As the Senate Finance Committee today continues to wade through hundreds of amendments to the health care reform bill drafted by committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT), ASAE has taken issue with two specific proposals that have generated concern in the nonprofit community. The two amendments in question, filed by Senate Finance Ranking Member Charles Grassley… Read more »

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, has filed two amendments to the health care reform bill introduced by Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) that directly impact tax-exempt organizations. These amendments were filed along with more than 500 others before the end of last week, and are being considered in… Read more »

As expected, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) introduced his health care reform bill today after months of negotiating with three Democrats and three Republicans on his committee, dubbed the Gang of Six. “This is a unique moment in history where we can finally reach an objective so many of us have sought for… Read more »

The New York Times brought attention nationally to an issue that has been debated in the nonprofit community for weeks: the idea that the comprehensive health care bill passed would provide financial support for small businesses that provide health insurance to their employees but deny the same benefit to small nonprofits. Among the three comprehensive… Read more »

ASAE recently conducted an interview with Scott J. Becker, the Executive Director of the Association of Public Health Laboratories, on the recent news regarding the H1N1 influenza virus, commonly known as “swine flu”. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/YMDVlYPZSy0″ width=”425″ height=”344″ allowfullscreen=”true” fvars=”fs=1″ /]

UPDATE: Here is the Baucus document With roughly 36 hours until the President addresses a joint session of Congress to outline his health care proposal, Senate Finance Committee Chair Max Baucus (D-MT) has circulated an outline of a compromise bill to the “Group of Six” that could eventually come before the entire committee for a… Read more »

Bloomberg News is reporting this morning that House Energy & Commerce Chair Henry Waxman (D-CA) sent letters to six insurance companies demanding information on their small business plans and specifically a response to allegations that the insurers routinely drop small businesses when their premiums increase due to employee illness. The letters, which were sent to… Read more »

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association represents 135,000 members and affiliates who are speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists in the United States and internationally.  ASAE is pleased to present this guest post by Joseph Cerquone, CAE, Director of Public Relations A powerful collaboration is at the core of a major effort of the… Read more »