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2010-11-17 18:27:00

Discussion of $500 Billion Medicare Cuts in Federal Health Reform Bill Underscores Senator's Understanding of Utah Seniors' Needs and Concerns SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Praising Utah Senator Orrin Hatch's assertive questioning of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Donald Berwick in a hearing today before the Senate Finance Committee, the Utah Health Care Association (UHCA) said Senator Hatch correctly raised important questions...

2010-09-15 11:46:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wireless consumer advocacy coalition MyWireless.org today applauded the leadership of Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Chairman Steve Cohen (D-TN), after the House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law successfully marked-up H.R. 1521, the bipartisan Lofgren-Franks 'Cell Tax Fairness Act.' The bill now heads to the full committee for consideration. A Senate companion bill, S. 1192, the Wyden-Snowe 'Mobile Wireless...

2009-12-15 17:21:00

Senate Finance Committee, lead by Max Baucus, gives airline passengers lump of coal for the holidays NAPA, Calif., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Today, Flyersrights.org President Kate Hanni called on the Senate Finance Committee, and in particular Chair Max Baucus, to stop stalling and pass S1451, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization. This bill would grant airline passengers a long-awaited Passenger's Bill of Rights, which enjoys bipartisan support in the United...

2009-11-19 15:28:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) sent the following letter today to all members of the Senate: Dear Majority Leader Reid: On behalf of the 150 member organizations of the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) representing nearly 30 million patients and families afflicted with one of the 7,000 known rare diseases, we are writing to convey our strong support for passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care...

2009-11-05 08:14:00

Iowa and national campaign finance watchdogs ask: Who does Grassley represent? WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley (R) has raised $154,350 in campaign donations in the 3rd quarter of 2009 from health care interests, including $43,590 from health insurance interests, according to research conducted by the campaign finance watchdog Public Campaign Action Fund. Grassley serves as the ranking Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, which voted out a...

2009-10-13 16:49:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 362,000-member National Taxpayers Union (NTU) today condemned the Senate Finance Committee's 14-9 vote to support the health care bill drafted by Senator Max Baucus (D-MT), pointing to hundreds of billions of dollars in damaging tax increases. This so-called "moderate" health care reform bill would grow the already bloated federal budget while saddling middle class families with billions in new taxes. (Logo:...

2009-10-13 16:42:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement today after the Senate Finance Committee voted to pass the committee's health insurance reform proposal. "The Senate Finance Committee's vote represents a long-awaited and critical step in getting a health insurance reform bill to President Obama's desk that will lower costs, protect seniors, preserve your choice of plans and doctors, improve quality, and make health care affordable for the...

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...

2009-10-13 14:54:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) President & CEO Billy Tauzin released the following statement about the Senate Finance Committee's vote on Chairman Baucus' health care reform proposal: "Today's vote represents an important step forward for the millions of Americans who don't have access to high-quality and affordable health care coverage and services. Chairman Baucus has tirelessly shepherded one of the...


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