Senate Medicare Compromise In Doubt

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What was last week touted as a potential breakthrough for the Senate health care bill is today being labeled as potentially another failed compromise.  Yesterday, Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT) publicly stated that a health care bill which would extend Medicare coverage to people over the age of 55 was legislation he could not support, and… Read more »

Could Health Care Slip Into 2010?

What do you think (vote your opinion)? When will Congress send the President a comprehensive health care bill to sign?(polls) Reports this morning from the Senate cast doubt on whether the chamber will be able to pass its version of comprehensive health care reform in the current calendar year. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV)… Read more »

Reid Drops the Hammer on Health Care

According to multiple sources, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) told Senate Finance Committee Chair Max Baucus (D-MT) to stop trying to negotiate with committee Republicans and to begin pushing his health care bill out of committee. Reid expressed concerns that Baucus’s proposed legislation would not have a public plan but would include language removing… Read more »

July 2 Health Care Update

1.  The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) scores a modified Health Education Labor and Pension (HELP) Committee health care proposal at $611.4 billion, but the bill would still leave 34 million Americans without insurance. 2.  The plan includes a public option and an employer mandate with a $750-per-employee penalty for the uninsured. 3.  Read the Kennedy/Dodd letter… Read more »