President Begins Major Health Care Push

As the certainty of a comprehensive health care bill is being questioned by Congress and the media (subscription), the Obama Administration has become increasingly active in pushing Congress to pass legislation this year. Today, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will testify before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, urging Congress to send President… Read more »

Finance Outline and Impact on Small Business

Yesterday, the Senate Finance Committee leaked its outline for its health care legislation, partly in response to the Congressional Budget Office’s scoring of previous draft language.  The document (seen here) is not legislative language, but the concepts do have some impact on small businesses and associations if they were enacted: The draft incorporates the Small… Read more »

Charitable Giving Drops 2% in 2008

The Associated Press reported earlier this week that American charitable giving dropped 2% last year, according to the Giving USA Foundation. This was only the second time in the history of the Foundation’s survey that overall charitable giving had decreased; the last time was 1987, the same year as the “Black Monday” stock market drop…. Read more »

American Group Psychotherapy Association

Diane Feirman, CAE Public Affairs Director As part of its mission the American Group Psychotherapy Association has long promoted group psychotherapy to the public, health professionals and agencies as a unique and highly cost effective form of treatment. This is especially relevant in these difficult economic times, as reflected in a recent Wall Street… Read more »