Daily News Round-Up for July 20, 2009

Politico (Washington, DC)

A tax surcharge on wealthy Americans to pay for health care reform is a “legitimate way to go forward,” said Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on NBC’s Meet The Press.

Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA)

As President Obama’s campaign-style push for healthcare reform continues, a poll published today found that, for the first time, public support for his handling of the issue has slipped below 50%.

The Hill (Washington, DC)

After distancing himself from lobbyists in campaign ads, Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.) was on Martha’s Vineyard this weekend meeting with some of the most well known names on K Street.

New York Times (New York, NY)

The nation’s governors, Democrats as well as Republicans, voiced deep concern Sunday about the shape of the health care plan emerging from Congress, fearing that Washington was about to hand them expensive new Medicaid obligations without money to pay for them.


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