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Friday, March 19, 2010

ASA Joins Surgical Coalition in Opposition to Senate Bill

Today, the ASA joined with a coalition of 22 surgical groups in expressing opposition to H.R. 3590, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Documents for the "Health Care and Education Affordability Act of 2010" released

Documents regarding the much anticipated reconciliation bill have been released. Below please find the actual language of the reconciliation bill ...

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Thursday, March 18, 2010

March 18 Tele-Town Hall

March 18 Tele-Town Hall - Audio recording and Dr. Hannenberg's Remarks.

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

ASA Urges “No” Vote on Flawed Reform Process and Flawed Reform Bills

I am writing to inform you that the ASA leadership has concluded that the interests of our medical specialty and patients are best served by continued strong opposition to the Senate reform bill, H.R. 3590 ...

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Monday, March 15, 2010

Update: Health Reform Process in House Announced

The Democratic leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives has announced its intentions to seek final votes within the next four to seven days on the Senate health reform bill, H.R. 3590, “the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,” and the related “correction” or “sidecar” reconciliation bill.

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Health Care Reform Update from ASA President Alexander Hannenberg, M.D.

After a year of hearings, debates and votes, it appears that we are rapidly approaching an end to the Congressional health reform debate.

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

U.S. Senate passes H.R. 4213, potentially extending Medicare physician payment freeze

Earlier today, the Senate passed H.R. 4213 which, among other provisions, would extend the current freeze to the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula through September 30, 2010.

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Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Remarks of President Barack Obama on Health Insurance Reform

Please find below President Obama’s remark as prepared for delivery in the East Room this afternoon. The remarks are embargoed for delivery ...

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Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Update: Congress and President Act to Pass “Patch” for Pending 21 percent Medicare Physician Payment Cut

Late last night, the president signed H.R. 4691, the Temporary Extension Act of 2010 into law. This legislation includes a “patch” that temporarily postpones the pending 21 percent Medicare physician payment cut until March 31, 2010.

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Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Bipartisan Summit Concludes without Agreement: ASA to Remain Vigilant for Possible “Reconciliation” Strategy

The February 25th bipartisan health care summit concluded without any apparent progress on reaching agreement on a health reform proposal.

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Friday, February 26, 2010

Update: Scheduled 21 percent Medicare Physician Payment Cut to be Implemented

As a result of U.S. House and Senate negotiators failing to reach consensus, the pending 21 percent Medicare physician payment cut will be implemented on March 1st.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Important Update: 30-day “patch” possible to prevent March 1st 21 percent Medicare physician payment cut

As of publication time, Congressional leaders have been unable to reach agreement on a proposal to address the pending 21 percent payment cut and the underlying flawed Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) Medicare payment update formula

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Monday, February 22, 2010

Action Alert: Medicare payments to be cut by 21 percent next week – Ask your Senators to repeal the SGR

Call your Senators today - even if you have already called! Tell them they must act now to permanently repeal the flawed Sustainable Growth Rate formula (SGR) before a 21 percent pay cut goes into effect next Monday – March 1.

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Monday, February 22, 2010

ASA joins with other members of the surgical community urging the President and Congressional leaders to address the community’s positions on key issues pending in the reform debate

In advance of the February 25th bipartisan health care discussion at the Blair House in Washington, D.C., ASA has joined with other members of the surgical community in urging the President and Congressional leaders to address the community’s positions on key issues pending in the reform debate.

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Monday, February 22, 2010

President Obama’s proposal for health care reform unveiled before Feb. 25 health summit

Today, the White House released President Obama’s proposal for health care reform in advance of the bi-partisan health summit to be held this Thursday, Feb. 25 at the Blair House in Washington, D.C.

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

President Obama to hold bipartisan health care meeting on Feb 25

President Obama has invited Congressional leaders from both parties to participate in a discussion about the future of health care reform legislation.

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Tuesday, February 02, 2010

President Obama releases FY 2011 budget

Earlier today President Obama released his FY 2011 budget proposal, focusing heavily on creating jobs, controlling federal spending and reducing the deficit.

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Friday, January 29, 2010

President Obama renews commitment to health care reform in State of the Union address

President Barack Obama on Wednesday delivered the first State of the Union address of his presidency, focusing heavily on issues related to the economy.

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Friday, January 29, 2010

Senate bill to increase debt limit could set the stage for five-year SGR freeze: Provisions fall short of medicine’s goal of true reform

On Thursday the Senate passed H.J. Res. 45, a resolution to raise the federal debt limit.

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ASA Nominates Peggy G. Duke

ASA recently nominated Dr. Peggy G. Duke as the Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement (PCPI) Executive Committee at-large organizational representative.

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ASA ondemand webinar on Review of Recent Regulatory Rules Now Available

ASA ondemand webinar on Review of Recent Regulatory Rules Now Available

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