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2009-07-29 13:27:58

Republican and Democratic senators could be nearing an agreement on a new healthcare reform bill, according to Republican Senator Charles Grassley. Grassley is one of three Republicans who sit on the Senate Finance Committee, which is currently discussing the future of the healthcare bill. "Will we get it done so we can get a bill to the other members by this weekend because there is a certain time you've got to give people to study it? We're on the edge, and almost there," Grassley told...

2009-07-17 18:03:00

WASHINGTON, July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Brett Gosney, President of the Board of Directors of Physician Hospitals of America in response to a news release issued today (July 17, 2009) by U.S. Senators Max Baucus and Chuck Grassley. "It is despicable that Senators Max Baucus and Chuck Grassley would use the tragic death of one patient to help support the efforts of corporate hospitals and bureaucrats in their efforts to undermine hospitals owned and operated by...

2009-07-09 15:47:00

WASHINGTON, July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) announced today that it has filed comments strongly opposing a Senate Finance Committee staff draft of legislation that if enacted would specifically target the pulp and paper industry for repeal of a vital tax credit. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) The tax credit in question gives users a tax credit for the use of the alternative fuel when it is mixed with very small amounts of...

2009-06-11 17:37:00

DES MOINES, Iowa, June 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association in Iowa is happy to report the U.S. Senate's 79 to 17 vote in favor of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (HR 1256) today. The American Lung in Association in Iowa applauds Senators Tom Harkin and Chuck Grassley for playing instrumental roles in the United States Senate this week to ensure passage of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. This important legislation will...

2009-06-11 17:26:00

WASHINGTON, June 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids applauds U.S. Senators Tom Harkin and Charles Grassley for voting today to approve historic legislation that gives the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authority to regulate tobacco products, including the authority to crack down on tobacco marketing and sales to kids. The U.S. Senate approved the bipartisan bill 79 to 17. The House has approved similar legislation, and Congress is expected to quickly...

2009-06-08 16:06:00

Public Campaign Action Fund analysis finds that nine Republican Senators took nearly $2 million on average over their careers WASHINGTON, June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nine Republican Senators who sent a letter today to President Barack Obama to express their opposition to a central part of his health care plan have benefited greatly from health care and insurance industry donations, a new analysis from Public Campaign Action Fund shows. The Senators have collectively taken $17.7...

2009-05-28 12:10:34

A spinal surgeon at the University of California, Los Angeles did not report payments he received from medical companies for research, a senator alleges. U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, alleged in a May 21 letter to UCLA Chancellor Gene Block the school's chief of spinal surgery, Jeffrey Wang, never informed the university of $459,500 he received between 2004 and 2007, The Wall Street Journal said Thursday. Under law, all California state university researchers must report any financial...

2009-05-28 06:30:00

Now's the Time to Write or Call Your Representatives, Says LTC Expert Denise Gott KIRKLAND, Wash., May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Although President Obama has called for affordable, accessible, high-quality health care for all Americans, "There's no guarantee the legislation will bridge the long term care gap," says Denise Gott. "Only about 9 million Americans, a fraction of our 300 million plus, have long term care insurance. And among those at greatest risk, 45 and older, more than 9 in 10 go...

2009-05-27 14:53:00

WASHINGTON, May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) commends Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.), and Ranking Member Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) for prioritizing prevention and management of chronic diseases and their risk factors in their most recent white paper, "Expanding Health Care Coverage: Proposals to Provide Affordable Coverage to All Americans." The Partnership noted however, in comments submitted Friday on...

2009-05-22 16:11:00

WASHINGTON, May 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Helen Darling, President of the National Business Group on Health (NBGH), issued the following statement. NBGH is the national association representing 300 large employers - including 60 of the Fortune 100 - providing health benefits to more than 55 million Americans workers, dependents, and retirees: "Last week we sent out a press release responding to what we believed were some mischaracterizations in the media about the amount of agreement...


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