Navigation Links
Congress Braces for Showdown Over Health-Care Reform
Date:7/17/2009

Cost, financing remain volatile issues in the drive for bipartisan support

FRIDAY, July 17 (HealthDay News) -- The beginnings of legislation to overhaul the nation's health-care system started to emerge from Capitol Hill this week, raising hope among some health-reform advocates that this may, at long last, be the year that Congress enacts a law to help America's uninsured and make health care more affordable.

"I think we're in a very good position to meet the president's ultimate schedule of getting a good health reform bill to his desk by mid-October," said Ron Pollack, executive director of the consumer advocacy group Families USA, in Washington, D.C.

Yet many aspects of health reform -- from what it will cost to how the nation will pay for it -- lack bipartisan support. A bill introduced by House of Representatives Democrats on Tuesday drew sharp criticism from Republicans, fiscally conservative Democrats and like-minded policy analysts, raising questions about whether lawmakers can complete the bulk of their work before the August recess -- the aggressive timetable set by President Barack Obama.

"We've already been hit with the sticker shock of just how much this is going to cost -- a trillion dollars plus in 10 years with higher costs beyond that, so there remain questions about whether this is the right time to be engaging in such an expensive agenda item," said Maya C. MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, in Washington, D.C. She said the House measure doesn't do enough to make "a real dent in the growth of health-care costs."

