As the U.S. House and Senate work on health-care reform before adjourning for an August recess, are you having trouble keeping track of the various proposals?
The Kaiser Family Foundation has compiled a helpful 42-page side-by-side comparison [pdf] of the Senate Finance Committee’s policy options, the Senate HELP Committee’s Affordable Health Choices Act, the House Tri-Committee Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009 and President Obama’s Principles for Health Reform.
Those Senate and House proposals require an individual mandate.
If you keep scrolling to page 22, you’ll see a comparison of bills introduced early this year for the Patients’ Choice Act of 2009, the U.S. National Health Care Act and the U.S. National Health Insurance Act. Further down are proposals for the American Health Security Act, the AmeriCare Health Care Act, the Healthy Americans Act, and “Crossing Our Lines: Working Together to Reform the U.S. Health System,” from former Senate majority leaders Howard Baker, Tom Daschle and Bob Dole.
The compilation was last updated July 24.