Critical Condition

NRO’s health-care blog.

60? Really?


Obamacare’s public support is dipping. (A recent CNN poll found 61 percent of Americans opposed to the Senate’s health-care bill.) As John Fund reports on, Senate Democrats also have growing concerns:

Even Democrats were skeptical of the late addition of Medicare expansion to the debate. “It is a major part of health reform that has clearly not gotten the airing of, say, the public option,” acknowledged Democratic Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon. Wondered Senator Barbara Mikulski of Maryland: “What is the impact on the stability of Medicare? If we are going to expand it to three million people, then how are we going to pay for it? One of the ideas of health reform was to ensure the stability and solvency and benefit package of Medicare.”


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