Health Care Reform
ASA President Statement on Passage of PPACA: Then ASA President Alexander Hannenberg released a statement in response to the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Key Issues Watch List: Here is a "Key Issues Watch List" on the Health Reform Law created by ASA.
PPACA Legislative Language: Here is a copy of the entire Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act legislation.
PPACA Summary and Timeline: The non-partisan Congressional Research Service (CRS) has released a summary and implementation timeline of the Medicare provisions of the health care reform law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).
06-28-12 Listen to the Virtual Town Hall Briefing on PPACA Ruling With Congressman Andy Harris, M.D.
02-18-11 House of Representatives Passes Amendments to Defund PPACA
02-02-11 Senate Repeals Piece of PPACA
02-02-11 Senate Rejects Full Repeal of PPACA
01-31-11 Florida Judge Rules PPACA Unconstitutional
01-28-11 IPAB Elimination Language Introduced
01-24-11 House Passes Legislation Calling for Health Reform Alternatives
01-19-11 House Passes Full Repeal of PPACA
01-14-11 House Sets Repeal Vote for January 19
01-03-11 House Republicans Set Date for Vote to Repeal PPACA
12-13-10 Virginia Federal Judge Rules Piece of PPACA Unconstitutional
11-09-10 Congress Releases New Reform Law Summary and Timeline
05-26-10 ASA Withholds Support for New Medicare Physician Payment 'Fix'
05-24-10 Congress Currently Working to Avert 21% Cut: Next Steps Forward in SGR Debate Remain Unclear
05-13-10 ASA Supports New Health Care Provider Transparency Legislation
05-12-10 Call Today: Urge Your Lawmaker to Co-sign the Anesthesiology Medicare Payment Letter
05-11-10 ASA joins surgical societies in urging meaningful change to longstanding Medicare SGR problem (pdf)
04-20-10 President Obama Nominates Physician to Lead CMS
04-16-10 President Obama signs the “Continuing Extension Act of 2010” reinstating 2009 Medicare physician payment rates
04-15-10 CMS Announces Medicare Cuts in Effect Until Such Time as Congress Acts
04-15-10 Stop the Medicare Meltdown: Sign the petition today
04-05-10 Remarks of Alexander A. Hannenberg, M.D., ASA President,on Final Enactment of Health Reform Package and ASA Response
03-26-10 Congress fails to prevent April 1 cut in Medicare physician payments;instructs contractors to hold claims
03-25-10 Reconciliation bill passes Senate, sent back to House for final passage
03-25-10 ASA releases primer on implementation of new health care reform law (pdf)
03-22-10 Remarks of ASA President Alexander Hannenberg, M.D. on the Final House Health Reform Votes
03-18-10 Documents for the "Health Care and Education Affordability Act of 2010" released
03-15-10 Update: Health Reform Process in House Announced
03-11-10 Health Care Reform Update from ASA President Alexander Hannenberg, M.D.
03-10-10 U.S. Senate passes H.R. 4213, potentially extending Medicare physician payment freeze
03-03-10 Remarks of President Barack Obama on Health Insurance Reform
03-03-10 Update: Congress and President Act to Pass “Patch” for Pending 21 percent Medicare Physician Payment Cut
03-02-10 Bipartisan Summit Concludes without Agreement: ASA to Remain Vigilant for Possible “Reconciliation” Strategy
02-26-10 Update: Scheduled 21 percent Medicare Physician Payment Cut to be Implemented
02-24-10 Important Update: 30-day “patch” possible to prevent March 1st 21 percent Medicare physician payment cut
02-22-10 Action Alert: Medicare payments to be cut by 21 percent next week – Ask your Senators to repeal the SGR
02-22-10 President Obama’s proposal for health care reform unveiled before Feb. 25 health summit
02-22-10 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
02-17-10 President Obama to hold bipartisan health care meeting on Feb. 25
01-29-10 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
01-29-10 President Obama renews commitment to health care reform in State of the Union address
01-20-10 Health Care Reform Update
01-14-10 ASA President Alex Hannenberg, M.D., expresses ASA’s concerns and recommendations in letter to House and Senate health reform negotiators (pdf)
01-11-10 ASA joins 74 other provider and beneficiary groups in letter opposing IPAB
01-05-10 Congressional summary of health reform bills
09-08-09 Framework for Comprehensive Health Reform
07-24-09 Special Report on Health Reform
07-13-09 ASA Applauds "Blue Dog Coalition's" Stance on Public Option
05-29-09 Health Reform Timeline and Content Released
04-28-09 Finance Leaders Release Health Reform Policy Options