Health Care Reform News

February 2012

02/15/2012 Baucus, Sebelius Review President's Plans to Strengthen Health Programs, Save Taxpayer Dollars
02/08/2012 Baucus Applauds HHS Launch of Initiative to Reduce Preterm Births

December 2011

12/19/2011 Baucus Praises Formation of New Pioneer Accountable Care Organizations
12/01/2011 Baucus, Harkin Cheer Progress Controlling Costs for Seniors, Improving Coverage in Medicare Advantage

October 2011

10/27/2011 Baucus Comment on HHS’ Announcement of Medicare Part B Premium Rates for 2012

September 2011

9/23/2011 Baucus Applauds Patient’s Bill of Rights’ Progress Extending Health Care Coverage, Protecting Patients from Abusive Insurance Industry Practices
9/21/2011 Baucus Seeks Better Care for Patients Enrolled in Both Medicare, Medicaid, Reduced Costs for Taxpayers
9/21/2011 Hearing Statement of Senator Max Baucus (D-Mont.) Regarding Enrollees in Both Medicare and Medicaid
9/15/2011 Baucus: Health Reform Helping Seniors In Medicare Advantage Save Money, Increasing Enrollment in Plans
9/13/2011 Baucus Comment on Census Bureau Health Insurance Coverage Data

August 2011

8/12/2011 Baucus Applauds Progress Delivering Affordable Health Insurance to Millions
8/4/2011 Baucus: Health Reform Reducing Costs for Seniors, Increasing Benefits

July 2011

7/18/2011 Baucus comment on the proposed consumer operated and oriented plans regulation
7/11/2011 Baucus Comment on the Proposed Health Insurance Exchange Rules

June 2011

6/23/2011 Baucus Calls for Smart Steps to Preserve Medicare, Medicaid Benefits

May 2011

5/25/2011 Baucus Applauds Senate Vote to Reject Plan to End Medicare
5/19/2011 Baucus Comment on the New Premium Rate Review Regulation

April 2011

4/15/2011 Baucus Blasts House Vote to Eliminate Medicare
4/13/2011 Baucus Floor Statement Regarding Medicare and the House Republican Budget Plan
4/12/2011 Baucus Applauds New Patient Safety Initiative
4/8/2011 Baucus Slams Cut to Military Retirees Health Care in Ryan Budget Proposal
4/5/2011 Baucus Blasts Deep Medicare Cuts in House Republican Proposal

March 2011

3/31/2011 New Medicare Benefits in the Affordable Care Act Announced Today
3/24/2011 Baucus, Hatch Request Quarterly Reports on New Efforts to Crack Down on Waste, Fraud, Abuse in Medicare, Medicaid
3/22/2011 Statement on the one year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act
3/16/2011 Baucus Touts Success of New Medicare Prevention Benefits as New Data Shows Seniors are Benefiting
3/15/2011 Baucus Applauds New Report on Health Care Innovations
3/2/2011 Baucus Examines New Tools to Save Billions in Medicare, Medicaid by Fighting Fraud, Waste, Abuse
3/2/2011 Hearing Statement Regarding Health Care Fraud Prevention
3/1/2011 Carper, Baucus, McCaskill Urge Administration to Investigate Potential Conflicts of Interest among Medicare Contractors

Febuary 2011

2/15/2011 Baucus, Sebelius Outline Benefits of New Health Care Law in Lowering Health Care Costs, Reducing Deficits
2/15/2011 Baucus Hearing Statement Regarding the President's Fiscal Year 2012 Health Care Budget Proposals

January 2011

1/18/2011 Baucus Comments on New Report Showing Benefits of the Health Care Law

November 2010

11/22/2010 Baucus Applauds New Medical Loss Ratio Rule Protecting Consumers
11/17/2010 Baucus Hearing Statement Regarding New Patient Protections to Strengthen Medicare and Medicaid
11/17/2010 Baucus Touts New Medicare Patient Protections at Finance Hearing
11/17/2010 Baucus Hearing Statement Regarding New Patient Protections to Strengthen Medicare and Medicaid
11/16/2010 Baucus Touts New, Innovative Patient Protections to Reduce Preventable Deaths, Save Taxpayer Money

October 2010

10/20/10 Baucus Speech Honors Breast Cancer Awareness Month

September 2010

09/23/10 Baucus Applauds New Consumer Protections, End to Insurance Company Abuses
09/21/10 Baucus Applauds Lower Costs for Seniors in Medicare Advantage Plans
09/20/10 Baucus, Rockefeller Demand Transparency from Insurance Companies on Premium Increases
09/16/10 New Data Showing Significant Increase in the Number of Uninsured Americans Last Year

