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Government planning new mental health care bill

Last Updated: Friday, August 19, 2011, 20:28

The government is considering a new mental healthcare bill to replace the old Mental Health Act, 1987, Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said on Friday.

Health reform vote a victory for Americans: Obama

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 23, 2010, 00:22

Jubilant at the passage of Health Care bill, Obama has described it as a victory for the American people.

Health care bill ignores will of America’s people: US Chamber

Last Updated: Monday, March 22, 2010, 10:05

Reflecting the mood of the powerful business community on the health care reform bill passed by the US House of Representatives, the US Chamber of Commerce on Sunday said the House made a "wrong and unfortunate" decision.

Health care bill crosses US Congress hurdle

Last Updated: Monday, March 22, 2010, 09:08

US President Barack Obama`s healthcare reform bill is narrowly passed by the US Congress.

Confident House will pass health care bill: Pelosi

Last Updated: Sunday, March 14, 2010, 12:41

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said she`s confident the House will pass health care legislation and dismissed Republican criticism that she did not have enough votes for the measure.

Obama praises health care bill as it nears passage

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 22, 2009, 09:44

Well on way to winning passage before Christmas after clearing its biggest hurdle in the wee hours, the Senate`s health care bill will make a "tremendous difference for the country as a whole," President Barack Obama said Monday.

Health Care bill clears key Senate test

Last Updated: Monday, December 21, 2009, 13:49

Landmark health care legislation backed by President Obama passed its sternest Senate test in the pre-dawn hours early Monday, overcoming Republican delaying tactics on a 60-40 vote that all but assures its passage by Christmas.

US Republicans blast `bait and switch` health bill

Last Updated: Friday, November 20, 2009, 08:57

Digging in for a long struggle, Republican Senators and Governors assailed Democrats`newly-minted health care legislation on Thursday as a collection of tax increases, Medicare cuts and heavy new burdens for deficit-ridden states.

New health care bill is `historic moment`: Pelosi

Last Updated: Friday, October 30, 2009, 00:06

After months of struggle, House Democrats rolled out sweeping legislation on Thursday to extend health care coverage to millions who lack it and create a new option of government-run insurance.

Obama plan for public health insurance gets a boost

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 27, 2009, 14:09

President Barack Obama`s preference for a public health insurance option as part of his proposed health care reforms received a boost with the Senate majority leader backing a bill allowing states to opt out.

Senate health care bill to include public option

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 27, 2009, 11:32

Health care legislation heading for the Senate floor will give millions of Americans the option of purchasing government-run insurance coverage.

Key senators may rebuff Obama on health care

Last Updated: Thursday, October 22, 2009, 13:51

The Democrats` control of a hefty majority in the Senate — plus the House — would suggest that President Barack Obama is within reach of overhauling the nation`s health care system this fall.