By Marie Liu*
June 9, 2009
An initial draft of a comprehensive healthcare reform bill prepared by Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA) and the staff of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, dubbed the "American Health Choices Act," has been circulated. This legislation is the first of two comprehensive health reform bills expected from Senate leaders. Also to be introduced soon is a major health reform bill in the House of Representatives, a result of extensive negotiations by three House committees with jurisdiction on healthcare: Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, and Education and Labor.
The Healthcare Reform Educational Task Force will provide forthcoming analysis on this and subsequent draft legislation.
*AHLA wishes to thank Marie Liu, Esquire (Arent Fox LLP, Los Angeles, CA) for providing this email alert.
The Healthcare Reform Educational Task Force is a joint endeavor of the Healthcare Liability and Litigation; Hospitals and Health Systems; In-House Counsel; Payors, Plans, and Managed Care; Physician Organizations; Regulation, Accreditation, and Payment; and Teaching Hospitals and Academic Medical Centers Practice Groups.