Health Care Reform Update, June 2008
Currently, the Senate Finance Committee has reached no consensus on major provisions of the anticipated health care overhaul, raising doubts that it will be considered this month. Committee members remain at an impasse in part because members still lack a clear picture of what potential policy choices would cost.
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO), which estimates what legislation will cost the taxpayers, is scrambling to analyze dozens of policy options the committee is considering. Without cost estimates, lawmakers say it is difficult to decide which provisions they can support. (CQ)
BIAA will continue monitoring the situation closely.