Senate pushes ahead on long-term care program
GOP fails in effort to cut key health-care reform funding sources
By Lori Montgomery and Shailagh Murray
Washington Post Staff Writer
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Republican senators continued their assault Friday on key funding sources for a health-care overhaul, targeting Democratic plans to cut payments to private insurers who serve Medicare patients and to create a new government insurance program for long-term care that would raise more than $70 billion over the next decade.