Legislative Update – Week of March 29

March 29, 2010

The attached Weekly Legislative Update prepared by ICEP’s lobbyists, Illinois Stragies, LLC., provides the status and actions on bills of interest during the week of March 29, 2010. Other than the House being scheduled for a Perfunctory Session day on the 29th, both chambers went home after last week for a 2-week Spring Break. The chambers will […]

ACEP Reacts to Sweeping Health Care Reforms

March 22, 2010

In wake of Sunday evening’s actions by the U.S. House of Representatives, ACEP issued the following statement that the nation’s emergency physicians fully support universal health coverage, but waed that ED visits will increase under the new health care form legislation:  “The need to shore up our nation’s emergency departments is as urgent as ever.  While many […]

Weekly Legislative Update – March 22, 2010

The deadline for bills to be moved out of their substantive committees and to the floor for consideration has now passed in both chambers.  The House has finished inputting information into the system to indicate which bills have been re-referred to Rules for failure to pass by the deadline.  Those bills are listed on this […]

Medicare Physician Payment Cuts Postponed until April 1

March 11, 2010

On March 2, the Senate voted 78-19 to pass H.R. 4691, the “Temporary Extension Act of 2010,” which extends a number of expiring programs for 30 days, including current Medicare physician payment rates, which would once again postpone the 21% cut that was scheduled to take effect this year. H.R. 4691 passed the House on Feb. […]

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