Columnist discusses how Obama might pay for health care reform

05/14/09 Mitch E. Perry
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While standing alongside President Obama yesterday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House of Representatives will have a health care reform bill to vote on by the end of July.

Details are few about what that bill will look like, and just as important, how it will be funded.

Yesterday WMNF spoke with New York Times Business Columnist David Leonhardt, who wrote about the issue on Wednesday. In addition to raising taxes, Leonhardt suggests cutting health care spending would also raise more revenue to pay for the reform. But a study to investigate medical effectiveness is being resisted by the insurance companies.

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