Analysis and Modeling of the Leading Health Care Reform Bills of the 109th Congress (2005–06)


Through various bills introduced in 2005-06, members of Congress have tried to address rapidly rising health care costs and insurance premiums, the erosion of comprehensive and affordable coverage, and problems with the safety and quality of care. Yet there has been little systematic analysis of these proposals to gauge their relative potential for success, estimate their costs to the federal budget, and assess their potential for long-term savings. This project will analyze and compare leading congressional bills that are designed to expand health coverage, improve public insurance programs like Medicare and Medicaid, control health care costs and improve efficiency, improve the quality and safety of care, and develop more rational payment policies. The findings will enable policymakers and the public to understand how various proposals will affect health care access, cost, and quality.

Grant Details

Grantee Organization:
The Commonwealth Fund
Principal Investigator:
Sara R. Collins
Award Amount:
Approval Date:
April 11, 2006
Related Topics
Health Care Coverage

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