David Welna, NPR News

Democrats Push To End Insurers’ Antitrust Exemption

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The relationship between the Democrats and health insurers has turned ugly since the industry began to spurn the health care makeover it once supported. Now, some members of Congress Democrats want to strip the industry’s exemption from federal antitrust laws.

Health Care Overhaul Rests On Senator Harry Reid

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Majority Leader Harry Reid has been the Democrats’ top man in the Senate for nearly five years. But his leadership skills are soon to be tested as he presides over merging the two very different health care overhaul bills. The task has prompted remarks like, “Is he Harry Reid or Harry Houdini?”