July 16, 2013 10:23 AM
Pop quiz: Why do Americans have jobs? If your answer is, to earn money, you're only partially right. There's one other important reason: To get health insurance. And as President Obama's health-reform law starts to go into effect, it could give millions of workers a reason to quit. President Barack Obama on Monday saluted former President George H.W. Bush for more than two decades of efforts to push volunteerism and national service, as the Bush family patriarch sat smiling in a wheelchair at a ceremony in the White House. The U.S. Senate's top Democrat Harry Reid and top Republican Mitch McConnell yielded no ground as they neared a showdown over President Barack Obama's executive-branch nominees that could dramatically change how the Senate operates.