Democrats Move to Outflank Republicans on Health Care

By: Monday January 24, 2011 9:48 am

If Republicans try to bring repeal to the floor as an amendment to a separate bill – a non-germane amendment, Democrats will try to break it out and force votes on popular elements of the law.


NC Sheriffs Want To Peek In Your Medicine Cabinet (Without A Warrant)

By: Sunday September 12, 2010 6:45 am

It should now be clear that the real reason the sheriffs want this data is that it exists and everyone else has it.

Brian Schweitzer Seeks Waiver to Import Drugs to Montana from Canada

By: Wednesday March 31, 2010 3:55 pm

It’s impossible to counter Schweitzer’s argument. Indeed, it wasn’t so long ago that the Montana Governor was delivering the official Democratic radio address on this subject. The PhRMA deal in the Affordable Care Act has been universally recognized as ugly; just yesterday the AP credibly alleged that the drug lobby basically won out more than any other stakeholder. And even though Montana’s own Max Baucus can be credited with engineering the deal, Schweitzer continues to press for fair treatment for his constituents and a fair price for their medical care.

Dorgan Amendment Slashed After Last-Minute PhRMA Deal PhRMA Hasn’t Agreed To

By: Wednesday December 16, 2009 2:45 pm

Is it possible that 31 Senators in the Democratic Caucus traded away $106 billion dollars in savings for consumers — and $19 for the federal budget according to CBO — for an empty promise that hasn’t even been agreed to?

Where We’re at on the Lieberman Health Care Industry Profit Protection Act of 2009

By: Tuesday December 15, 2009 6:02 am

After last night’s epic cave-in on the Lieberman health care bill, here’s a big-picture view of where we’re at right now.

Dorgan Halts Senate Health Care Debate Until He Gets Reimportation Vote

By: Friday December 11, 2009 2:35 pm

The big story here is not that the White House wants to crush Byron Dorgan’s reimportation amendment and hold up their deal with Big PhRMa – that’s been clear for a while. The big news is that Dorgan’s fighting back. . .

Reid, White House Trying to Bury Reimportation Amendment

By: Friday December 11, 2009 6:50 am

A deal between the White House and the pharmaceutical industry is holding up a bipartisan amendment to allow the importation of cheaper prescription drugs from abroad. . .

Who’s Really Sick? Tell Us

By: Thursday January 17, 2008 10:30 am

Anyone can get health care in the United States. Just ask George W. Bush. Last year in Cleveland, he had this to say to the 47 million Americans without health care coverage:

I mean, people have access to health care in America.

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