Obama Plans Televised Bipartisan Meeting to Revive Health Bill

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President Obama announces he will hold a televised half-day meeting with congressional Republicans and Democrats Feb. 25 in an attempt to bring health care overhaul legislation back to life. Obama acknowledges that some of the specialized deals struck with Democratic senators to get their votes for the Senate-passed bill (H.R. 3590) “did not help” the overall goal of finishing the legislation and says he is ready to sit down with both parties to find a way forward. … The Congressional Research Service releases three reports on health insurance tax-related laws and recent legislation—two describing recent Senate- and House-passed bills, and one providing a general overview of health insurance tax benefits in current law and legislation.