The co-chairs of President Obama’s bipartisan deficit commission today unveiled a draft set of proposals to reduce the federal deficit, touching off a contentious debate among lawmakers serving on the commission.
Posts Tagged: Medicare
A Democratic freshman member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee said Tuesday that the Senate will likely take another look at revisions to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) said in an interview with NPR that he thought Senate Democrats would look into making some… Read more »
Despite the seeming setback dealt to the Democrats comprehensive health care reform efforts this weekend by Senator Lieberman (I-CT) and Ben Nelson (D-NE), Senate Democrats are planning a procedural move to set-up a December 23 vote on their health care legislation and have indicated they are close to 60 votes. Over the weekend, Senator Lieberman… Read more »
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 »
While House and Senate Democratic leaders try to cobble together enough votes to pass their health care legislation, both chambers had votes on components of reform that could signal what smaller issues could impact the passage of a larger bill. The Senate vote was a 53-47 vote against a motion to proceed on a Medicare… Read more »