From the News Bin:
Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) has formed a commission of health care experts to develop health care reform recommendations for federal legislation, the Omaha World-Herald reports. The commission comprises 10 members who will examine health care access and quality, cost control, the roles of medical science and technology to improve care, and the effect that baby boomers will have on future costs, according to the World-Herald (Thompson, Omaha World-Herald, 2/23). Part of the commission's mandate is identifying "more effective financing vehicles for American health care than current public and private plans." Hagel said that the goal will be to ensure sustainable health care for all families.
Smart move. Methinks someone is getting ready for '08.