Health Care Reform Update October 16, 2009
Next week, the House is expected to obtain Congressional Budget Office (CBO) cost estimates on three proposals to create a public, government-run insurance option designed to compete with private insurers. From there, Democratic leaders plan to choose one of the options to include in their final health care reform bill and then submit the final product to CBO for scoring.
According to recent reports, both the House and Senate are expected to debate their health measures simultaneously sometime in early November.
BIAA will continue to monitor the situation closely and alert grassroots advocates if any action is necessary.