House Committees Approve Health Reform Bill

Two of the House Committees with jurisdiction over health reform passed legislation out of Committee that would overhaul our nation's health care system. On July 17, the Ways and Means Committee approved the tri-Committee's health reform legislation, the America's Affordable Health Choices Act (H.R. 3200). Later on July 17, the Education and Labor Committee also voted H.R. 3200 out of committee with a vote of 26-22. H.R. 3200 was introduced jointly by the three House Committees on July 14.