From the Center on Public Policy Priorities--
Capitol Hill Health Reform Update
- The Senate Finance Committee has completed all of its open round table discussions on health reform, and has begun closed-door “walk-throughs” in the areas of health care delivery systems, expanding health coverage, and financing health reform.
- The Committee projects that it will have draft legislation ready by mid-June and advocates will have another opportunity to weigh-in during the official mark-up period.
- Both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives plan to have their respective health reform bills written and voted on before the August Congressional recess.
The Senate Finance Committee released a new policy proposal for expanding health care coverage based on the Committee’s second roundtable discussion on health reform, held May 5, on expanding health coverage. Visit the Action Alert for the full text of the proposal, a summary, talking points, and information on how to contact Senators.