WASHINGTON -- Health care reform legislation introduced this week by Rep. Sam Gibbons would add new community-benefit standards for 501(c)(3) organizations and appears to propose federal guarantees for certain types of hospital bonds.

The bill sets the stage for the Florida Democrat's debut as acting chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday. It will be the panel's first meeting since Rep. Dan Rostenkowski, D-Ill., was indicted on fraud and embezzlement charges May 31 and had to relinquish his chairmanship. The committee will resume the process drafting a health care package.

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