Read the House Democrats’ health reform draft

House Education and Labor Committee Chairman George Miller, D-Martinez, and Ways and Means Health Subcommittee Chairman Pete Stark, D-Fremont, will be among several chairs holding a press conference shortly on Capitol Hill to unveil their discussion draft for health care reform. The Education and Labor, Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce committees– all with jurisdiction over House health policy – “have been working together as one committee to develop a single bill that fulfills President Obama’s goals of reducing health care costs, protecting and increasing consumers’ choices, and guaranteeing access to quality, affordable health care for all Americans,” according to a news release.

If you don’t want to wait another half hour for the draft, read it here right now.

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.

  • Elwood

    I would rather hear a press conference of actual chairs.

    George Miller and Pete Stark have been in Congress so long that their brains have rotted.

    They now actually believe their own BS.