Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York said her health care proposal provides a "sensible, centrist" approach to achieving universal coverage, and that if elected president, she would work closely with Congress to craft legislation, conceding that the White House task force that assembled her 1993 health care plan was the wrong approach.
Delivering the Medicare drug benefit through the private sector has done more to enrich the profits of insurers and pharmaceutical companies than to save seniors and taxpayers money, according to a report released by the Democratic staff of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
The House failed to override President Bush's veto of legislation to expand a children's health insurance program, despite weeks of pressure from Democrats and outside advocacy groups. The tally was 273-156, or 13 votes short of the two-thirds majority needed to override the president's Oct. 3 veto of the bill (HR 976).
The health of women in America is unsatisfactory, and compared with three years ago, it's growing worse, according to the latest "report card" on women's health released by the National Women's Law Center.
Health care overhaul that incorporates both private and public insurance is the best approach to achieve universal coverage, according to a report released by The Commonwealth Fund Commission on a High Performance Health System.
Senate Finance Committee members met to discuss a Medicare package that could include payment cuts to Medicare Advantage plans and prevent a scheduled 10 percent payment cut to Medicare physicians, among other provisions.