Health Law Complexities Create Challenges For Va. Senate Candidates
The Washington Post reports on how the challenges surrounding the implementation of the overhaul are leading Senate candidates in Virginia to some nuanced positions. Meanwhile, Kaiser Health News tracked weekend news coverage of statement by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on why she thinks the GOP position on Medicare will help Democrats take back the House.
The Washington Post: Health Care Divide Doesn't Simplify Senate Race For All Va. Voters
[T]he choice is not a simple one for every Virginian -- nor for the candidates themselves, who have some nuance to their positions. [Republican Senate candidate George] Allen wants to help repeal the law while preserving a couple of its most popular provisions; [Democrat Tim] Kaine wants to hang on to the heart of the legislation but fix certain aspects of it. Because the health care law is so complex, and because it has not been fully implemented, some voters aren't sure whether they want it to stay or go. That's true even for those who are immersed in health care policy in their professional lives (Vozzella, 9/15).
Kaiser Health News also tracked weekend reports about House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's comments that the GOP position on Medicare will help Democrats take back the House (9/16).This is part of the Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.