Although it has been hinted at for weeks, this Sunday the Obama administration made its biggest hedge of support for the “public plan”.  On CNN’s State of the Union Sunday night, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said the public plan “is not the essential element” to health care reform for the… Read more »

Kris Cook, CAE, is the Executive Director of the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) and the 2008-2009 Chair of the ASAE Public Policy Committee. 1.      As chair of ASAE’s Public Policy Committee, what are some of the most important legislative or regulatory issues at the federal level for the association community? ASAE regularly surveys… Read more »

Kris Cook, CAE, is the Executive Director of the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) and the 2008-2009 Chair of the ASAE Public Policy Committee. 1.      As chair of ASAE’s Public Policy Committee, what are some of the most important legislative or regulatory issues at the federal level for the association community? ASAE regularly surveys… Read more »

As expected, the Senate broke for August recess last week without the Finance Committee releasing a health care bill.  The news today however is comments made by a Democratic leader that signals a possible concession to the Finance Committee and Senate Republicans on a controversial section of the leadership’s bill. Majority Whip Richard Durbin (D-IL)… Read more »