Health care reform legislation has been winding its way through congress over the last couple of months. All the associated partisan lobbying, bickering and complaining makes it hard to keep up with the actual legislative.
Thankfully, several sources have put together summaries of the proposed bills:
2. Business Week has another story showing how the the 3 main proposals will impact the self-employed, small employers and larger employers.
There is still a long way to go before a health care reform bill is passed. And I continue to think there is a good chance health care legislation will not be passed this year. The recent Congressional Budget Office analysis and testimony provides plenty of fodder for those opposed to reform. Key quote from the CBO's budget director:
We do not see the sort of fundamental changes that would be necessary to reduce the trajectory of federal health spending by a significant amount. On the contrary, the legislation significantly expands the federal responsibility.