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Small Biz Health Care Roundup

Jul 09, 2009

Posted by Kristin Oberlander - Here are some of the top health care headlines from the past week:

White House and Hospitals Are Reported to Be Near Deal (New York Times)
The Obama administration and major hospital associations are nearing a deal for about $150 billion in cost savings to help pay for an overhaul of the nation’s health care system. Updated story in Washington Post.

Self-Imposed Health Care Deadline Looms (National Public Radio)
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are returning to work on efforts to craft a bill to overhaul the nation's health care system. House and Senate leaders have pledged to get health bills passed by both chambers before members leave for their annual summer break next month. However, sometimes Congress acts at its own pace.

White House Open To Deal On Public Plan (Wall Street Journal)
President Barack Obama has campaigned vigorously for a full public option. But he's also said that he won't draw a "line in the sand" over this point.

Health-Care Reform: What It Means for You (Washington Post)
As President Obama and Congress try to overhaul health care, almost every American has a stake. Will you get the care you need? Can you avoid financial ruin? The potential upsides and downsides described below reflect various proposals under consideration.

Wal-Mart Supports Health Care Employer Mandate (CBS News)
Wal-Mart joined with a large union and a liberal think tank to endorse the idea of an employer mandate in health care reform, setting the major retailer apart from most other businesses.