Yesterday, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce launched the Campaign for Free Enterprise, a multifaceted effort to drive job creation in the private sector.  Showing the power of an association to be an economic driver, the campaign has a goal of creating 20 million jobs over the next decade, replacing the 7 million lost during the… Read more »

John Graham Signature

ASAE President & CEO John H. Graham IV, CAE will send a letter to Congress this week reiterating the role of associations in providing affordable health care. Dear Senator: The American Society of Association Executives (“ASAE”) is a section 501(c)(6) individual membership organization of more than 22,000 association executives and industry partners representing nearly 12,000… Read more »

The big health care news this morning is the preliminary financial analysis the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and Joint Taxation Committee (JTC) shared with the Senate Finance Committee.  In a letter to Chairman Baucus (D-MT), CBO Director Doug Elmendorf gave an estimate that the Senate Finance Committee’s health care proposal would cost $829 billion over… Read more »

The inclusion of a bipartisan wellness amendment in the Senate Finance health care bill last week has sparked the formation of a coalition of associations and other groups claiming it undermines health care reform. The Carper/Ensign amendment, adopted by an 18-4 vote, would allow employers whose employees participate in a variety of wellness programs to… Read more »