House Democrats introduced three bills aimed at cutting America's number of uninsured by half.
One would let insurers band together to sell insurance to self-employed individuals and small businesses and would create a 50% tax credit to help fund insurance purchases.
A second bill would expand healthcare coverage to up to 7.5 million uninsured low-income parents through Medicaid programs and the State Children's Health Insurance Program.
The third bill would allow uninsured people over age 54 to purchase Medicare coverage and receive tax credits for 75% of the cost; nearly 4 million people would be eligible.
Democrats said the three proposals combined could expand healthcare coverage to up to half of America's estimated 45 million uninsured. A price tag for the bills was not available.