Friday, January 29, 2010

Two-Track Approach to Making Health Reform Happen

Pelosi has indicated that a two-pronged approach will be taken to health reform:
  1. Pass those reform items where there is general agreement between the Senate and House versions now.
  2. Delay more comprehensive health reform.
Reforms likely to be passed soon address financial access to insurance, underwriting issues, and Medicare value-based purchasing.

Delayed issues are likely to include new taxes, insurance exchanges, and expansion of Medicaid.

Click here to read the article, which includes detailed lists of what is likely to be in any health reform package that is passed in the short-term and those reforms that will, most likely, have to wait.

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