For the first time since passing the Affordable Care Act, Democrats will soon control the House of Representatives and its powerful health committees. But Republicans’ tightened grip on the Senate means those hoping for another round of dramatic, progressive reforms may be disappointed.
January 26, 2011 -- A national public option may have died, but before Congress passed the Affordable Care Act last March, lawmakers included a provision that calls for consumer-operated healthcare plans – known as co-operatives.
January 25, 2011 -- Journalists like me have played the role of Chicken Little for many years. We have written dozens of stories about the consequences of an election, predicting what will happen after Republicans win and fulfill their promises to drastically cut government.
November 4, 2010 -- Just a few days shy of being re-elected to Oregon's 3rd district Congressional seat, Earl Blumenauer told a group of 100 community members about the worst vote of his political career.