The world is filled with all kinds of leaders. There are those amongst us who yell, scream, cajole, and carry on in an effort to get folks to act. But there is another kind of leader, a person who goes about their work seeking little attention, motivated simply by that which is right or just. […]
As I was sitting in the lounge at National Airport in DC, I was going through old e-mails. I found one, with the title above, as the subject. It came from an old college friend. The e-mail’s point was an important one. We as people are impatient by our very nature. Change is evolutionary. American […]
On July 15, 2009, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee approved the Affordable Health Choices Act with a party-line vote of 13-10. The legislation (in conjunction with the yet to be released Senate Finance legislation) will eventually move to the floor for debate. Please click here to read a thorough press release […]
On July 14, 2009 The House Tri-Committee’s introduced H.R. 3200, a 1018-page bill, nearly 200-pages more than the draft proposal released several weeks ago. To read the bill or a summary, please visit the Committee on Ways and Means , Committee on Education and Labor, or Committee on Energy and Commerce websites. Committees will begin […]
Last week, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives’ Insurance Committee passed HB 620, The Hemophilia Standards of Care unanimously and without amendments. It is likely that the full House will consider the bill within the next several days. As a national community it is incumbent that we continue to support the efforts of the local Bleeding […]
Senator Chuck Grassley tells town hall meeting attendee “go work for the federal government” for affordable insurance
During a town hall meeting, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee and member of the Senate Budget Committee tells an attendee to “go work for the federal government” to obtain health insurance similar to what members of Congress have. The attendee questioned why the Senator’s insurance was cheaper and better […]
Obama wants to hear from you. On Wednesday (July 1), Obama will answer questions submitted by people across the nation. Do you have a question about health care reform? Please submit your question (video, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) to the following link: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/A-National-Discussion-on-Health-Care-Reform/ KC
Congress breaks for recess beginning Monday, June 29 thru Friday, July 3 2009. They are back in their home stated during this time. It’s important that Congress hears from consumers. The consumer perspective matters during such an important debate. Decisions on reforming the health care system are happening now. Please see the the Friday Update, dated June 26, 2009 […]
I learned that legislators do want to hear from me.
Today, the House Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, and Education and Labor Committees’ released an 850-page health care reform proposal. To read a summary, please visit the House Committee on Ways and Means website.
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