Monday, July 20, 2009

A World of Health Reform Charts

Representative John A. Boehner (R - OH) recently released a chart detailing what he and his staff believe to be the structure of the healthcare reform bills being proposed by the Democrats and President Obama's staff. The chart presents a dizzying array of agencies, connections, and regulations that can confuse even the most ardent health policy expert (click the chart below to expand).

The chart is reminiscent of the one used by Bob Dole to refute President Clinton's proposed 1994 healthcare reforms and that helped to prevent the passage of those reforms. This time the Democratic leadership has produced another chart in response to the one above (click the chart below to expand):

In the midst of the current political infighting New Republic editor Jonathan Cohn in conjunction with the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation produced yet another chart, perhaps the most informative of this set regarding what our current healthcare system looks like (click chart to expand):

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