Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Long List of Concessions Needed To Ensure Passage of Health Reform

Many concessions were made in the final hours to get the 60 votes needed to pass Reid's health reform package in the U.S. Senate. Concessions ranged from:
  • Federal funding of extra costs due to Medicaid expansion in certain states
  • Exempting certain health plans in specific states from new fees
  • Funding the construction of a new hospital
  • Exempting certain industries from the new "cadillac plan" taxes
  • Special Medicare Advantage benefits in specific states 
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