WASHINGTON – Democratic senators say they have a tentative deal to drop a government-run insurance option from health care legislation.
No further details were immediately available.
But liberals and moderates have been discussing an alternative, including a private insurance arrangement to be supervised by the federal agency that oversees the system through which lawmakers purchase coverage. Additionally, talks centered on opening up Medicare to uninsured Americans beginning at age 55, a significant expansion of the large government health care program that currently serves the over-65 population.
Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa told reporters he didn’t like the agreement but would support it to the hilt in an attempt to pass health care legislation.
We may get a two for one deal. With reducing the age of medicare that program will go bankrupt even faster.
My guess is almost no difference Maximus. To me the best way to reform health care is to ahve more jobs. Let’s not count the illegal aliens in this tally. Let’s not count the temporarily uninsured. then let’s see what to do about those who are chronically uninsured.
I’m willing to bet half of those sob stories aren’t when you dig deep.