Reforms reshaped to win more votes

Geisel, Jerry
December 2009
Business Insurance;12/14/2009, Vol. 43 Issue 45, p1
The article reports on the status of the health care reform legislation in the U.S. Senate as of December 2009. At issue is a provision that would establish a government-run health insurance plan for those purchasing coverage via authorized state health insurance exchanges. It mentions the efforts of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to get the 60 votes needed to bring the legislation to a vote. Also noted is a proposed alternative to a public option to create a Medicare buy-in program starting at age 55.


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