Health Care Reform
If there is one thing in the curretn health care debate that everyone agress upon, it's that the issues are complex. Congressional information provides users with the information they need to examine the isssues and form their own opinions based on fact.
According to a recent CRS report, more than 45 million people have no health insurance, and costs are rising for nearly everyone. The U.S. spends over $2.5 trillion (about 17% of the gross domestic product) on health care services and products. This is far more than other industrialized countries spend, but the U.S. scores on many idicators of health quality are average or worse than average.
Source: Health Care Reform: An Introduction, CRS Reports, CRS-2009-DSP-0503, June 30, 2009, LexisNexis Congressional Research Digital Collection; DURABLE-URL: http://www.lexisnexis.com/congcomp/getdoc?CRDC-ID=CRS-2009-DSP-0503