Emerging from the July Fourth recess, Congress confronted at least 10 “major” health care reform proposals including legislative drafts and white papers. Each of these proposals would dramatically expand government’s role in financing and delivery of health care through methods ranging from completely replacing the current system with a government-run health insurance program for all Americans, to mandating that everyone maintain health insurance coverage and funding expanded access through various taxes and penalties. The cost of these reforms has been estimated to be somewhere between $1 trillion and $3.5 trillion over 10 years. View full article (PDF).

This article appeared in Washington Business magazine, a publication of the Association of Washington Business.