After holding a private session with all members of the Senate Finance Committee yesterday, Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) said that any bill passing the Senate will have a public option and despite hesitation from committee members he is dedicated to passing legislation before the August recess.
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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 »
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 »
On the same day the White House Council of Economic Advisors warned that any economic turn-around must include addressing health care costs, the health insurance companies’ trade association released a detailed plan of how to reduce the cost of providing health care from their industry.
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 »