Small Nonprofits Denied Health Care Subsidy

The New York Times brought attention nationally to an issue that has been debated in the nonprofit community for weeks: the idea that the comprehensive health care bill passed would provide financial support for small businesses that provide health insurance to their employees but deny the same benefit to small nonprofits. Among the three comprehensive… Read more »

How the HELP Bill Affects Associations

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 »

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 »

ASAE Congratulates 2009 Summit Award Winners

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 »

July 2 Health Care Update

1.  The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) scores a modified Health Education Labor and Pension (HELP) Committee health care proposal at $611.4 billion, but the bill would still leave 34 million Americans without insurance. 2.  The plan includes a public option and an employer mandate with a $750-per-employee penalty for the uninsured. 3.  Read the Kennedy/Dodd letter… Read more »