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House eyes new taxes as senators pare health bill

(AP) -- House Democrats have lots of potential targets for higher taxes as they aim to expand health care coverage, from wealthy Americans and the nation's employers to anyone who pops the top on a soft drink.

dateJun 19, 2009 in Health
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Senators dig in on massive health care legislation

(AP) -- Eye-popping new cost estimates for President Barack Obama's plan to overhaul the U.S. health care system are forcing majority Democrats to scale back their plans to subsidize coverage for the uninsured.

dateJun 17, 2009 in Health
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GOP senators: Bipartisan health deal tougher now

(AP) -- Republican senators say chances of reaching a bipartisan deal to overhaul health care dimmed after President Barack Obama issued a letter strongly supporting a new public health insurance plan.

dateJun 04, 2009 in Health
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Health insurance from Uncle Sam gets a look

(AP) -- Look out Aetna, Humana and UnitedHealthcare. Senators are meeting behind closed doors to consider whether the federal government should jump into the health insurance business.

dateMay 14, 2009 in Health
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