View the February 20, 2009 UPDATE to this post here.
The Vote – The Senate voted 61-37 to approve an economic stimulus bill that’s expected to cost $838 billion through 2019, according to the latest estimate from the Congressional Budget Office.
Work That Remains – The Senate will have to work with the House to settle differences between the approved Senate version of the bill and the $820 billion House version. Hopefully, those differences will be resolved expeditiously. A finalized version of the bill will be presented to Obama for his signature.
Text of Senate Bill – You can view the text of the Senate bill here.
EHR Incentives – Good news! The EHR incentives under TITLE IV—HEALTH
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, Subtitle A—Medicare Program, remain intact.
Preservation and possible creation of HIT jobs also remains intact. I am very pleased with this outcome. If you are, too, shout out to others by commenting below.
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