Update from CQ here, but lots of drama in Congress today on SCHIP, the State Children’s Health Insurance Program. Congress is close to a reauthorization deal, but it’s just not enough when you consider that a whole lotta people who are 65 plus can’t afford their drugs and may lose access to their own doctors next year. It’s especially lousy when you consider that if you’re on Medicare, your premiums have doubled since 2000. Now I know health care costs are expensive, but it can’t be easy for people who have limited incomes.
Reaction from AARP: Joining with the American Medical Association to run a new round of joint advertisements in DC, asking Congress not to defer Medicare improvements until the last minute. Will post ‘em once I see ‘em.
And so are the days of our lives…
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