As Obama Unveils New Health Care Plan, Old Politics Await


President Barack Obama unveiled a revised proposal to reform the health care system Monday. While it may attract new public support, it's likely to encounter the same old resistance: partisan opposition in Congress.

Among other changes, the president has proposed the creation of a new Health Insurance Rate Authority to review changes in state-level health insurance premiums. The panel would "help States determine how rate review will be enforced and monitor insurance market behavior," the administration's proposal says. Controversial changes such as Anthem Blue Cross of California's recently announced 39% increase in premiums would presumably come under its review.