On Monday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) proudly announced the completion of the Senate Democrat's health care bill. This final bill combined the two bills that had been introduced previously by the Senate HELP Committee and Senate Finance Committee (Baucus bill). Read copies of the HELP Committee bill and the Finance Committee bill.
Despite promises to make the process of crafting health care legislation open and transparent, the bill is the result of closed meetings between the Senate Majority Leader, key Senate Democrats, and senior Obama Administration officials. Senate Democrats have repeatedly pledged to "go at it alone" in order to pass this legislation.