Health Care Reform: Archived Proposals on the Table
Archived Proposals on the Table
The Obama Administration
The essential site for information on the President's proposals is the Health Reform site.
There you will find an outline of the principles underpinning his reform agenda.
You will also find an extensive list of reports on and analyses of the problems these reforms are intended to address.
The key elements of President Obama's healthcare reform agenda are in his address to a joint session of Congress on Health Care Reform on Wednesday September 9th 2009. Watch the full version of this address or read the full transcript.
Watch the four minute summary. of the Obama Plan
House of Representatives
November 7 The House of Representatives passed the House Bill H.R. 3962 - Affordable Health Care for America Act by a vote of 220-215, but Stupak's amendment restricting women's choice and access to abortion within the public option or with private, subsidized plans was also passed.
Only one Republican voted for the Bill and 39 Democrats listed here voted against the Bill.
For regular updates on action in the House of Representatives on healthcare, go to the website of the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, from which you can link to news articles and statements on Health Care Reform. For background on the key Committees and other proposals in the House go here.
The two key committees in the Senate for this legislation are Health, Education, Labour and Pensions and the Finance Committee, which oversees Medicare and Medicaid.
Within the Democratic Party
There is a range of positions within the Democratic Party and we will provide links that fully reflect that range.
Go to the Democratic Party site for information on the healthcare agenda.
Send us your suggestions. To kick off this list, we start with the following:
Those supporting and campaigning for the inclusion of a public option:
- Stand with Dr Howard Dean
The Citizens for Real Health Care Reform and a Public Option. The site for the petition created by Senators Dick Durbin, Patrick Leahy, and Chuck Schumer
Compare the Bills
See the Commonwealth Fund report on The Comprehensive Health Reform Bills of which looks at the key provisions of the House and Senate Bills.
The Kaiser Family Foundation offers a Side by Side Comparison of the Major Healthcare Reform Proposals.
Produced by E Capizzi with thanks to Bill Barnard Barbie Young for researching and recommending links
February 2 2010
Go here for documents, videos and discussion of the Senate bill.