With various versions of health care reform legislation being passed around Capitol Hill, and outspoken advocates pressing agendas on all sides, most recent news reports have highlighted the most contentious issues. But a new report suggests that health reform discussions so far have yielded more agreement than may at first meet the eye. The report identifies and explores eight areas in which diverse business, medical and consumer interests are beginning to find middle ground and earn the support of bipartisan lawmakers.
Although there is still much to be debated and decided, the authors say there is movement among the parties across several key elements of reform, including:
The report provides a side-by-side explanation of the different perspectives for each issue and then identifies “the middle ground” around which consensus may be forming.