6/06/2007

Health Care Reform

Last month the Blue Ribbon Commission for Health Care Reform selected four health reform proposals to undergo modeling and analysis before they make a recommendation to the General Assembly.

The commission was created by the state legislature in 2006 to make recommendations for comprehensive health care reform. Their charge was to select plans that would increase access to health care coverage and decrease costs for residents.

Features of the proposed programs include subsidies for those under 200 - 400% of the federal poverty level, and mandated health coverage. Details on the proposals are available on the commission's proposal website.

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