On Thursday, the three committees responsible for overseeing health policy in the House were slated to start to "mark up" the Democratic majority's bill. The legislation would require individuals to obtain health insurance or pay penalties. All but the smallest employers would have to provide coverage to their workers or make contributions t
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. TriWest Sponsors Congressional Medal of Honor Convention
2. Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis Launches Aggressive Ad Campaign Directed at United States Congress
3. AOA President Calls on Congress to Reauthorize SCHIP and Take Action to Ensure Health Care Coverage for All Americans
4. EDAP Launches Enhanced Communication Plans at SIU Paris Congress
5. World fertility experts to meet in Montreal - IVF and IVM patients to provide first-person accounts at 14th World Congress
6. Congress Poised to Add Millions of Uninsured Children to Successful, Bipartisan Health Plan
7. National Council on Disability Urges Congress to Support Americans with Disabilities Act Restoration
8. MUHC in the spotlight at the 14th World Congress on In Vitro Fertilization
9. Labopharm To Present Poster On Onset Of Analgesic Effect Of Once-Daily Tramadol At Congress Of The European Society Of Regional Anaesthesia And Pain Therapy
10. Health IT Now! Coalition Urges Congress to Pass Health Information Technology Bill This Year
11. Childrens Hospitals in Washington to Lobby Congress to Reauthorize SCHIP Now
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Congress Braces for Showdown Over Health-Care Reform
(Date:12/26/2014)... (PRWEB) December 26, 2014 Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor ... an open letter in light of the Ferguson, Missouri unrest. ... of civil unrest and explains why it has only increased. ... mankind was even created. He says there is a very ... Yisrayl also says there is a set of rules, or ...
(Date:12/26/2014)... Pentec Health, Inc. number fourteen on the ... for 2014. The awards program, created in 2000, is ... in the country. The program is a public/private partnership ... and Economic Development, the Pennsylvania State Council of the ... Business Journal. , Charlie Wilson, Vice President ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... The click strand woven bamboo flooring ... the business announces a click strand woven bamboo ... 2015. , Click strand woven bamboo flooring replicates ... well-known brand in the bamboo industry. It promises ... bamboo flooring supplier. , “We are happy to ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... Recently, iFitDress.com, the popular online supplier of wedding dresses ... selection of black one-shoulder cocktail dresses . In addition, ... available at discounted prices, up to 70% off. ... three weeks only. You know, we have thousands of frequent ... our new items can visit our website for more details. ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... 2014 Helen Harris’ RP (Retinitis Pigmentosa) ... California after an 8 year battle with breast cancer. ... evening in her home in Woodland Hills California after ... , As the founder and volunteer ... pioneered and championed many of today's greatest breakthroughs in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Yisrayl Hawkins Pleads for Peace in Ferguson and Beyond in New Open Letter 2Health News:Pentec Health Ranks Fourteenth on The Best Places to Work in PA for 2014 2Health News:Pentec Health Ranks Fourteenth on The Best Places to Work in PA for 2014 3Health News:BambooFlooringChina.com: click strand woven bamboo flooring promotion valid until Jan. 30, 2015. 2Health News:iFitDress.com: Black One-Shoulder Cocktail Dresses for 2015 2Health News:RP International founder, Helen Harris Dies on Christmas Eve Just Hours Before Her Holiday Television Broadcast to Raise Funds to Cure Blindness was Broadcasted Nationally 2Health News:RP International founder, Helen Harris Dies on Christmas Eve Just Hours Before Her Holiday Television Broadcast to Raise Funds to Cure Blindness was Broadcasted Nationally 3Health News:RP International founder, Helen Harris Dies on Christmas Eve Just Hours Before Her Holiday Television Broadcast to Raise Funds to Cure Blindness was Broadcasted Nationally 4
... Day 2000 with the theme 'Blood Saves Lives, 14th June ... coincides with the birth date of Karl Landsteiner, who discovered ... Blood Donor Day is organized annually by the International Federation ... Day was started form the year 2004 is "Celebrating your ...
... do laproscopic esophagectomy on patients who suffers// from the ... ,Currently to test the extent of damage in the ... esophagectomy. In this process the surgeons had to make ... to insert fiber optic instruments to be positioned in ...
... head and neck cancer who are undergoing radiation// therapy ... oropharyngeal candidiasis. ,Oropharyngeal candidiasis is a fungal infection ... condition is also called thrush. The symptoms of the ... mouth, which when removed leaves a bleeding surface. This ...
... Women who drink more than 15 drinks of alcohol ... problem like anxiety disorder and depression. ,Researchers of ... done the study said that there is a significant ... current research study has been the largest longitudinal study ...
... effect on your blood sugar levels, cholesterol levels, and weight ... of the American College of Nutrition points out that soy ... any other diet programs, although the results may not be ... have been always withheld. According to Food and Drug Administration ...
... Research shows that it is possible to increase the ... growth hormone by new improved dosages of the growth ... Angels, US, have suggested that the administration of the ... of insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) can affect the growth ...
Cached Medicine News:
(Date:12/22/2014)... Tenn. , Dec. 22, 2014   TRU-D ... automated, no-touch UV disinfection robot, announced today that the ... Schedule contract through November 2019.   This ... rapidly engage all levels of government purchasers, including Department ... as well as Homeland Security contacts purchasing solutions for ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... Dec. 22, 2014  ConvaTec, a privately-held medical products ... been appointed Interim Chief Executive Officer of the company, ... Ken Berger .  "The Board of Directors of ... ConvaTec over the past three years," said Magnus ... "We are confident that the company is well positioned ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... STOCKHOLM , Dec. 22, 2014 ... Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that the Committee for Medicinal ... Agency (EMA) has adopted a positive opinion for the ... of adult men with Peyronie,s disease with a palpable ... at the start of therapy. The use ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:TRU-D SmartUVC LLC Awarded General Services Administration Contract to Expand Government Customer Base 2ConvaTec Names Paul Moraviec Interim CEO Effective December 22, 2014 2Sobi's Xiapex receives positive opinion by CHMP for the treatment of Peyronie's disease 2Sobi's Xiapex receives positive opinion by CHMP for the treatment of Peyronie's disease 3Sobi's Xiapex receives positive opinion by CHMP for the treatment of Peyronie's disease 4Sobi's Xiapex receives positive opinion by CHMP for the treatment of Peyronie's disease 5Sobi's Xiapex receives positive opinion by CHMP for the treatment of Peyronie's disease 6
... BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Nov. 4, 2010 The physicians of ... Westside Medical Imaging in Beverly Hills , California have announced ... that annual screening CT scans save lives.  According ... of imaging at Westside Medical Imaging, this study should once ...
... Medical Imaging (RMI) in Flint announced today that it is ... Breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) by the American College of ... the Breast MRI Accreditation Program to recognize imaging ... for Breast MRI. RMI received this new distinction after a ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Annual CT Lung Screening Saves Lives 2Exciting Healthcare News for Women of Mid Michigan 2
... The Roche Diagnostics Task ... a state-of-the-art automation of ... the laboratories: decapping, sorting / ... aliquoting into bar code labeled ...
... Clinical is an open platform for clinical diagnostic ... deck sizes of 75, 100, 150 and ... for your laboratory space and throughput requirements. Tecan ... to allow new applications and to evolve the ...
... For maximum productivity, and proven reliability, ... compact, fully automatic cell washing and ... fast 80-second wash cycle for stat ... controls, and standardized, reproducible procedures. High ...
Excellent all-around performance in digital format - MIC-D offers an exciting new way to observe the natural world. Multiple performance features provide new ways to enjoy microscope observation....
Medicine Products: