Topic: Paul Van De Water
Medicare and health care costs were an insignificant part of the budget talks. If health care costs keep growing faster than GDP, can we ever come up with a solid debt deal?
Dire pronouncements aside, the process is just getting started, with legislation at a formative stage and Obama yet to offer his plan.
Liberal economists see the $3.6 trillion proposal as a 'step in the right direction.'
Economic Scene: The latest report from the trustees of the system show improvement in its finances, despite some grim coverage.