News tagged with senate

Dems seek political edge in contraception ruling

Democrats see a political winner in the stinging defeat they suffered when the Supreme Court ruled that businesses with religious objections may deny coverage for contraceptives under President Barack Obama's health care ...

Jul 16, 2014
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US Senate backs bill on health care for vets

The Senate has approved a bill making it easier for veterans who have endured long wait times for VA medical care to receive treatment from local doctors instead. The measure closely resembles a bill approved ...

Jun 12, 2014
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Health secretary: 7.5 million now signed up

Enrollment for the president's health care law has grown to 7.5 million Americans, the Obama administration announced Thursday, handing the president and his Democrats better numbers to tout in the face of ...

Apr 10, 2014
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House, Senate leaders agree on Medicare fees

House Speaker John Boehner says he and top Senate Democrat Harry Reid have reached an agreement on legislation to forestall a looming 24 percent cut in Medicare payments to doctors.

Mar 26, 2014
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Bills for SGR repeal pass senate, house committees

(HealthDay)—The U.S. House Ways and Means Committee and the U.S. Senate Finance Committee have passed their versions of the bill to repeal Medicare's failed sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula, according ...

Dec 16, 2013
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US health chief sees low early 'Obamacare' enrollment

US senators unloaded fresh attacks on the Obama administration's handling of the new health care law Wednesday, as the official overseeing the debut predicted "very low" early enrollment due to online sign-up troubles.

Nov 06, 2013
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Senate

A senate is a deliberative assembly, often the upper house or chamber of a legislature or parliament. There have been many such bodies in history, since senate means the assembly of the eldest and wiser members of the society and ruling class. Two of the first official senates were the Greek Senate (Γερουσία) and the Roman Senate.

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