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2009-05-07 11:00:00

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In letters to Senate Special Committee on Aging Chairman Herb Kohl (D-WI) and Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Charles Grassley (R-IA), Johnson & Johnson today announced its support for the Physician Payments Sunshine Act of 2009 (S. 301). The company also committed to begin voluntarily disclosing payments made to physicians by its U.S. pharmaceutical, medical device and diagnostics companies. "We are in favor of greater...

2009-05-05 14:36:00

JOPLIN, Mo., May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition to Protect Senior Care (CPSC) - a national coalition of frontline clinician and caregiver groups providing quality skilled nursing care - applauded the Senate Finance Committee's inclusion of long-term care in today's roundtable discussion on Increasing Access to Health Care Coverage, the second topic in a series of three roundtable discussions on comprehensive health care reform. "The Coalition to Protect Senior Care applauds...

2009-04-29 16:38:00

WASHINGTON, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a joint statement from Bruce Yarwood, President and CEO of the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), and Alan G. Rosenbloom, President of the Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care: We commend Senators Baucus and Grassley for pursuing a thoughtful, deliberative, inclusive approach to the sweeping health care policy reforms that will impact every American senior for decades to...

2009-04-24 15:58:00

ARLINGTON, Va., April 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Trucking Associations (ATA) applauds U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) for their introduction of the "Transportation Access for All Americans Act," (S. 885) and the "Transportation Equity for All Americans Act" (S. 884) on April 24. The legislation will eliminate expensive federal subsidies that now flow to privatized highways. When a state or city leases a highway, it receives significant...

2009-04-22 17:19:00

JOPLIN, Mo., April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition to Protect Senior Care (CPSC) -- a national coalition of frontline clinician and caregiver groups providing quality skilled nursing care -- commended the U.S. Senate Finance Committee for including long term care considerations in their roundtable discussion on Reforming America's Health Care Delivery System. The discussion was the leading session in a series of roundtables on the financial aspects of health care reform as...

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2009-04-02 11:10:00

On Thursday, President Barack Obama's pick to head the US healthcare system, Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius, will go before the Senate Finance Committee where she is expected to receive confirmation."I think she should be confirmed," said committee Chairman Max Baucus."Congress is going to need a strong partner at the Department of Health and Human Services to achieve comprehensive health reform this year, and we have that partner in Gov. Sebelius," Baucus said. "There is absolutely no...

2009-03-13 08:57:48

A U.S. government agency says fraud and abuse are partly responsible for a 44 percent increase in Medicare spending on home health services between 2002-2006. In a study issued Friday, the Government Accountability Office said some home healthcare providers exaggerated patients' medical conditions while others billed for unnecessary care or services they didn't provide, USA Today reported. The fraud review was requested by Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, the top Republican on the Senate Finance...

2009-03-10 12:51:00

DES MOINES, Iowa, March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A diverse coalition of clergy and lay members from faith organizations throughout Iowa held a press conference today to call on U.S. Senators Tom Harkin and Charles E. Grassley and the entire Iowa congressional delegation to support legislation that would grant the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authority over tobacco products. Senator Tom Harkin was a cosponsor of the bill in the last session of Congress, Senator Grassley was...

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2009-02-24 06:50:00

The U.S. government's bailout switch to investments in banks' common shares is a risky move, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa said. The government agreed Monday to allow banks the option of buying back the preferred shares it has already purchased in its bank rescue efforts or have the shares switched to convertible shares, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. The switch allows banks to dodge dividend payments of 5 percent a year that would save large banks billions of dollars. It also allows...

2009-02-05 16:21:00

JOPLIN, Mo., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a new letter sent today to the U.S. Senate Leadership and the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, the Coalition to Protect Senior Care (CPSC) urged support for the Grassley Amendment to the pending economic stimulus bill, S.1. The Grassley provision stipulates a state shall not be eligible for state Medicaid funds as part of the broader bill if the state cuts seniors' eligibility standards, or reduces provider payments...