As reform stalls.

As reform stalls, Senators scramble to cut back or cut costs The high price of securing health insurance for all Americans, the top domestic concern of President Obama, offers Congressional Democrats scrambling to cut back their proposals or come across methods to trim tens of billions of dollars a year from existing health programs, the New York Times reports. Early estimates for the price of the Senate Financing Committee’s reform proposal are far greater than anticipated, forcing leading senators in charge of shaping the legislation right into a holding pattern because they seek lower-price alternatives. Among the items being considered: ‘an automatic mechanism’ to lessen the growth of Medicare under an expedited method like the one used to close military bases and a requirement that some employers contribute to the price of Medicaid or personal health insurance for low-wage workers .

Copyright 2009 Advisory Board Organization and Kaiser Family Foundation. All rights reserved.. As rainy season begins, U.N.N. Unique envoy for Haiti, asked U.N. According to Clinton, the needs of several individuals who survived the earthquake are not being met. The U.N. ‘Floods and mudslides killed at least 13 people in Haiti over the weekend, of the January 12 earthquake increasing fears about the vulnerability of survivors, on Monday officials and aid employees said,’ Reuters writes. ‘As the start of the annual rainy season looms in March and the risk of floods and mudslides rises, a global relief operation is racing against time to improve shelter conditions for thousands of quake victims who are camped out in the roads and open areas in the capital and other towns,’ according to the news service.

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