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....
The White HouseWASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's health care tab this year is expected to surpass $10,000 per person for the first time, the government said Wednesday. The new peak means the Obama administration will pass the problem of high health care costs on to its successor.
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.
One of the biggest misconceptions about President Obama’s health care overhaul isn’t who the law will cover, but rather who it won’t. If it survives Supreme court scrutiny, the landmark overhaul will expand coverage to about 30 million uninsured people, according to government figures.