August 2010

08/31/10 Baucus Hails Launch of New Program Supporting Early Retiree Health Plans
08/16/10 Baucus Champions Grants to Help States Crack Down on Insurance Companies Rate Hikes
08/05/10 Baucus: Report Showing Stronger Medicare Trust Fund is Good News for America’s Seniors
08/02/10 Baucus Comments on New CMS Medicare Report

July 2010

07/28/10 Baucus Calls on Health Insurance Companies to Lower Rates, Improve Benefits After Posting Massive Profits
07/22/10 Baucus Remarks Before the Partnership to Improve Patient Care Forum
07/22/10 Baucus Comment on Health Care Consumer Protection Regulations
07/14/10

Baucus Comment on the Administration's Prevention Regulation

07/13/10 Baucus, Harkin Applaud CMS Final Rule for Health Information Technology Incentives
07/06/10 Senators Call on Insurance Company to Honor Medicare Drug Benefit Claims

June 2010

06/22/10 Baucus Comment Regarding New Regulations on Consumer Protections in Health Reform Law
06/15/10 Keeping Your Coverage; Myth vs. Reality
06/14/10 Baucus Comment on New Rule Regarding "Grandfathered" Health Plans
  Keeping Your Coverage: Myth vs. Reality
06/10/10 Baucus, Bingaman, Whitehouse Join Seniors Advocate to Highlight First Wave of Rebate Checks and other Benefits of Health Reform for Seniors
06/07/10 Baucus Hails First Step In Closing Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage Gap
06/04/10 Congressional Leaders Urge HHS Secretary to Protect Seniors in Medicare Advantage Plans

May 2010

05/21/10 Baucus Praises CMS for Swift Action to Implement Medicare Prescription Drug Discount in 2011
05/21/10 Baucus comment on guidelines for the Therapeutic Discovery Project Program

April 2010

04/20/10 Baucus Comments on Health Insurance Coverage for Children up to Age 26

March 2010

03/25/10 Baucus Hails Senate Passage of Health Care Reform Improvements
03/24/10 Senate Democrats Join Senior Advocates to Discuss How Health Reform Supports America's Seniors
03/24/10 Improving Health Care Reform: Making Prescription Drugs More Affordable and Accessible for Seniors
03/24/10 Improving Health Care Reform: Delivering Fiscal Responsibility
03/23/10 Floor Statement of Senator Max Baucus Regarding the Health Care Reform Improvements Bill
03/23/10 Baucus Hails Signing of Landmark Health Reform Bill
03/21/10 Baucus Hails House Passage of Comprehensive Health Reform, Will Work to Improve Bill in Senate this Week
03/03/10 Baucus Comment on President’s Health Reform Remarks

February 2010

02/25/10 Baucus Comment after Bipartisan Health Care Summit
02/24/10 Baucus, Grassley Seek Information from Wellpoint, Other California Insurers on Premium Hikes
02/22/10 Baucus Comment on President’s Proposal on Health Care Reform
02/04/10 Baucus Highlights Job-Creation, Health Reform, Deficit Reduction in Budget Discussion with Orszag
02/03/10 Baucus Hearing Statement Regarding President's Fiscal Year 2011 Health Care Proposals
02/03/10 Baucus Sebelius Talk Helath Care Reform, Jobs, Economy

