All three House Committees with jurisdiction over health reform legislation now have approved different versions of H.R. 3200, “America’s Affordable Health Choices Act.” The House leadership now must work to meld the bills approved by the Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, and Education and Labor Committees into a unified bill for consideration by the full House after Congress returns from its August recess. On the Senate side, while the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions approved its health reform plan, the “Affordable Health Choices Act,” in July, high-profile negotiations among a small bipartisan group of Senate Finance Committee members have not yet yielded a compromise bill. In the meantime, the White House has been stepping up efforts to build public support for health reform through a series of town hall meetings and the launch of a new “reality check” website aimed at combating what the White House perceives to be “misinformation” about pending health reform proposals. In light of more vocal public opposition to elements of health reform, however, Administration officials have begun to signal more willingness to compromise on the key issue of establishing a public health plan to compete with private insurers.