MEDICARE COMMISSION: Report Won’t Hinge on Approval
Sen. John Breaux (D-LA), cochair of the National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare, said yesterday that the commission does not "necessarily need the required 11 votes for approval of a reform plan for the group to be considered successful." Breaux said while majority approval is ideal, he does not want to water down his proposal "just to get the extra votes on the 17-member commission," and may submit his plan to Congress absent commission approval. "I have to produce a recommendation that is credible, not political," he said (CongressDaily, 1/28).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.