Wyoming – A new bill sponsored in part by Senator Mike Enzi could curb health insurance costs for small businesses, but some say the bill could hurt more than it helps. Capitol Hill reporter Todd Zwillich has the story.
Washington D-C – THE WHITE HOUSE HAS SPOKEN TO REPUBLICAN WYOMING SENATOR CRAIG THOMAS ABOUT BECOMING THE ADMINISTRATION'S NEXT INTERIOR SECRETARY. CURRENT INTERIOR BOSS GALE NORTON STEPS ASIDE IN A FEW WEEKS. THOMAS CHAIRS THE SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE ON PARKS...AND HE'S A MEMBER OF THE INDIAN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE. THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT HAS JURISIDICTION OVER BOTH AREAS. A THOMAS SPOKESMAN SAYS THE SENATOR'S TALKED TO THE WHITE HOUSE ABOUT THE OPENING. AND THOMAS SAYS HE'S NOT CAMPAIGNING FOR THE JOB.
Washington D-C – A bill that a Wyoming U-S Senator calls landmark was given approval by a Senate committee. It allows Small business people the chance to work together to offer insurance. Senator Mike Enzi says it is an effort that took a long time to get accomplished. While the bill is being praised by many small business organizations, other health organizations worry that it will allow companies to opt out of offering coverage mandated by some states. Enzi would like all mandates to be offered but he also says the main objective is to get more people on insurance.