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June 5, 2009 | Noam N. Levey
Senate Democrats and the White House are stepping up preparations to overhaul the nation's healthcare system without the ailing Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.), a politically and emotionally fraught move that could dramatically alter the course of what is expected to be a titanic legislative struggle.
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January 30, 2009 | Noam N. Levey
President Obama and his congressional allies took a modest step toward reshaping the nation's healthcare system Thursday as the Senate passed legislation to expand health insurance for children. But rather than building momentum for the sweeping healthcare reform Obama has promised, the victory on Capitol Hill -- a largely party-line vote, 66 to 32 -- marked a rocky start for what many hope will be the biggest reform campaign in a generation.
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November 19, 2008 | Noam N. Levey, Levey is a writer in our Washington bureau.
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y), considered a prominent contender to become secretary of State in the Obama administration, was offered an alternative Tuesday -- to be a senior member of the Senate team aiming to overhaul the nation's healthcare system. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.), who has announced plans to craft sweeping healthcare legislation next year, asked the former presidential contender to head a working group focused on insurance coverage.
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November 18, 2008 | Noam N. Levey and Lisa Girion, Levey is a writer in The Times Washington Bureau. Girion is a Times staff writer.
When Barack Obama steps into the Oval Office in January, healthcare reform will join a list of priorities crowded with two wars, a ballooning budget deficit and an economy mired in one of the worst slowdowns since the Great Depression. But the bleak environment may paradoxically spur the kind of costly, sweeping overhaul of the nation's healthcare system that has eluded policymakers in Washington for decades, many political strategists, industry leaders and economists say.
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November 11, 2008 | Noam N. Levey, Levey is a Times staff writer.
Four leading advocacy groups representing business, labor and retirees are starting a campaign today to press Barack Obama to enact comprehensive healthcare reform, upping the pressure on the president-elect to tackle the issue quickly after he takes office. In a letter to Obama, the Business Roundtable, the National Federation of Independent Businesses, AARP and the Service Employees International Union urge that a healthcare overhaul be a priority in the administration's first 100 days.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 2008 | GEORGE SKELTON
Who says Sacramento is dysfunctional? It just stared down the governor and the Assembly speaker and pulled the plug on their seriously ill universal healthcare proposal. In that instance Monday, the system worked as it's supposed to -- protecting the public from well-intentioned but risky legislation that, until a few days earlier, had not been thoroughly vetted by any neutral expert. Sure, universal healthcare would be terrific in California.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 2008 | Jordan Rau, Times Staff Writer
On the eve of a pivotal legislative hearing, the healthcare overhaul pushed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has won so little support in the California Senate that the Democratic leadership may have to alter a committee's makeup for the measure to pass. The $14.
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January 21, 2008 | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Times Staff Writer
Hillary Rodham Clinton, Barack Obama and John Edwards have been sniping at each other for months over healthcare, but there's one thing the top Democratic presidential candidates agree on: Americans of all ages should have the choice of buying a government-run plan modeled on Medicare. The idea, which would set up a competition between a new government plan and private insurance programs, has been overshadowed by the political horse race.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 31, 2007 | Mary Engel, Times Staff Writer
San Francisco will move ahead Wednesday with plans to expand health services for uninsured residents while appealing a federal court ruling that, if upheld, could thwart its trailblazing effort to achieve universal coverage. U.S. District Judge Jeffrey S. White last week struck down a provision of the plan scheduled to go into effect Wednesday that would have required employers with 20 or more employees to offer health coverage or pay a fee to support the city program.
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December 20, 2007 | GEORGE SKELTON
Who knows? Twenty years from now, Californians may look back at Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez as courageous visionaries for championing healthcare reform. These could be the "good ol' days" when fearless leaders forged ahead, undeterred by a projected $14.5-billion budget hole, and crafted a $14.4-billion government expansion of healthcare -- requiring affordable medical insurance for practically every Californian.
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