Intelligence Unit Special Reports Special Events Subscribe Sponsored Departments Follow Us

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn RSS

Democrats holding final intraparty talks on healthcare reform

Washington Post, January 6, 2010

Democratic leaders in Congress began a final round of healthcare talks, and pledged to overcome their remaining differences with the aim of sending a bill to President Obama before his State of the Union address in late January or early February, the Washington Post reports. The policy gaps to overcome include: The House's version of the bill would create a federally funded insurance option, while the Senate's would not; and the House would create a national insurance exchange, while the Senate would take a state-by-state approach to such a marketplace.