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2011-01-05 08:44:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading Authorities, Inc. is pleased to announce exclusive representation of Senator Bob Bennett (R-UT) for lectures. Senator Bennett will address monetary, energy, and healthcare policies; the economy; legislative strategy; and entrepreneurship. As a senator, Bennett was at the forefront of health care reform. He was the lead Republican sponsor of the Healthy Americans Act, which guaranteed Americans affordable health coverage. Senator Bennett was...

2010-03-23 13:41:00

WASHINGTON, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship Chair Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., today commented on the President's signing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The Act, passed by the U.S. House of Representatives Sunday evening, lowers costs and increases choices and stability for small businesses. It does this through numerous provisions championed by Chair Landrieu, including a small business tax credit to benefit...

2009-11-19 18:46:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Robert Greenstein, Executive Director, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: The new Senate health bill marks a major step toward comprehensive, fiscally responsible health reform. It would extend health insurance coverage to 31 million Americans who lack it, reduce the budget deficit, and put long-term downward pressure on health care costs. The bill would reduce deficits by an estimated $130 billion over...

2009-10-13 15:26:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Senate Finance Committee's approval of an ambitious health reform plan marks a major step toward enactment of legislation to extend health care to tens of millions of people who lack it, strengthen insurance protections for millions more who are underinsured or face exorbitant charges, and begin to address the nation's most serious fiscal threat -- the relentless rise in health care costs. The Congressional Budget Office has reported that...

2009-10-13 14:58:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- DNC Chairman Tim Kaine issued the following statement after the Senate Finance Committee voted out of committee their version of health insurance reform legislation. The vote won bi-partisan support, with Senator Olympia Snowe of Maine voting to pass the bill out of committee. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080519/DNCLOGO) "Today's action by the Senate Finance Committee represents a big step forward towards the enactment of...

2009-09-21 12:37:00

Committee for Economic Development Backs Effort to Improve Choice and Competition WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Committee for Economic Development (CED) today urged the Senate Finance Committee to amend the America's Health Future Act (sponsored by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT)) by adopting the "Free Choice" amendment submitted Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR). The "Free Choice" amendment is a key element of the Healthy Americans Act (S. 391) which was...

2009-09-16 16:12:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Senator Baucus' plan is a major contribution to the health care debate, as it would extend coverage to tens of millions of uninsured Americans and improve insurance for millions of Americans who already have coverage -- through reforms that deal with matters such as pre-existing conditions -- and do so while fully offsetting the costs, and beginning to slow the growth of health care spending. The plan does suffer, however, from two key...

2009-09-16 12:58:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement today on the proposal released by Senator Max Baucus, Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee: "Assuring the affordability of health care for all Americans and requiring accountability for insurance companies are two of our central principles in this reform. "We look forward to studying the impact of the Senate Finance Committee Chairman's mark on America's families and businesses, and on...

2009-07-09 11:50:00

WASHINGTON, July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United States Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship Chair Mary Landrieu, D-La., and Ranking Member Olympia J. Snowe, R-Maine, today convened a roundtable to discuss healthcare reform proposals as they relate to small businesses. Participants at the roundtable, entitled "Healthcare Reform: The Concerns and Priorities from the Perspective of Small Businesses," included U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Metairie, La. businessman Michael...

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2009-06-26 10:45:00

U.S. senators said Thursday they are nearing an agreement over the $1 trillion U.S. healthcare overhaul that would extend medical coverage to almost all Americans without adding to huge budget deficits, The Associated Press reported. Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont. and other lawmakers said Congress had moved closer to a deal on legislation to lower costs and provide coverage to the nearly 50 million people in this country without health insurance. Estimates as high as $1.6...


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