Democrats and some Republicans want to expand health insurance for children, paid for by increasing the tax on tobacco. President Bush has threatened a veto. Is it a step toward universal healthcare? Would it be "socialized medicine?" What would it mean for comprehensive healthcare reform? Also, on Capitol Hill, Donald Rumsfeld's in the hot seat over the cover-up in the death of Pat Tillman and, on Reporter's Notebook, Saudi Arabia says it might talk to Israel and open an embassy in Iraq.
The Politics of Health Insurance for Children
From this Episode:
Children's Healthcare Coverage Becomes 'Philosophical' Battle
President Bush and the Republican Congress created the Medicare prescription drug benefit in 2003 . No new revenue was provided to fund almost $330 billion for five years...
Rumsfeld Deflects the Tillman Controversy on Capitol Hill
Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld was back on Capitol Hill today for the first time since President Bush replaced him with Robert Gates . Democrats accuse him of...