Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Lots of changes floated for Obama healthcare bill

Lot of activity swirling around the healthcare bill.

A new plan by senior House Democrats sounds interesting. They're proposing to tax insurance companies that offer high-end health insurance policies.

In the end, I think, you have to raise taxes somewhere to make sure this things stays out of trouble in the future.

The propose tax on insurance companies would target individual plans valued at more than a certain limit, likely $25,000 or higher. Democrats hope to raise about $180 billion over ten years and this will enable the House to lower the surtax on wealthy households as found in the current House version of the bill.

As deadline looms, key opponents demand changes in healthcare bill

Boston Globe - ‎19 minutes ago‎
President Obama held a town-hall-style meeting yesterday at AARP's headquarters in Washington to pitch his healthcare plan. He pledged not to worsen Medicare benefits or force anyone to switch insurers.

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