Small nursing home operators stand to benefit from a 20% tax cut for small businesses that passed the House Thursday.
Democrats have been successful in telling Americans that the Republican-proposed budget known as the "Ryan plan" could have a significantly negative impact on nursing home residents, according to a new poll.
Key Republican lawmakers said they would wait until after the 2012 elections to make major changes to Medicare, according to published reports. At least one key GOP member, however, challenged that assertion.
Now that Republicans know they'll control the House starting in January, they've begun outlining plans for battling key provisions of President Obama's healthcare reform bill. Since they are still a minority in the Senate, making a full-scale repeal of the bill implausible, Republicans have opted to focus on funding aspects of the bill.