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Kerry McDermott, senior policy director at WestHealth Policy Center will discuss a wide range of healthcare issues, with host John Gilroy.
March 20, 2012(Encore presentation May 22, 2012)
If federal workers listen closely to the State of the Union address, they can get a good sense of what agency priorities are going to be for the upcoming year.
There are significant differences between the two measures, including stricter abortion language in the House bill, a new government-run insurance plan in the House bill that's missing from the Senate version, and a tax on high-value insurance plans embraced by the Senate but strongly opposed by many House Democrats.
The Virginia Congressman says there's a better way to fund heathcare reform than on the backs of federal employees.
Union leaders believe they are on the verge of winning significant improvements for working families in the pending health care reform legislation, but feds may be left out in the cold.
Federal employees could be in line for a hefty tax under a Senate proposal for healthcare reform. The Senate Finance Committee bill would levy a 40-percent tax on the overall value of some health insurance plans starting in 2013: specifically those costing more than $8,000 dollars for individuals, and family plans costing more than $21,000 dollars. The tax would be imposed on insurance companies, but analysts believe that cost would be passed on to employers and consumers.
Pushing toward a history-making vote, Democrats struggled to eliminate lingering complications standing in the way of House action this weekend on President Barack Obama's landmark health care overhaul.