More federal spending for Medicaid and investments in health information technology could be part of next year's stimulus package. President-elect Barack Obama is calling the state of the country's health system an emergency and immediate action is necessary.
Obama and Democratic leaders in Congress are devising plans to significantly expand the health provisions in next month's economic recovery legislation. Adding billions to health programs is expected to boost the economy and also act as a down payment on promises for broader health care reform.
Source:WashingtonPost.com, Obama, Lawmakers Expanding Health Measures in Stimulus Plan