ACP Internist's daily digest of news and events continues with a look at the latest on health care reform.
President Obama released his new proposal for health care reform today, in advance of a bipartisan health summit scheduled for this Thursday. The plan is modeled on the bill passed by the Senate in December but would cost $79 billion more, although less than the $1.05-trillion House bill, the New York Times reported. Republicans called the proposal "government takeover of health care," while the White House billed it as an "opening bid" for Thursday's meeting, the Washington Post said. The White House has posted a summary of the proposal online. (New York Times, Washington Post, WhiteHouse.gov)