The U-S Senate continues grinding away on the healthcare overhaul bill, hoping to be done before Christmas. But Senator McCaskill would not be surprised to still be working on the bill then.
“It’s healthcare all the time here,” she says.
McCaskill says the Congressional Budget Office’s cost estimate is essential before the bill can move forward because several senators have said they’ll vote against it if the CBO does not show it to be budget neutral, or better.
McCaskill is trying to amend the bill to keep insurance companies from jacking up their rates before the changes go into effect, as credit card companies are doing before a new federal credit card law becomes effective. macjack.