Yesterday, the Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee passed its health care legislation out of committee in a 13-10 vote.  This is the first comprehensive health care bill to be passed from committee in this Congress.  The major differences between the HELP bill and yesterday’s released House bill include: a role for associations… Read more »

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 »