As the health care reform policy debate continues, Americans increasingly are asking where to read the text of the health care reform legislation that members of Congress are debating.  While numerous alternatives presently are pending before Congress, much of recent discussion and debate has focused around one of the following bills:

  • H.R. 3200: America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009 introduced in the House by Rep Dingell, John D. on July 14, 2009, the text of which as originally introduced may be reviewed  here;
  • S. __, the Affordable Health Choices Act approved by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, the text of which as approved may be reviewed here.

We also encourage you and others to join the discussion about these and other health care reform proposals and concerns by joining the Coalition for Responsible Health Care Reform Group on Linkedin, registering to receive these updates here The author of this article, Curran Tomko and Tarski LLP Health Care Practice Chair Cynthia Marcotte Stamer has extensive experience advising and assisting health industry clients and others about a diverse range of health care policy, regulatory, compliance, risk management and operational concerns.  You can get more information about her health industry experience here.  

Interested persons can find information about Co-Sponsors, key legislative actions and other information about this and other health care reform legislation here

The Coaltion for Patient Empowerment (COPE) will host a Dallas/Fort Worth town hall meeting featuring Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX) and Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (invited) on August 17, 2009 at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas beginning at 8:30 a.m.  For more information about the town hall meeting, how your organization can partner in co-hosting this town hall meeting or in organizing other town hall meetings or activities, or how you or your organization can participate in these and other COPE activities, e-mail the COPE Event Chair, Cynthia Stamer, at cstamer@solutionslawyer.net.

 

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