Cain To Talk Health Policy On Capitol Hill
GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain is scheduled today to give a Capitol Hill speech that is expected to focus on his health care policies and positions. Also in the news, a Washington Post fact-check examines claims by Mitt Romney, another GOP candidate, regarding health care subsidies.
Kaiser Health News: Capsules: Cain On Health Care: What To Expect From Capitol Hill Speech
When GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain comes face-to-face with a crowd of legislators and news reporters Wednesday, the subject will be health care policy, not sexual harassment — if Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Texas, has his way (Werber Serafini, 11/1).
The Washington Post: Fact Checker Biography: Romney's Problematic Claims Of Reducing Health Care Subsidies
Romney's comments suggest he crafted a successful solution for the problem of free riders who were costing his state loads of money. We looked at the outcomes of the Massachusetts Health Care Reform plan — ie, "RomneyCare" — to find out whether the program worked as he intended. … Romney appears to have conflated the fact that his program reduced the number of uninsured with fixing the problem of free riders. He deserves credit for giving Massachusetts the lowest rate of uninsured in the nation, but his state remains saddled with equal or greater costs for those who can't or won't buy insurance. … Overall, the former governor earns three Pinocchios for his remarks (Hicks, 11/1).