Congress is working to pass major health care reform legislation, and the full House will consider a bill over the next several days that will meet many of the needs of the American populace. “The Affordable Health Care for America Act of 2009,” (H.R. 3692) provides more affordable quality coverage for millions, calls for shared responsibility by individuals, employers and government, and expands health insurance coverage choices, including being able to retain one’s current coverage, having additional private plan options and offering a public health insurance option designed to lower costs and keep insurance companies accountable. NASW strongly supports this compromise legislation and has called on Congress to pass comprehensive health care reform now. See NASW’s letter of support here.