Harry Reid guts the ban on annual limits. His defense: this now worthless fake insurance would be “cheaper.” It appears that HHS knew in advance about the gutting of consumer protections.
Byron Dorgan is holding up the Senate until he gets a vote on his drug re-importation amendment. Reid and the White House are working to bury the amendment. This is Reid and Obama’s war on cost control.
The CMS report shows that the excise tax on insurance plans would fail at really bending the cost curve. Even Dorgan’s amendment would be more effective at bringing down national health care spending.
The Medicare buy-in looks to be, in reality, only a buy-in to expensive fake Medicare.
Jane starts a campaign to convince the Susan B. Komen Foundation to drop Hadassah Lieberman from their staff.