"Descriptions of Policy Options" Released April 29, 2009

by Government Relations

The Senate Finance Commitee, one of the two key Senate committees working on the issue of health care reform, has released three "Descriptions of Policy Options." The first paper, released April 29, 2009, details improving patient care and reducing health care costs. The paper is attached at the close of this article in .pdf form.

American Psychological Association (APA) Practice Organization Executive Directors Katherine C. Nordal, PhD, responded to this paper.

The second paper, released on May 14, details policy options for expanding health care coverage to all Americans. The APA responded to this paper.

The third paper, released May 20, details financing reform.