Report: Health costs up slightly under Senate bill

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2010, file photo House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, seen with House Ways and Means Chairman Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., left, and House Education and Labor Chairman Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., right, speaks to media outside the West Wing of the White House after meeting with President Barack Obama in Washington. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File) (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

January 10, 2010 5:56:18 AM PST
Americans would see only a modest rise in health care costs under the Senate's plan to extend coverage to 34 million people who currently go without health insurance, government economic experts say in a new report.