Tag: health

Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on the Anniversary of the ADA

Statement by Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on the Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act Today, I join my fellow Americans in celebrating the anniversary of the passage of a great civil rights achievement, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). As…

CMS Stakeholder Call Today at 1:30pm!

I just received a notice from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Disability for a CMS Stakeholder/Advocate Call about Accountable Care Organizations that is scheduled for 1:30 pm TODAY.  I have to admit, I’m a bit disappointed…

Sunday Health Reform Vote

Sunday is probably one of the most pivotal moments in this health reform debate. The debate is scheduled to begin at about 1pm to determine whether this massive legislation will move forward. However, don’t expect a vote to occur until…

Finance Committee Approves Baucus’ America’s Healthy Future Act

The Senate Finance Committee today approved Chairman Baucus’ health reform bill, the America’s Healthy Future Act by a vote of 14-9. You can read the Baucus Press Release yourself. Portion of Senator Baucus’ Opening Statement at the Mark‐Up Benjamin Franklin…

Additional Long Term Services and Supports Amendments in the new Senate Finance bill

To Accept with Modification Rockefeller Amendment #D11: On page 50, at the end of the Long Term Services and Supports section Insert, ― The Chairman’s Mark would express the Sense of the Senate that this Congress should address long-term services…