With so many false claims about the health care reform proposals floating around, we thought this would be a good time to offer links to the actual proposals, as well as links to some good fact checking and and a plain-English explanation of the proposed reforms.
- H.R. 3200 from OpenCongress.org that allows readers to comment on specific parts of the bill
- Summary of H.R. 3200 by the House Committees on Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce and Education and Labor
- Congressional Budget Office’s cost estimate for H.R. 3200, America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009
- CBO’s special collection of documents, analysis, presentations and other publications about health costs
Affordable Health Choices Act from the Senate’s Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee
Summary of the House Tri-Committee proposal by the House Committees on Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, and Education and Labor
Sen. Max Baucus’ Call to Action, which is not intended to be a legislative proposal. It is his vision
for policy and the process in the upcoming health care reform debate.
H.R. 676, The United States National Health Care Act or “Expanded & Improved Medicare For All,” introduced by Rep. John Conyers Jr.
Patients’ Choice Act, from senators Tom Coburn and Richard Burr and representatives Paul Ryan and Devin Nunes
Crossing Our Lines: Working Together to Reform the U.S. Health System, a proposal from former senators Howard Baker, Tom Daschle and Bob Dole
Fact checking the claims
Rand Corporation has links to key documents released by the White House, the Congress, federal agencies, and other stakeholders.
Health care reform: A simple explanation from Politifact’s Angie Drobnic Holan
Seven falsehoods about health care, from FactCheck.org
Covering Health: Parikh defends Emanuel of ‘death panel’ fame
See all Covering Health posts about health care reform.