Analyzing the president’s health care proposal

The World

President Obama released a proposal for health care reform Monday that hewed close to the bill passed last year by the Senate. After watching months of rancorous debate in Congress, the White House is laying out the key points of the proposal in plain language. But will it be enough to get reform unstuck?

The plan would be funded by a variety of sources, including a Medicare tax on unearned income like investments for people making more than $200,000, along with higher fees on drug manufacturers.

We dissect the new proposal with Trudy Lieberman, contributing editor to the Columbia Journalism Review, and Mary Agnes Carey, senior correspondent for Kaiser Health News.

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