Senate Finance Panel Passes $829 Billion Health Plan

The Senate Finance Committee approved an $829 billion plan to overhaul U.S. health care, clearing the way for a full Senate debate over the broadest expansion of the government’s role in the medical system since the creation of Medicare in 1965. Full Story »

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Derek Hawkins
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by Derek Hawkins - Oct. 13, 2009

Helpful that this report mentioned today's decline of health insurance stocks, which gives some extra perspective. When it came to the insurance industry report, however, Bloomberg only mentioned the argument between AHIP and the White House, when many others have dismissed the report as misleading.

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by Patricia Blochowiak - Oct. 13, 2009

More detailed, but also more biased than other coverage of today's vote.

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