January 2010

01/07/10 Dodd, Baucus Release Statements on White House Health Care Meeting

December 2009

12/24/10 Senator Max Baucus (D-Mont.) Remarks Following Final Passage of the Senate Health Care Reform Bill
12/23/10 Senate Democrats Lead Historic Passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
12/23/10 Floor Statement of Senator Max Baucus (D-Mont.) Regarding Health Care Reform
12/22/10 Floor Statement of Senator Max Baucus (D-Mont.) Regarding the Constitutionality of Health Care Reform
12/22/10 Floor Statement of Senator Max Baucus (D-Mont.) Regarding the Senate Health Care Reform Bill
12/20/10 Floor Statement of Senator Max Baucus (D-Mont.) Regarding Coverage for Individuals Exposed to Environmental Health Hazards in the Senate Health Care Reform Bill
12/19/10 Statement of Senator Max Baucus (D-Mont.) Regarding the Manager’s Amendment to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
12/16/10 Affordable Care for Small Businesses: Increasing Choice, Protecting Workers
12/15/10 The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: What American Families, Small Businesses and Workers Get Right Away
12/14/10 Reid, Dodd, Baucus Commit to Closing Medicare Coverage Gap in Health Reform Bill
12/14/10 CMS Actuary Report Indicates Health Care Reform Slows the Growth of National Health Care Spending, Bolsters Medicare
12/11/09 Baucus Comment on CMS Actuary Report on Health Reform
12/10/09 The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Independent Analysis Confirms Smarter Health Care Spending Leads to Higher Wages
12/09/09 The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Cutting Taxes, Making Health Care Affordable
12/04/09 The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Representing Fiscal Responsibility
12/04/09 Floor Statement of Senator Max Baucus (D-Mont.) Regarding Preserving America’s Fiscal Future through Health Care Reform
12/03/09 The Numbers on a Full and Transparent Process: The Senate Finance Committee and Health Care Reform
12/02/09 The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Strengthening Medicare, Protecting Seniors
12/01/09 The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Strengthening Medicare and Protecting Benefits for America's Seniors

November 2009

11/30/09 Floor Statement of Senator Max Baucus (D-Mont.) Regarding Lower Costs through Health Care Reform
11/30/09 Baucus comment on CBO premiums letter
11/24/09 Baucus, Grassley, McCaskill, Waxman, Towns Urge CMS to Crack Down on Contract Fraud
11/21/09 Floor Statement of Senator Max Baucus (D-Mont.) Regarding the Motion to Proceed to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
11/21/09 Baucus Comments after Senate Votes to Move to Consideration of Health Reform Bill
11/21/09 The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Fact vs. Fiction on Health Care Research
11/18/09 Baucus Comments on the CBO score for the Senate Health Care reform bill
11/12/09 Baucus Comment on Health Care Reform and the Economy
11/04/09 Health Care Reform: Lowering Health Care Costs

October 2009

10/29/09 Baucus Statement on the Release of the Affordable Health Care for America Act
10/26/09 Baucus Statement Following Remarks by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
10/21/09 Committee Report of the America's Healthy Future Act of 2009
10/19/09 Legislative Language of S. 1796, the America's Healthy Future Act of 2009
  Results of Markup
  Modified Amendments Accepted
10/13/09 Finance Committee Approves Baucus’ America’s Healthy Future Act
  Summary of the America's Healthy Future Act
  Eight Things to Know about the America’s Healthy Future Act
10/13/09 Baucus Opening Statement at Mark-Up of the America's Healthy Future Act
10/11/09 The America’s Healthy Future Act: Highlights of the CBO-JCT Cost Analysis
10/08/09 What You Get Right Away: Immediate Relief for Families and Small Businesses
10/07/09 Floor Statement of Senator Max Baucus (D-Mont.) Regarding Health Care Reform
10/07/09 Baucus Comments on CBO analysis of the America’s Healthy Future Act as amended
  Text of the Congressional Budget Office Analysis of the America's Healthy Future Act as Amended
10/07/09 Baucus Slams Objection to Bill Protecting Seniors from Higher Medicare Premium Costs
10/02/09 The Full Text of the America's Healthy Future Act as Amended
  America's Healthy Future Act Technical Corrections
10/02/09 Baucus Commends Governors' Shared Commitment To Expanding Health Care Coverage
10/02/09 Baucus Statement on Health Care Reform Mark-Up Progress

September 2009

09/28/09 Baucus Says Possible Overuse of Medicare Services A Cause For Concern
09/25/09 Baucus Statement on Health Care Reform Mark-Up Progress
09/23/09 New, State-Level Data on Net Budget Impact of Medicaid Eligibility Provisions in the America’s Healthy Future Act
09/22/09 Baucus Opening Statement at Mark-Up of America’s Healthy Future Act
09/22/09 Baucus Modifies Chairman's Mark To Improve Health Care Affordability, Maintain Deficit Reductions
  Text of Modified Chairman's Mark
  Updated JCT Revenue Estimates
  Scoring Implications of the Modifications to the Chairman's Mark
09/21/09 At Baucus' Urging, CMS Cracks Down On Insurance Company Scare Tactics
  CMS Letter to Humana, Inc.
09/16/09 Baucus Introduces Landmark Plan To Lower Health Care Costs, Provide Quality, Affordable Coverage
  Text of America's Healthy Future Act
  CBO Analysis of the America's Healthy Future Act
  JCT Analysis of the America's Healthy Future Act
  Finance Committee Memo on Estimates of the America's Healthy Future Act
09/09/09 Baucus Statement Following President Obama’s Address on Health Care Reform
09/09/09 Proposed Framework for Health Care Reform

