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.