Dems sweeten health-care bill

Fri, Mar 19, 2010Healthcare

Arizona Republic
By David Espo

WASHINGTON - With historic health-care change in the balance, Democrats plowed fresh billions into insurance subsidies for consumers on Thursday and added a $250 rebate for seniors facing high prescription-drug costs, last-minute sweeteners to sweeping $940 billion legislation headed for a climactic weekend vote.

President Barack Obama scuttled an Asian trip in favor of last-minute lobbying at the White House on his signature issue, playing host to a procession of wavering Democrats seeking favors.

Tags: Health care reform, Seniors, Students, Democrats, Barack Obama

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