Democrats likely to tweak health care bill after CBO critique


It's a minor setback for the Obama administration's goal of universal health care in the U.S. But it's a setback that will have to be addressed.

On Friday morning, the House Education and Labor Committee voted 26-22 along party lines to approve universal health care legislation. But the Congressional Budget Office -- Congress's independent budget analyst -- said the primary health care overhauls under consideration would not contain costs and could further increase already rising federal government outlays for medical services. The House Ways and Means Committee later approved its portion of the bill by a 23-18 vote, the Associated Press reported Friday.