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BIOCOM :: Health Care Reform

Health Care Reform

BIOCOM is committed to keeping its members informed on the most current news in the health reform debate. The following links will be updated on a regular basis, as changing information dictates. Please note the articles are presented for informational purposes, and do not necessarily reflect the views of BIOCOM as an organization. If you have questions or comments, or suggestions for articles you think may be of value, please contact Jimmy Jackson, BIOCOM Vice President of Public Policy and Communications.

HEALTH REFORM BASICS

Therapeutic Discovery Project Credit General Guide (153KB PDF)

Health Care Reform Legislative Overview (837KB PDF)

Official U.S. Government Health Reform Site

White House Executive Order establishing White House Office of Health Reform

BIO Priniciples on Follow-On Biologics

BIOCOM support letter for Congresswoman Eshoo's biosimilars amendment to America's Affordaable Health Choices Act

Chairman Baucus Health Reform Proposal 9-16-09 (America's Healthy Future Act of 2009)

Chairman Baucus' Press Release Summarizing His Amendments of 9-22-09

Chairman's Mark, Senate Finance Committee Health Reform package including amendments as of 10-2-09

House Democrats Health Reform Bill as released 10/29/09

Link to Final House Bill 11/4/09 and Managers' Amendments

CBO Analysis of Health Insurance Premiums Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

The President's HCR Meeting Proposal

HEALTH REFORM UPDATE LINKS

The Wall Street Journal 2/22/2010 -- Obama's Health Plan Adds $75 Billion to Senate Bill

The Wall Street Journal 2/22/2010 -- Obama Health Plan Costs $950 Billion Over 10 Years

The New York Times 12/27/2010 -- Healthcare Options Have Pluses, Minuses: Hoyer

The Wall Street Journal 12/23/2009 -- Businesses Brace for Health Bills Costs

The New York Times 12/22/2009 -- Parties Stay United as Health Bill Clears Steps in Senate

The New York Times 12/22/2009 -- Democrats Face Challenge in Merging Health Bills

The Washington Post 12/21/2009 -- Health-care bill clears crucial vote in Senate, 60 to 40

The Wall Street Journal 12/21/2009 -- Senate Democrats Clear Health Hurdle

The New York Times 12/21/2009 -- Health Bill Passes Key Test in the Senate

Bloomburg 12/17/2009 -- Emanuel Tests Limits of His Persuasion in Health-Care Overhaul

The Wall Street Journal 12/17/2009 -- Reid Fights for 60th Vote on Health Bill

Politico 12/16/2009 -- Vote by Christmas in peril

The Wall Street Journal 12/16/2009 -- The Health Bill Is Scary

Associated Press 11/30/2009 -- Senate opens partisan debate on health care bill

The Hill 11/30/2009 -- CBO report predicts hike in insurance costs

The Hill 11/29/2009 -- Seven issues to watch as the Senate begins amending the healthcare bill

The Wall Street Journal 11/28/2009 -- Brand 'Biologics' Retain Edge in Bills

Washington Post 11/23/2009--Public Option at Center of Debate

The New York Times 11/22/2009--Senate Votes to Open Health Care Debate

The Washington Post 11/22/2009--Senate Democrats Vote to Bring Health Bill to Floor for Debate

The Washington Post 11/20/2009 -- Reid pushes for votes on health-care bill

Politico 11/20/2009 -- Reid, Dems stay cautiously optimistic

The Wall Street Journal 11/20/2009 -- Business Sours on Overhaul as Legislation Veers to Left

The New York Times 11/19/2009 -- Senate Health Care Bill Faces Crucial First Vote

NPR 11/19/2009 -- Health Bill Hopes To Sway Reluctant Democrats

The Wall Street Journal 11/19/2009 -- Showdown Set for Health Bill

The Wall Street Journal 11/19/2009 -- US Senate Bill Includes Lower $2 Billion Medical Device Tax

New York Times 11/18/2009 -- Senate Health Bill Said to Cost $849 Billion Over 10 Years

The Hill 11/18/2009 -- Biden meets Reid ahead of healthcare unveiling in Senate

NPR 11/18/2009 -- Charting The Future Of The Health Overhaul Bill

The Wall Street Journal 11/17/2009 -- Time Crunch Looms for Health Bill

Bloomberg 11/17/2009 -- Sebelius Expects Senate to Clear Health-Care Bill in December

New York Times 11/16/2009 -- Capital Waits as Budget Chief Crunches Numbers

Roll Call 11/16/2009 -- History Holds Lessons for Present Reform Fight

The Wall Street Journal 11/13/2009 -- Reid Weighs Rise in Medicare Tax

The Wall Street Journal 11/12/2009 -- Washington's Gift to European Biotech

Bloomberg 11/9/2009--House, Senate Health Care Reform, Side-by-Side Comparison

The Wall Street Journal 11/9/09--Health Bill Faces Senate Heat

Bloomberg 11/8/2009--Insurers, Drugmakers Turn to Senate for Health Bill Changes

New York Times 11/8/09--Obama Presses Senate to Act Quickly on Its Health Bill

Washington Post 11/8/09--House Democrats Pass Health-Care Bill

New York Times 11/7/09--Sweeping Health Care Plan Passes House

Washington Post 11/6/09--Democrats wary of Health Bill Defections

Washington Post Blog 11/5/09--AARP Endorses House Health Care Bill

The Wall Street Journal 11/05/09--House Vote on Health Care: Here's What to Watch For

Washington Post 11/5/09--House Expected to Vote on Health Bill Saturday

Washington Post 11/4/09--Health Bills Too Timid On Cutting Costs, Experts Say

Washington Post 11/4/09--House Releases Final Bill--Vote Possible by Weekend

Washington Post 11/3/09--Democrats' Concerns Over Abortion May Imperil Health Bill

