Under the Senate plan as drafted, health care costs likely would increase at a quicker pace than they are set to already, according to a report released Friday by analysts with the Health and Human Services Department.
The report’s authors added that one of the Democrats’ top plans for paying for expanded health care, by reducing Medicare benefits for seniors, would not cover the tab the bill is expected to rack up.
However, Mrs. McCaskill said she wants to see how the Congressional Budget Office scores the bill before deciding how she will vote.
Tom LoBianco has covered energy and environmental policy, including the climate change bill making its way through Congress. From 2007 to 2008, he covered Maryland politics from the Times’s Annapolis bureau. Tom hold’s a master’s degree in political science from Northeastern University and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland, College Park. He spent two and a ...
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