TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ The House has given first-round approval to a health care plan drafted by leaders in both parties.
The measure guarantees funding for the first year of a program that will provide state aid to poor families to help them buy insurance. It also makes it easier for workers who receive their insurance through their employers to deduct their costs from their incomes for tax purposes. Also, it mandates that many Kansans who change jobs can keep their old coverage longer.
The House advanced the bill on a voice vote, and a final vote is expected Tuesday.
The Senate has passed its own health care bill. The final version will be written by negotiators for the two chambers.
(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.