WASHINGTON (AP) -- It took only a year to set up Medicare. But if President Barack Obama's health care law survives Supreme Court scrutiny, it will be nearly a decade before all its major pieces are in place....
Charles Babington of the AP thinks back to the long-ago days of 2003, and the Medicare drug benefit that the then-dominant Republicans passed into law. Better yet, he asks some of them about it, and gets some rather peculiar responses in return.
In his speech Wednesday night, Barack Obama did announce one major addition to health-care reform. "I will not sign a plan that adds one dime to our deficits – either now or in the future," Obama promised. "Period.
Medicare chief Tavenner faces lawmakers' questions over botched health overhaul rollout WASHINGTON (AP) — Trying to earn a second chance, the senior administration official closest to the implementation of the health care law's malfunctioning enrollment website will answer questions from Congress at the start of a pivotal week.