The Waiting Game on Health Care

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 »

Reid Drops the Hammer on Health Care

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 »

The Debate over Beverage Taxes

In the debate to pay for comprehensive health care legislation, one idea that would only partially pay for reform is the idea to tax beverages. Specifically, some members of Congress have proposed leveraging an excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages and changing the excise tax on alcoholic beverages to an equal tax on beer and wine… Read more »