Big changes in health care are closer than ever with the Senate Finance Committee set to approve its bill this week, which will send it to both houses of Congress, according to the New York Times.
Democrats are confident that they will be able to pass a bill this year that would give millions of uninsured Americans subsidized health benefits.
Various plans are being projected to cost $900 billion to $1.6 trillion over 10 years, according to the Associated Press.
President Obama said that major changes in health care would help small businesses and create jobs, and called the overhaul "a critical step in rebuilding our economy."
Democrats are still divided on whether or not to create a government run insurance company to compete with private insurers, as two different bills are likely to be presented with the public option on it and one without.