House Committee: Help Needed for Small Firms

On the heels of a New York Times story yesterday examining the impact of health care reform proposals on small businesses, the House Small Business Committee held a hearing to examine exactly that topic. “While there is no silver bullet solution to America’s healthcare woes, there is opportunity for improving the system,” Chairwomen Nydia Velazquez… Read more »

NY Times – Small Biz Being Excluded From Health Care Reform

According to ASAE’s Policies and Procedures in Association Management, the median association has 10 full time employees, meaning a majority of associations are also categorized as small businesses. Today’s New York Times article on the lack of discussion on health care reform for small business should be uncomfortable for these associations. According to the article,… Read more »

Kennedy Health Care Bill Details and Schedule Leaked

In an apparent attempt to push the Senate Finance Committee’s consideration of comprehensive health care, members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension (HELP) Committee leaked details of the upcoming Kennedy comprehensive health care reform legislation.  The Washington Post reports the bill’s language could be released as early as today (June 1).  The outline… Read more »