August 2009

08/25/09 Baucus Says Budget Reports Underscores Critical Need For Health Care Reform

July 2009

07/30/09 Baucus Statement on Progress of Finance Committee’s Health Care Reform Negotiations
07/15/09 Baucus Praises HELP Committee Progress on Health Care Reform
07/10/09 Finance Health Reform Roundtable Transcripts Now Available

June 2009

06/25/09 Baucus: Health Reform Options Would Cost Under $1 Trillion
06/25/09 Finance Members Issue Statement on Progress of Health Reform Negotiations
06/20/09 Baucus, Pharmaceutical Companies Announce Deal to Reduce Prescription Drug Costs for Seniors
06/17/09 Baucus Statement Regarding Bipartisan Policy Center Health Care Reform Proposal
06/09/09 Baucus, Conrad Introduce Bill to Invest in Research on Best Practices in Health Care
  The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Act of 2009
06/03/09 Baucus Comments on Health Care Reform Letter from President Obama
  Letter from President Obama
06/01/09 Baucus Comments on GAO Report: Emergency Room Crowding Worsens, Patient Care Suffers

May 2009

05/30/09 Baucus, Kennedy Affirm Commitment to Seek Common Ground on Health Reform Legislation
05/20/09 Baucus Comment on the Patients' Choice Act
05/18/09 Baucus, Grassley Release Policy Options for Financing Comprehensive Health Care Reform
  Baucus, Grassley Policy Options for Financing Comprehensive Health Care Reform: Proposed Health System Savings and Revenue Options
05/12/09 Baucus Holds Roundtable Discussion on Financing Health Care Reform
05/12/09 Baucus Roundtable Opening Statement Regarding Financing of Health Care Reform
05/11/09 Baucus, Grassley Release Policy Options for Expanding Health Care Coverage

Baucus, Grassley Policy Options for Expanding Health Care Coverage: Proposals to Provide Affordable Coverage to All Americans
05/11/09 Baucus Comment on Industry Proposal to Lower Health Care Costs
05/07/09 Baucus Remarks Before The Hill/AstraZeneca Breakfast Policy Briefing
05/05/09 Baucus Holds Roundtable Discussion on Expanding Health Care Coverage
05/05/09 Opening Remarks of Senator Max Baucus (D-Mont.) Regarding Health Care Coverage

April 2009

04/28/09 Finance Leaders Release Health Care Reform Policy Options
  Baucus Grassley Policy Options for Transforming the Health Care Delivery System: Proposals to Improve Patient Care and Reduce Health Care Costs
04/21/09 Finance Committee Roundtable Jump Starts Dialogue on Health Care Reform Solutions
04/21/09 Baucus Commends Health Groups’ Proposal to Expand Medicaid
04/21/09 Baucus Roundtable Opening Statement Regarding Health Care Delivery System Reform
04/20/09 Kennedy, Baucus Affirm Commitment to Health Reform This Year, Announce Early June Mark-up of Legislation
04/14/09 Baucus, Grassley Announce Dates for Roundtable Discussions in Finance Series on Health Care Reform
04/02/09 Baucus Hails Senate Budget Passage as Next Step Toward Comprehensive Health Reform

March 2009

03/27/09 Health Reform Dialogue Proposal on Health Reform
03/27/09 Baucus Remarks Before the Center for American Progress Action Fund
03/19/09 Baucus Floor Statement Regarding Workforce Issues in Health Care Reform
03/12/09 Baucus Looks to Prepare Health Care Workforce For Reform
03/11/09 Baucus Hearing Statement Regarding Workforce Issues in Health Care Reform
03/11/09 Baucus Remarks Before the National Business Group on Health
03/11/09 Floor Statement of Senator Max Baucus (D-Mont.) Regarding Health Care Reform
03/10/09 Baucus Highlights Urgency of Comprehensive Health Care Reform at Finance Hearing
03/05/09 Baucus Comments Following the White House Summit on Health Care Reform
03/04/09 Baucus, Geithner Talk Budget Solutions to Health Care Reform

February 2009

02/25/09 Baucus Statement at Finance Committee Hearing on Scoring Health Reform: CBO Budget Options
02/05/09 Baucus, Kennedy Affirm Commitment To Health Reform This Year
02/03/09 Baucus Remarks on Health Care Reform Before the Academy Health Conference
   
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