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2009-05-12 15:05:00

Members of the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday weighed options to implement a federal tax increase to pay for a national healthcare plan. The Committee is faced with the task of finding feasible options to pay for a healthcare plan that will cover 46 million uninsured people at an estimated cost of about $1.5 trillion over 10 years. According to the Associated Press, the package is expected to include both spending cuts as well as tax hikes. Senators are weighing options that range from...

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...

2009-01-15 19:02:00

Hispanic Leaders Urge Senate to Pass Finance Committee Bill that Includes Legal Immigrant Children and Families WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "We look forward to SCHIP legislation being one of the first to become law with the signature of our new President," said Dr. Jane L. Delgado, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, the nation's leading Hispanic health advocacy group. This afternoon, the Senate Finance Committee voted out of committee a bill...

2009-01-15 09:53:00

Catherine Finley and Tucker Shumack Each Bring Nearly a Decade of Hill Experience to Firm WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Capitol Counsel LLC announces the addition of two new principals, Catherine Finley and Tucker Shumack, who both have nearly a decade of experience working on Capitol Hill. Catherine Finley, as staff director for the Senate Special Committee on Aging, oversaw operations of the committee on behalf of Senator Gordon H. Smith (R-OR) during both his tenure as...

2008-12-15 14:40:00

Author Jacob Hacker Finds Public Plan Vital to Controlling Costs, Improving Quality as Health Care Reform Debate Centers on Public Insurance Choice WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Pete Stark, D-Calif., and Liz Fowler, senior counsel to Sen. Max Baucus, will join health care expert and U.C. Berkeley professor Jacob Hacker and Institute for America's Future co-director Roger Hickey on a conference call with reporters on...

2008-11-12 15:00:26

The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) released the following statement on the "Call to Action" white paper released today by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) which outlines various policy options to reform and expand access to health benefits: "We commend Senator Baucus for his ongoing determination to improve the quality, affordability and accessibility of American health care. Senator Baucus is wise to focus on prevention, wellness and the unique...

2008-09-16 15:00:20

By Steve Peoples The state is negotiating an unprecedented Medicaid waiver from the federal government in an attempt to save money, but some congressional leaders are wary. PROVIDENCE -- Rhode Island's unprecedented attempt to transform its health-care system for the poor has drawn criticism from key congressional leaders, who fear that closed-door negotiations between the Bush administration and Governor Carcieri may put "beneficiaries, providers, and the entire state at risk...." In...

2008-07-28 00:00:34

By MARY RAE BRAGG Encouraging news for Dubuque's passenger train proponents: Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, is going to be on the conference committee charged with reconciling differences between the House and Senate versions of the Amtrak Reauthorization bill. Braley announced his appointment to the committee Friday, saying he's excited to support Iowa's passenger rail needs. "With gas prices now over $4 per gallon, it's time to invest in alternative forms of transportation," Braley said in...

2008-06-25 18:02:34

By Olympia Meola, Jim Nolan and Jeff E. Schapiro, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Va. Jun. 25--A fix for transportation that relies on higher fuel taxes is headed to the Virginia Senate. Voting on party lines, the Democrat-controlled Senate finance committee this morning endorsed legislation raising the gasoline tax a penny per gallon -- per year -- for the next six years. The increase would be applied to the wholesale price of gasoline, not what Virginians pay at the pump. The bill is carried...

2008-06-20 03:00:13

By Scott, Tristan BONNER - Plum Creek Timber Co. says it is on the brink of selling about 300.000 acres of its woodsy Montana parcels for cherished public land use - such as hunting, hiking and fishing. Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., together with a timber company executive and representatives from a pair of conservation groups, announced a blueprint for the land deal Friday afternoon during a rain-soaked news conference on the banks of the Blackfoot River near here. The lands, which...


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