Washington bureau chief Matt DoBias covers Congress and healthcare policy issues for Modern Healthcare. Will this finally be the year of substantial movement on healthcare reform?
While President Obama isn't likely to get everything he called for in his proposals during the campaign, look for the U.S. to inch closer to a form of universal coverage. First out of the gates is another economic stimulus package, with a bill expected to contain about $25 billion in funding for health information technology and billions more for Medicaid and possibly the State Children's Health Insurance Plan.
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