Longer looks: A Medicare compromise; improving mental health policies

Published on July 1, 2011 at 6:07 AM · No Comments

Every week, Kaiser Health News reporter Jessica Marcy selects interesting reading from around the Web.

Time: What If There Was A Reasonable Compromise On Medicare?
Sen. Joe Lieberman has found an ally for the middle-of-the-road Medicare reform proposal he laid out a few weeks ago. On Tuesday, the independent Senator from Connecticut and conservative Republican Tom Coburn unveiled a tweaked version of Lieberman's plan. They hope to build a coalition of support for the proposal, which they say could save $600 billion over the next ten years. The plan won't save Medicare for all future generations, but it's full of reasonable ideas that could gain bipartisan support - if politics don't stand in the way (Kate Pickert, 6/29).

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