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Health care reform: state of play

23 February 2010

Every once in a while my wife asks me, “So what is in this health-care reform bill, anyway, and what good will it do us?” And I usually answer something like “a hummina hummina hummina”, because with all the negotiations and plans and bills and amendments and proposals that have been floated for the past nine months, it’s hard to keep track. Fortunately, Igor Volsky, of the Center for American Progress’s “Wonk Room” blog, has compiled a handy table showing the salient differences between the bill passed by the House, the bill passed by the Senate, and the compromise that the White House has proposed today.

The common points, briefly, are: