Community Catalyst's Bill Summaries
Summary of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Reconciliation Amendment
(March 30, 2010)
The summary outlines bill signed into law on March 23, 2010 and the changes brought by the amendment signed March 30,2010. The combined legislation expands access to quality, stable, affordable health care; slows the growth of health care costs; and improves the quality of care.
Summary of Senate Health Reform Bill -- updated Dec. 21, 2009
(December 21, 2009)
An updated summary and analysis of the Senate's health reform bill, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, with the Dec. 19 Manager's amendment.
Summary of Senate Health Reform Bill - Nov. 23, 2009
(November 23, 2009)
On November 21, the Senate voted 60-39 to begin debate on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Community Catalyst Summary of "Affordable Health Care for America Act" --UPDATED Nov. 9
(November 09, 2009)
Summary and discussion of the major provisions in the House health reform bill (H.R. 3962), introduced by Speaker Nancy Pelosi Oct. 29 and passed Nov. 7.
Major Amendments to the Senate Finance Committee Chairman’s Mark
(October 06, 2009)
In a two-week mark-up, the Senate Finance Committee adopted dozens of amendments to the bill proposed by Chairman Max Baucus.
Summary of Revised Senate Finance Committee Chairman’s Mark
(September 24, 2009)
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus released a revised version of the America’s Healthy Future Act on Sept. 22, 2009. Thanks to an outpouring of grassroots activism, the revised mark contains a number of improvements especially related to regulating insurers and making insurance more affordable.
Summary of Senate Finance Committee Chairman’s Mark
(September 21, 2009)
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus released his version of the America’s Healthy Future Act on Sept. 16, 2009.
Summary of Initial Draft of Health Reform Bill from House “Tri-Committee”
(June 25, 2009)
The three House Committees with jurisdiction over health reform (dubbed the “tri-committee”) issued its joint initial proposal on June 25, 2009.
Summary of Initial Draft of Senate Health Reform Bill - June 15, 2009
(June 15, 2009)
The initial draft of the national health care reform bill from the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, chaired by Sen. Ted Kennedy
Options for Financing Health Reform
(May 26, 2009)
The U.S. Senate Finance Committee released proposed policy options for financing health coverage expansions in May 2009.
Options for Heath System Change
(April 30, 2009)
In May 2009, the Senate Finance Committee released a paper, Transforming the Health Care Delivery System: Proposals to Improve Patient Care and Reduce Health Care Costs.
Overview of Senate Finance Committee Discussion Paper
(May 13, 2009)
The U.S. Senate Finance Committee released proposed policy options in May 2009 for expanding health coverage.