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Healthcare news from Capitol Hill and the Department of Health and Human Services - January 24, 2011
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 24 2011

On January 7, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule to establish a value-based purchasing (VBP) program to reward hospitals for providing safe, high-quality care


Impact of the election on healthcare reform
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • November 8 2010

The November 2 midterm congressional elections resulted in a change in leadership in the House of Representatives, where Republicans are poised to take control of the chamber when the 112th Congress convenes in early January 2011


Healthcare reform law reaches six-month mark
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 27 2010

The following week marked the six-month anniversary of President Obama signing major healthcare reform legislation into law (Public Law 111-148) - an occasion that included several days of renewed attention to both the impact of and public opinion toward the new law


Last week in DC: the healthcare reform debate March 29, 2010
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • March 29 2010

Healthcare reform's long and often bumpy journey through Congress came to a close last week, as President Obama signed into law the 2,000 page legislation that will overhaul the nation's healthcare system


Senate tees up financial regulatory reform following healthcare victory
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • March 25 2010

Top lawmakers met with President Obama Wednesday in order to regain momentum on financial regulatory reform legislation in Congress


Last week in DC: the healthcare reform debate March 22, 2010
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • March 22 2010

After another week of fine tuning and vote counting, House leaders released the final text of their healthcare bill on Thursday, in addition to official cost estimates from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO


Last week in DC: the healthcare reform debate March 15, 2010
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • March 15 2010

Healthcare negotiations steadily moved forward last week, as details emerged on a potential timeline for completing action on a final bill in the coming weeks


Senate financial regulatory reform
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • March 2 2010

As efforts to produce a bipartisan deal on sweeping financial regulatory reform legislation inch forward, Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) offered an alternative proposal that aims to end the impasse over one of the legislation's most controversial issues - consumer financial protection


Last week in DC: the healthcare reform debate February 22, 2010
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 22 2010

With Congress in recess last week, the White House worked behind the scenes to craft a healthcare reform bill that will be used as a basis for moving forward during the bipartisan healthcare summit scheduled for this week


Last week in DC: the healthcare reform debate January 25, 2010
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 25 2010

Last Tuesday’s stunning Republican victory in Massachusetts left the future of healthcare reform legislation uncertain, at best