Award Winners Highlight the Power of A

We’ve been using this site to keep association professionals informed and engaged in a dialogue around healthcare reform, which is by far the top priority for Congress and the administration right now and an issue in which plenty of associations have a stake. Apart from analyzing and influencing policy, however, there is a strong public… Read more »

HELP Bill Has Role for Associations

On Tuesday afternoon, the Senate Health, Education Labor and Pension (HELP) Committee Democrats as well as their House counterparts released the details and language for their respective health care bills. The HELP Committee bill details began to leak last week but yesterday’s release was the most detailed information to date. The bill avoids three major… Read more »

HELP Committee Releases Reform Bill Language

Late Friday the staff for the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee released their draft language and principles for their health care reform legislation. The language had been hinted in previous weeks, so there were few surprises. The bill includes: • A mandate for individuals to purchase insurance as well as a mandate… Read more »

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 »