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Reducing abortions by expanding health coverage

Last week, Colorado Republicans opposed a bill that would expand health coverage for maternity and contraception partly on the grounds that some contraception terminates...

The resolution may be televised: C-SPAN asks to broadcast health bills...

The news that Democrats in the House and Senate will likely marry their health reform bills in closed-door sessions — not in a formal...

Dueling GOP views on health reform constitutionality

Nowhere in the Constitution is Congress empowered to require Americans to buy health insurance, Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) charged today. “I am seriously concerned that...

The economic case for health reform, Part II

In June, the White House issued a report making the case that health reform — well beyond a moral and social imperative — is...

A hidden stimulus in health reform

It’s a nonsensical element of Medicaid’s funding formula that during economic downturns, when state budgets are most squeezed, states are also asked to bear...

DeGette rounds up votes to defeat anti-abortion health reform amendment

House Democratic leaders might have thought they dodged a bullet on Saturday when they agreed to appease moderate Dems with an amendment to restrict...