Perhaps you’re beginning to tune into the congressional health insurance debate — trying to make sense of the new bill. We have reached the final stages of this process and you may be scratching your head and asking, “where do I even begin?”
The core problems are well known:
- 47 million people in this country are without health insurance.
- Health care costs continue to increase substantially every year as our premiums consume more of our paychecks.
So, what is the Senate doing to solve these critical issues?
If you’ve been following newspaper, magazine, blog and television coverage of the debate, you are likely answering the question as you read this. But if you’re just beginning to take stock of how the Senate health care bill will affect your life, we encourage you to follow the advice of Alex MacGillis, reporter for The Washington Post – “Don’t let anyone tell you that it’s somehow beyond your grasp.”
To help you get started, we’ve included our ‘recommended reading’ list that will explain some of the most critical aspects of the Senate bill:
- Kaiser Health News, Jonathan Cohn, The Senate Health Bill Saves Families Money
- The Washington Post, Ezra Klein, Five Cost Controls in the Senate Health Care Bill
- The New York Times, Robb Mandelbaum, What The Senate’s Health Bill Means for Small Business
- The New York Times, David M. Herzenhorn, Health Bill Benefits for the Impatient
- Huffington Post, Sen. Tom Harkin, The Senate’s “Starter Home” Health Reform