Thursday, November 19, 2009

Senate produces another healthcare plan

The Democrats have introduced their proposal for the new healthcare system that would be available to all Americans. Their proposed plan would insure 31 million more Americans while reducing the budget. The total cost for the overhaul would be $848 billion, but also decrease the deficit by $130 billion.

The goals they've outlined for the plan would:
-Impose new regulations on insurers
-Cover 31 million extra Americans
-Introduce new benefits for Medicare

Republicans are opposed to the idea and see it as a way to increase taxes and insurance costs. Read the full New York Times article here.

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