The Senate committee on health care has advanced a milestone measure for Obama’s plan.
Press Release Service – Wired PR News – President Barack Obama’s key priority of providing universal healthcare to the public was voted on by the Senate health committee Wednesday. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the vote by the committee advanced a $600 billion measure that would require Americans to obtain health insurance, and employers to help supply the rate. The bill also calls for government financial help with premiums for those who will have trouble with the costs. However, the complete plan is still under development.
Senator Chris Dodd of Connecticut is quoted in the report as stating of the bill, “This time we’ve produced legislation that by and large I think the American people want.”
As noted by the AP, House Democratic leaders pledged to meet President Obama’s health care legislation goal by August earlier this week. Leaders are reportedly offering a $1.5 trillion plan, which would make healthcare both a first time right and responsibility for citizens of the United States.
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