Yesterday, the House Democratic leadership unveiled their comprehensive healthcare legislation.  The legislation has a few changes from the discussion draft circulated last month (you can see the changes here) but the major ones include a new surtax on high-income families and a sliding scale penalty for small businesses that do not offer health insurance coverage. … Read more »

Update – A link to the just released House bill can be found here, and a summary of the legislation here.  The committee also has guidance documents for employers, on the public plan, and other aspects at the Education & Labor committee website.  Check back for ASAE’s summary of the legislation for associations. Original Post… Read more »

Six associations have been selected by ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership’s Associations Advance America (AAA) Committee to receive the 2009 Summit Award – ASAE’s highest honor for associations that implement innovative community-based programs. Part of the AAA Awards Program, the Summit Award symbolizes the very best efforts designed by associations across the country… Read more »

According to multiple sources, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) told Senate Finance Committee Chair Max Baucus (D-MT) to stop trying to negotiate with committee Republicans and to begin pushing his health care bill out of committee. Reid expressed concerns that Baucus’s proposed legislation would not have a public plan but would include language removing… Read more »