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Op-Ed: $500M Health rort — Amgen Medicare story stinks up a storm

Sydney - Call it creative representation. Call it a rort. Call it the way things happen in Washington. Amgen has used Congressional dynamics to shore up $500 million in savings from Medicare.

U.S. Senate proposes 14-week unemployment extension

Two million Americans are facing a termination of unemployment benefits by the end of the year and Senate Democrats are racing to get a proposal done to extend benefits before the clock strikes midnight.

Senate committee supports health mandate, legality questioned

A U.S. Senate Finance Committee panel on health care reform entered a third day of debate on Thursday, agreeing to making health insurance mandatory for all Americans. Republicans questioned whether mandates are constitutional.

Senators push health care amendments, mandate legality question

Senators from both parties are submitting amendments to the health care bill offered by Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, but the constitutionality of mandating coverage has come into question.

Baucus Bill Draws Fire from Both Sides of the Isle

Wednesday's announcement of the Senate Finance Committee Bill on health care reform has not attracted Republican support, while only garnering a lukewarm response from Democrats.

Harry Reid: Senate health care bill no good for Nevada

Moments after Senator Baucus unveiled his long-awaited health care bill, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid claimed the proposal was no good for his home state of Nevada.

Democratic senator warns of 'big, big tax' in Baucus health bill

Democratic Senator Jay Rockefeller expressed his concerns on what he sees as 'big, big' middle class tax increases in the health care bill being put forward by Senator Baucus.

Senator Baucus on the take from health care companies

Democratic Senator Max Baucus - a lead player in shaping the health care reform package that is making its way through both chambers of Congress - is a leading recipient of campaign contributions from the health care industry.

U.S. Senate proposal avoids healthcare taxes for union workers

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus is determined to put forward a proposal to tax Americans for their employer-sponsored healthcare coverage - except unionized Americans.

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