WASHINGTON—The Democratic Senate leadership claimed victory in securing 60 votes to end the Republican filibuster of a health care reform bill Dec. 18 but organizations representing millions of voters said basic changes must be made to the bill to win their support.
Both Republicans and Democrats testified for a single-payer health plan for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on Dec. 16.
More than 75 people gathered in midtown Manhattan outside the office of NY Senator Charles Schumer on December 15 as the Senate debated the health care reform legislation.
Despite anger over Sen. Joe Lieberman's sabotage of a public option, Senate Democrats are pushing hard for a floor vote on health care reform.
Washington State rallies for health care, still, Dec. 12.
Eric de la Cruz wasn't poor and just over five years ago, after visiting several doctors, Eric was told that he had a serious heart ailment that was curable by a transplant.
Health care reform advocates in Congress and some who have been resisting reform say the reported Senate compromise puts substantive health care reform within reach.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Connecticut faith leaders launched a "conscience" ad campaign in local and national papers today calling on Senator Joseph Lieberman to abandon plans to filibuster health care reform legislation.
Hundreds of candlelight vigils across the nation Dec. 8 protested a deal on health care reform in the Senate that caves in to the insurance lobby.
The Senate must break through insurance company secrecy, adding stronger language in their health care bill requiring Aetna and other insurance giants to disclose what their insurance policies cover.