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House votes to extend student loans at health care expense april 2012

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The House of Representatives voted for a Republican-backed plan to extend low student loan rates which would take money from the health care fund.
Agreement reached just days before July 1 deadline, when interest rates would double
An estimated 19 percent of households had student loan debt in 2010
A bipartisan group of senators have agreed on a deal that would restore lower interest rates through 2015.
House votes to extend student loans at health care expense april 2012

A young man holds a sign during an Occupy Wall Street rally against the high cost of college tuitions April 25, 2012 in New York. Scores of students and former students gathered to complain about the high cost of tuitions and college loans.

DON EMMERT