With the passage this week of health reform H.R. 3200 in the House Ways and Means and House Education and Labor Committee early today, and the passage of another bill from the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee on Wednesday, health reform has now passed three of the five relevant committees.
Chairman Miller talked about the importance of the vote:
Floor votes are one committee away in both chambers: the House Energy and Commerce Committee in the House, and the Senate Finance Committee in the Senate.
Even though this is historic–this is the farthest that health reform has ever gotten at the federal level–President Barack Obama has a press conference today to be clear that he wasn’t satisfied: he is seeking full passage of health reform this year.