and provide all Americans with the peace of mind of guaranteed access to affordable, quality health care is a top priority for the Democratic Congress.
July 17, 2009Press Item
Policymakers have been considering two major proposals to help finance health care reform that represent sound tax policy: (1) limiting the tax exclusion for employer-provided health benefits, and (2) capping the value of itemized deductions at 28 percent or a somewhat higher level. Although much attention in health overhaul legislation has been given to a public plan option, employer mandates and other hotly contested proposals, most voters favor a health system overhaul focused on disease prevention, health information technology and care coordination...
July 17, 2009The Weekly Whip
Suspensions, H.R. 2920 - Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2009, H.R. __ - Department of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010, H.R. ___ - Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Act, 2010
July 18, 2009Press Item
In keeping with our commitment to creating policy in a fiscally responsible manner, Congressional Democrats pledged that health care reform would be fully paid for and would not contribute to the federal deficit.
July 16, 2009The Daily Whip
H.R. 1018 - Restore Our American Mustangs Act, Complete Consideration of H.R. 3183 - Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010
July 14, 2009The Daily Whip
H.R. 3183 - Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010
July 15, 2009Press Item
Next week, the House will consider legislation reestablishing statutory “pay-as-you-go” (PAYGO) requirements that helped turn deficits into surpluses during the Clinton Administration.
July 15, 2009The Daily Whip
H.R. 3170 - Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2010, Complete Consideration of H.R. 3183 - Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010
July 15, 2009Press Item
Yesterday the House Tri-Committee dropped H.R. 3200, America’s Affordable Health Choices Act. White House officials promise that President Barack Obama will be more engaged than ever with lawmakers and the public on health care this month and next as the legislation enters a critical phase...
July 16, 2009Press Item
Praising and prodding Congress at once, President Barack Obama on Wednesday said a vast reform of the nation's health insurance system is required to head off instability to families, industry and the government itself. At the same time President Obama is asking members of Congress to take one of the most politically difficult votes of their careers...
July 14, 2009Press Item
On July 14, 2009, the House Tri-Committee introduced the America's Affordable Health Choice Act of 2009. The three committees with jurisdiction over health policy in the House have been working together as one committee to develop a single bill that fulfills President Obama's goals...
July 13, 2009Press Item
Reforming health care is an economic imperative, a budget imperative, and a moral imperative.
July 13, 2009Press Item
House Democratic Leaders and a group of Americans impacted by our current health care system made remarks at a press conference on the need for health care reform.