Week of December 14

posted Jan 28, 2010, 2:35 PM by Jason Gaudette   [ updated Apr 2, 2010, 12:11 PM by Frank Baskin ]

 
* During this week opposition to the expansion of Medicare grew
 and its inclusion in the bill became unlikely.
Majority Leader Reid and other Senators continue to-
  for more click title negotiate
in order to find 60 votes to pass the bill.

* Medicare was added to the bill to replace the government options.
It would require the individual to pay a premium and would be open
to those who are 55 or older. They would receive the same benefits
as other Medicare beneficiaries. With this alternative a current
government plan is expanded instead of creating a new plan.
Medicare was added to the bill to replace the government options.
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