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Side-by-Side Comparison of Major Health Care Reform Proposals

submitted February 24, 2010 by Matthew Ellis   |   comments

Health care reform has not been easy. It's a complicated area of policy that impacts billions (if not trillions) of dollars. Certainly, there are legitimate arguments for and against nearly every aspect of each proposal that stem from basic philosophical differences on the role of government in our society. In addition to these legitimate arguments, the process has been further complicated by the mudslinging that is perhaps inevitable with so much money at stake. 

Accessing Relevant Information

How to wade through all the information out there? Some of it is well-intentioned, while some of it intends to deliberately distort the facts. We've linked to the Kaiser Family Foundation's analysis in our Resources section for some time now, but with the televised summit drawing near, it seems appropriate to highlight this comparison of the current proposals.

You can access the side-by-side comparison of the House bill, Senate bill, and President  Obama's recent proposal here.

See more information at http://healthreform.kff.org/, which also includes all the Foundation’s research, analysis and polling on health reform issues; columns by Kaiser President and CEO Drew Altman; and news summaries from Kaiser Health News, an editorially independent news service established by the Foundation.

Thursday's summit will be carried live in its entirety at WhiteHouse.gov/live.