Monday, August 02, 2010

Two Health Care Updates

Sorting through the accumulated press releases, blast emails, etc., I found two that complement each other.

From "Poll shows opposition to health care overhaul declining," by David S. Hilzenrath
Washington Post (7/29):

Opposition to the landmark health care overhaul declined over the past month, to 35 percent from 41 percent, according to the latest results of a tracking poll, reported Thursday.

Fifty percent of the public held a favorable view of the law, up slightly from 48 percent a month ago, while 14 percent expressed no opinion about the measure, according to the poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

and from: "White House report claims $8B in Medicare savings," by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar (AP 8/02):
The new health overhaul law will start producing savings for Medicare right away, and over time add 12 years of solvency to the program's giant trust fund for inpatient care, the Obama administration says in a report to be released Monday.

Good news all around!

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