Kate Pickert

Kate Pickert is a staff writer for TIME. She writes about health care and previously worked for New York magazine. She is a graduate of the University at Buffalo and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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Philosophical Differences Actually Do Exist

It’s been very easy to dismiss the entire health care debate as empty rhetoric, mischaracterizations and political posturing. But, as some summit attendees just pointed out, there are actually ideological differences between what Republicans and Democrats want for health care reform.

A conversation at the summit about the exchange, …

The First Smack Down of the Summit

Here’s what happened:

The President was explaining that the Congressional Budget Office predicts premiums in the individual and small group market will go down under the Senate bill. Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander interrupted the President to say this isn’t true. The President explained how it actually is true and how Alexander was …

President Obama’s Opening Statement – UPDATE

President Obama’s opening statement at the health care summit focused on four major things:

The economy and deficits and how the unsustainable health care system is a drag on both.

Real life stories from people who write the President letters about their problems with insurance companies. The President also talked about …

Game on

The health care summit room at Blair House is starting to fill up. Tune in to CSPAN-3 or cspan.org to watch today. Karen and I will be watching and blogging for the next six hours.

Re: And the Posturing Continues

This round of jockeying seems to have concluded – we now know who’s scheduled to appear at tomorrow’s health care meeting. House Minority Leader John Boehner just announced the Republican members he’ll be bringing. For those of you keeping track, here’s the full list of who’s expected to attend:

Thank You, Kaiser Family Foundation

The policy wonks over at the Kaiser Family Foundation have been built the world’s best tool for comparing the various iterations of health care reform. Aptly called the “Side-by-Side Comparison of Major Health Care Reform Proposals,” it contains reliable, plain language interpretations of the House and Senate bills, plus the committee …

Details of Obama’s Health Care Plan

After a year of watching Congress wrangle, deal, twist and tussle over comprehensive health care reform, the Obama Administration finally released its own blueprint today. The release comes three days before a bipartisan summit on the issue that the White House is hoping will be a game changer.

The White House “plan” contains many …

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