President Obama made it clear Wednesday evening in a joint session speech
that he is demanding health care reform action this year. With the spark
given by the President’s address, Democrats are enthusiastically
working to find a way past their differences over such issues as inclusion
of a public insurance option.
This week, the Senate Finance Committee released an outline of their proposal
that is set to be made public next week. BIAA has some concerns about
the proposal and is contacting members of the committee to ensure comprehensive
coverage in the full proposal. The Committee plans to mark up a bill the
week of Sept. 21, 2009.
The House may vote on its bill in the coming weeks, though debate continues
over what kind of public option it will contain.
Stay tuned for action alerts as legislation progresses!