National health care reform has been at the top of President Obama's agenda, even as many across the nation have expressed doubts over its effectiveness or necessity in a time of economic downturn.
Conservatives fear the proposed ideas could lead to a government take over of health care, while liberals are concerned compromises on a public option amount to a half-baked bill that will do nothing to insure the millions of Americans who are without health insurance.
Concerns over the lack of government funded-abortion restrictions have also riled many Christian conservatives.
Just before Christmas, the Senate passed a hard-fought compromise bill that does not include a public option. Now its left to congressional leaders to reconcile the House and Senate versions to make it palatable to the American public and to get it to the President's desk before mid-term elections go into full-swing.
Here are some of the key health care stories CBN News reported on throughout the drawn-out debate.
Government-run Health Care: Can it Work?
Dems Tout HC Victory as GOP Eyes 2010 Election; Obama Pushes Urgency on Health Care, Can Common Ground be Found on Health Reform?; Obama to Address Congress as Approval Slips;
Can America Afford Government-run Health Care?; Healthcare Reform: Cure Worse than the Disease?; National Doctor Shortage Putting Patients at Risk; Many Doctors Fear Gov't Takeover of Health Care; Christians Differing on Health Care Reform; Christians for Health Care Reform Gather in D.C.
Israeli Health Care: A Model for the U.S.?; 'Medi-Share' a Bible-based Health Care Option
Special Section: Healthcare Reform Debate