Scrip is part of the Business Intelligence Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. For high-quality copies or electronic reprints for distribution to colleagues or customers, please call +44 (0) 20 3377 3183

Printed By


US House passes healthcare reform bill

This article was originally published in Scrip

Executive Summary

The US has adopted a wide-ranging restructuring of its healthcare delivery system. At nearly 11pm on 21 March, in a rare Sunday session, the House of Representatives by a 219 to 212 vote accepted a version of healthcare reform legislation already passed by the Senate, clearing the way for President Barack Obama to sign it into law quickly. He is then planning a major campaign to persuade the American electorate that the new law is a major step forward for them. "This isn't radical reform but it is major reform, " he said after the House action, saying the vote is "a victory for the American people and it is a victory for common sense".


Related Companies




Ask The Analyst

Please Note: Click here for more information on the Ask the Analyst service.

Your question has been successfully sent to the email address below and we will get back as soon as possible. my@email.address.

All fields are required.

Please make sure all fields are completed.

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please enter a valid e-mail address

Please enter a valid Phone Number

Ask your question to our analysts