Health Care Takes Back Seat in State of the Union
Posted at 1 p.m. on Feb. 13
“President Obama made clear in his State of the Union address Tuesday that healthcare costs are the biggest driver of U.S. debt, but offered no new proposals for reining in those costs,” The Hill reports.
“Obama called for reducing Medicare’s payments for prescription drugs, charging seniors a higher premium for their Medicare benefits, and changing the way healthcare services are delivered.”
Modern Healthcare: “Similar to last year, the president barely made mention of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, even though the massive coverage expansions under the law will take effect late this year.”