Senate finance committee passes reform bill
The Senate Finance Committee voted 14-9 to approve health care reform legislation yesterday, October 13th, extending coverage to 91% of U.S. residents, according to AHA.
“Today, the Senate Finance Committee reached an important milestone on the road to health reform,” said Rich Umbdenstock, AHA’s president and CEO. “Like Chairman Baucus and other members of the committee, we remain concerned about the need to further expand the level of coverage in the bill. As efforts begin to merge the two Senate bills, we will work to ensure that even more of the uninsured have health care coverage.”