Health Care

Obama Officials: Taxes May Rise

Might taxes rise in order to pay for health care? Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and National Economic Council Director Larry Summers refused to rule out the possibility on Sunday. "If we want an economy that's going to grow in the future, people have to understand we have to bring those deficits down. And it's going to be difficult, hard for us to do. And the path to that is through health-care reform," Geithner said, adding, "We're not at the point yet where we're going to make a judgment about what it's going to take." Summers, meanwhile, said, "There is a lot that can happen over time … It is never a good idea to absolutely rule things out, no matter what."