House Advances New Health Care Plan

By: AP
By: AP

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.)


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