THE CONGRESS: Head Winds on the Hill

Just after the Eisenhower legislative program hit cruising speed on Capitol Hill last fortnight, it ran into fog and head winds in both the House and the Senate. On six bills the Administration suffered telling setbacks, all of them affecting major Eisenhower policies. The six:

Health Insurance. The biggest blow was the House defeat of the President's request for a $25 million reinsurance fund to back up non-Government health insurance plans, e.g., Blue Cross and similar organizations. This was an important item: a week before the bill reached the House, Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare Oveta Gulp Hobby, after being...

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