No one said it would be easy – or simple. After months of hard work, negotiations, public protests, and compromise, House and Senate leadership are beginning the process of combining two competing reform bills into one law. Collectively weighing in at more than 4,000 pages, these reform proposals can be difficult to penetrate, and some of the key details have been lost.
Over the past several months, EPI has tracked every key development in the effort to reform health care and weighed in on the fairness and effectiveness of various proposals, from how reform will be funded to how much it will cost – or save – the typical American. Attached is a guide to some of the key issues at stake. continue reading