The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee passed its portion of the health reform legislation and have now sent it to the Senate floor. The legislation hopes to expand insurance coverage to nearly every American. Read the rest of this entry »
Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA), Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee (HELP), recently released The Affordable Health Choices Act. The bill aims to reduce health care costs, protect individuals’ choices of doctors, hospitals and insurance plans and guarantee, quality and affordable health care for all Americans. Read the rest of this entry »
Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) outlined his priorities for health care reform at a community forum last week in Ohio.
Senator Brown, who has been a long time supporter for reforming the American health care system said, “We need health reform to ensure that every American has access to high quality, affordable health coverage…As it stands, 46 million Americans are uninsured, and that is 46 million too many.” Read the rest of this entry »
Senate Finance Committee Chair, Max Baucus (D-MT), has proposed a health care overhaul plan that would allow U.S. residents ages 55 to 64 to buy into the Medicare system. The provision calls for a higher monthly premium for beneficiaries younger than age 65, but would offer the same benefits. Baucus said the buy-in option would remain available until the government develops a more comprehensive plan to address health care reform. Read the rest of this entry »
Barack Obama once again made history when yesterday he recited the presidential oath of office, and became the first African American President of the United States. Now, on January 21st, President Obama will begin to face the serious challenges plaguing our country head on. Read the rest of this entry »