Obama Signs ‘Corrections Bill,’ Completes Health Reform Efforts
On Tuesday, President Obama on Tuesday signed the so-called health reform "corrections" bill (HR 4872) into law, completing the current legislative process for a U.S. health care overhaul, the AP/San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
The legislation -- passed through the budget reconciliation process in the Senate -- makes changes to specific provisions in the health reform bill (HR 3590) Obama signed last week. The corrections bill also includes reforms to the U.S. student loan system (Elliot, AP/San Diego Union-Tribune, 3/30).
The president signed the bill and spoke at Northern Virginia Community College, near Washington, D.C. (San Francisco Chronicle, 3/30).
Obama Calls for More Cost Controls
Obama on Tuesday also appeared on NBC's "Today" show and said that the two health reform bills are only "a first step" in the process of fixing health care, the Chicago Tribune's "The Swamp" reports (Silva, "The Swamp," Chicago Tribune, 3/29).
Obama said additional adjustments will be needed to further reduce costs (Holland, Reuters, 3/30).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.