AAOS takes aim at healthcare reform

By Nick Piatek

As members of Congress return to Washington after the August recess, they are faced with the challenges of finalizing and reconciling healthcare reform measures. Although both the House and Senate failed to meet President Obama’s initial deadline of passing comprehensive healthcare reform before Labor Day, neither the president—nor the American public—are willing to let this opportunity go by.

The president has now stated that healthcare reform will pass by the end of the year. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has said, “Congress is closer than ever before in history to passing comprehensive health insurance reform … In September, Congress will pass legislation that puts Americans and their doctors back in charge, holds insurance companies accountable, guarantees stability and peace of mind, lowers costs, and provides more choices for higher quality care.”

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