Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Legislative "Cliff Notes": The Difference Between House and Senate Health Reform Bills

Tomorrow 60 senators expect to vote out their version of the health care reform bill. Then comes the Conference Committee to resolve the many differences, while preserving the narrower Senate margin needed for final passage.

The Division of Legislative Counsel for the AMA has assembled a Health System Reform Legislative Summary Chart of Major Provisions of the House, Senate and the recent "Manager's Amendment" to the Senate bill.

Expect the combined legislation to look much like the Senate columns.

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