Tales from the Trail

Is there a doctor in the (White) House?

October 5, 2009

Doctors do make house calls after all.

OK so it helps if you’re the president of the United States and your house is on Washington postcards.

Boehner: public option stinks

October 2, 2009

So, does anybody out there in the real world support a government-run “public” health insurance option?

Grayson sweet-talks Republicans on healthcare reform

October 1, 2009

In the never-ending Democratic struggle to win bipartisan support for healthcare reform, Representative Alan Grayson is probably not the guy to send to the House floor to woo Republicans.

Healthcare, unplugged

October 1, 2009

It’s never going to top any charts, but the folks who put a recording of HR3200 online for your listening pleasure are back.

The First Draft: Public option, Afghan policy under scrutiny

September 29, 2009

Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee face off Tuesday over whether an overhaul of the U.S. healthcare system should include an optional government-run health insurance plan.

Liberal Democrats after Baucus over public insurance option

September 28, 2009

Senator Max Baucus is taking a bashing from liberal Democrats for leaving public insurance out of the Senate Finance Committee’s healthcare reform bill.

Kennedy successor joins Senate, takes up health reform battle

September 25, 2009

Former Democratic Party Chairman Paul Kirk has a few months in his new job to help accomplish what his friend, the late Senator Edward Kennedy, devoted much of his life to: Trying to provide affordable healthcare to all Americans.

Slide in support for healthcare overhaul slows, poll says

September 23, 2009

USA-HEALTHCARE/USA-HEALTHCARE/OBAMAPublic support for President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform initiative has rebounded slightly following his speech to Congress this month, according to an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released on Tuesday.

After much delay, Baucus unveils healthcare plan

September 16, 2009

After weeks of delay as he negotiated for Republican support, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus Wednesday unveiled a 10-year, $856 billion plan to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system.

Barack and Bill lunching, can burgers be far away?

September 14, 2009

So we hear that current President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton are going to do lunch today.