The House Committee on Ways and Means just passed H.R. 3200, the America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009, by a vote of 23-18. The bill will cover 97 percent of Americans, according to CBO.
“Today’s vote is another historic step toward enacting health care reform this year,” said Health Subcommittee Chairman Pete Stark of California. “I look forward reconciling our changes with the other committees, and voting on the floor of the House to provide affordable, quality health care to all Americans.” Click here to view Chairman Stark’s opening statement.
The provisions will be merged with provisions currently under consideration in the Committees on Energy and Commerce and Education and Labor for consideration by the full House of Representatives in the coming weeks.