House health bill, with public option, 1,990 pages. Read it here.

SHARE House health bill, with public option, 1,990 pages. Read it here.
SHARE House health bill, with public option, 1,990 pages. Read it here.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi released on Thursday the 1,990-page House Democrats’ health reform legislation, which includes the controversial government sponsored health plan that has come to be called a public option. It would mandate everyone to buy health insurance and ban insurance companies from denying coverage to people with pre-existing conditions. Read the bill here.

The bill is expected to go to the House floor next week and is not expected to get any Republican votes.

If the House approves the bill, it will have to be melded with the Senate version–where everything can change–and return to the chamber for a final vote.

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