Grassley Amendments to Healthcare Bill Would Impact Nonprofits

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, has filed two amendments to the health care reform bill introduced by Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) that directly impact tax-exempt organizations. These amendments were filed along with more than 500 others before the end of last week, and are being considered in… Read more »

Baucus Introduces Health Care Bill

As expected, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) introduced his health care reform bill today after months of negotiating with three Democrats and three Republicans on his committee, dubbed the Gang of Six. “This is a unique moment in history where we can finally reach an objective so many of us have sought for… Read more »

Small Nonprofits Denied Health Care Subsidy

The New York Times brought attention nationally to an issue that has been debated in the nonprofit community for weeks: the idea that the comprehensive health care bill passed would provide financial support for small businesses that provide health insurance to their employees but deny the same benefit to small nonprofits. Among the three comprehensive… Read more »

Under Deadline, Baucus Plan Has New Details

UPDATE: Here is the Baucus document With roughly 36 hours until the President addresses a joint session of Congress to outline his health care proposal, Senate Finance Committee Chair Max Baucus (D-MT) has circulated an outline of a compromise bill to the “Group of Six” that could eventually come before the entire committee for a… Read more »

The Price Tag on Senate Health Care Reform and How to Pay for It

Over the past 24 hours, a series of events has moved the question of how to pay for health care reform to the forefront of the debate.  The following timeline shows how this issue has become the biggest roadblock to comprehensive health care reform: •   On June 15, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) sent a letter… Read more »