Stimulating debate…

Similar to my post over at TNR’s The Treatment, here’s California Representative Pete Stark about the health provisions, their virtues, and how they relate to health reform (Thanks to Josh Richman’s Political Blotter blog of the Contra Costa Times for the clip):

The Senate Finance Committee, chaired by Senator Max Baucus, has put out their own version of economic recovery and reinvestment. On the health portions, there’s lots of similarities with the house: Health IT investment, COBRA subsidies, some Medicaid funding, and a temporary increase in Medicaid matching funds–partially based on the state’s economic climate. There are differences, including that the Senate version does not seem to include the House’s version of a Medicaid expansion for unemployed adults.

More to come…

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