House Tri-Committee Proposal (Committee on Energy and Commerce, Committee on Education and Labor, Ways and Means Committee)

Man in Hospital Bed

This week, the House began debating their draft Health Care Reform bill that was developed by the chairmen of the three committees of jurisdiction.

Both the Energy and Commerce and Education and Labor committees held public hearings on the measure Tuesday. The hearings covered the gamut of health policy issues under debate in Congress at the moment, including the merits of creating a government-run insurance plan to compete with private insurers, how to finance an overhaul and how to protect doctor-patient relationships.

Importantly, the draft bill includes Rehabilitative services as part of the minimum benefits package and does not impose annual or lifetime limits on coverage.