Comparison of Healthcare Reform Bills

by Pam Bellm, director of legislative affairs

The U.S. Chamber has put together a very interesting comparison between the House and Senate Healthcare reform bills currently being debated. The Senate bill (SB 3590) would cover 94% of legal residents; the House bill (HR 3962) would cover 96% of legal residents. Both bills include government subsidies. The Senate bill mandates almost everyone have health insurance or face fines which begin at $95; the House bill makes it mandatory for everyone to have health insurance or face a penalty of 2.5% of income. Both plans allow waivers for economic hardships.

Follow this link to access the entire comparison. There is a lot of good information put together in an easy read format.

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