Dems Fight Over Healthcare Costs, Consider New Options

July 10, 2009

US (ChattahBox) – As the fight for affordable healthcare moves forward, the ideas on how it will be achieved moves back.

House and Senate Democrats, who are leading the movement to offering healthcare to all Americans, have become divided over how the goal will be achieved.

The biggest problem? The cost. It will take $1 trillion over the course of 10 years to fulfill President Obama’s hopes for a medically secure nation, and Dems have been arguing over how it will be paid for.

According to a report written by David M Herszenhorn of the NY Times, Obama still wishes for a tax n the wealthy. But most within the House and Senate have agreed that that plan will not work, and would cause more discontent then help for the country.

The option of taxing certain employer-given benefits has also been denied, after a vote in the Senate showed heavy opposition for the idea.

Other ideas, such as forcing drug companies to pay for all advertising costs rather than deducting them as a business expense, have been brought up and are being considered.


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