Two health care reform bills are competing for support in the Senate's Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee. The Patients Bill Rights Act (S. 326), introduced by Sen. Jim Jeffords, R-Vt. is expected to win the panel's approval. S. 326 is not to be confused with the Patients Bill of Rights (S. 6), introduced by Sen. Tom Daschle, D-S.D.

Jeffords' bill would give patients the right to take grievances over coverage to an independent panel outside the insurance company. The bill mandates some health care coverage, but also limits the ability of a patient to sue.

Daschle's bill would introduce many more mandated health care coverage and give patients the right to sue their plans, expanding employer liability.

Small business owners support market-based health care reforms as part of NFIB's Small Business Growth Agenda for the 106th Congress, a list of the solutions to common problems preventing the health and growth of Main Street businesses. Click on the link below to read about what health care reforms are supported by small business.