New York Times 11/3/09--Health Care Debate Focuses On Legal Immigrants

New York Times 11/2/09--House Harder on Drug Makers Than Senate

Washington Post 11/1/09--States Likely to Shape Health Reform

New York Times 11/1/09--Obama Strategy on Health Legislation Appears to be Paying Off

Washington Post 10/31/09--Democrats Challenged on Cost of Health Bill

Wall Street Journal 10/30/09--Drug Makers Face Tougher Measures

Washington Post 10/29/09--House Health-Care Reform Bill Includes Public Option

New York Times 10/28/09--House Plans To Roll Out Its Health Care Plan on Thursday

Washington Post 10/28/09--Centrists Unsure About Reid's Public Option

New York Times 10/26/09--Senator Reid Announces 'Opt Out' Pubic Plan

Washington Post 10/26/09--Next Phase in Health Care Debate--The Art of the Deal

New York Times 10/25/09--Democrats are Optimistic that Public Option Will Be Approved

Washington Post 10/24/09--Prognosis Improves for Public Insurance

New York Times 10/22/09--Group Urges Making Industry's saving Pledges Legally Binding

New York Times 10/22/09--Americans Remain Divided Over Health Care Proposals

New York Times 10/21/09--A Crib Sheet on the Health Care Bills

Washington Post 10/21/09--House Democrats Desired Health Bill Would Cost $871 billion

Washington Post 10/14/09--Finance Committee Passes Bill With One GOP Vote

NY Times 10/13/09--Republican's Vote Lifts Health Care Bill, But Hurdles Remain

AP 10/13/09--Where Things Stand with Health Care Overhaul

NY Times 10/3/09--Pressures Behind the Vote

USA Today 10/2/09--Medical Device Makers Press Senate on Tax

New York Times 10/2/09--Panel Finishes Work on Health Bill Amendments

New York Times 10/2/09--Debating Done, Now Comes a Budget Work-Up Before Voting on the Baucus Bill

Washington Post 10/2/09--Senate Republicans Criticize Taxes in Health-Care Bill

Washington Post 10/2/03--House, Senate Leaders Prepare for Floor Debate

Washington Post 9/30/09--After Votes, Prospects for Public Health Insurance Option Dim in Senate

NY Times 9/27/09--Reid the Quarterback May Call on Obama to Referee

Wall Street Journal Blog 9/24/09--Senators Reject Measure to Cut Medicare Drug Prices

Washington Post 9/24/09--Senators Spar Over Medicare on Day 3 of Reform Negotiations

Washington Post Health Reform Blog--Democrats question Baucus' $80 billion deal with drugmakers

New York Times Health Blog 9/23/09--Demcrats Spar Amomg Themselves Over PhRMA Deal

Washington Post 9/22/09--Revised Bill Would Ease Burden on Middle Class

Washington Post 9/22/09--Senate Finance Committee Begins Health Care Bill Revision

New York Times 9/21/09--Key Senator Says He Will Alter Health Proposal

Wall Street Journal Editorial 9/18/09--The Innovation Tax; How Max Baucus Knifed the Medical Device Industry

Wall Street Journal 9/17/09--Senate Bill Sets Lines for Health Showdown

Washington Post 9/17/09--From Finance Chief, A Bill That May Weather the Blows

New York Times Health Blog 9/17/09--And Now, the Many Exhilarating Steps to Completing a Senate Health Bill

Washington Post 9/16/09--Health Care Reform, How the Bills Stack Up (comparative chart)

Washington Post 9/16/09--Baucus Introduces $856 Billion Health Care Bill

New York Times 9/16/09--Baucus Offers Health Plan, Trimming Cost to $856 Billion

New York Times 9/15/09--Senator Rockefeller, A Key Democrat, Says He Opposes Baucus Plan

Washington Post 9/15/09--Reform Bill Will Address GOP Fears

New York Times Health Blog 9/14/09--It's Showdown Time for the Baucus Six, With A Medicaid Fight Looming

Des Moines Register 9/13/09--Harkin: Health-care Reform Bill Will Pass This Year

New York Times 9/12/09--Public Option Fades From Debate Over Health Care

Los Angeles Times 9/12/09--Senate Tackles Illegal-Immingrant Healthcare Concerns

New York Times Health Blog 9/09/09--Medical Device Makers Oppose New Fees in Baucus Plan

Washington Post 9/9/09--Obama Speech Seeks to Re-Energize Effort

New York Times 9/7/09--As Obama Speech Nears, Details on a Compromise

Roll Call 8/30/09--Senators Vow to Carry On Kennedy's Fight for Health Care Reform

New York Times 8/27/09--Kennedy Death Adds Volatile Element to Health Fight

New York Times 8/25/09--Waxman Takes on Drug Makers Over Medicare

Washington Post 8/23/09--Concern, Doubts From the Left on Obama's Health Care Plan

Politico 8/23/09--Kennedy Illness Symbol in Debate

Reuters 8/22/09--Obama Again Tackles "Myths" on Health Care Reform

LA Times 8/22/09--Obama's Healthcare Messages are Backfiring; Strategists Say

New York Times 8/21/09--Health Co-Ops Are Government Care--former HHS Secretary Michael Leavitt weighs in on "public option"

POLITICO 8/20/09--Obama: Reform more than public option (includes video clip of President)

NY Times Blog 8/20/09--Obama Still Optimistic on Health Care Overhaul

The Hill 8/18/09--PhRMA Defends Itself from Boehner criticism

Kaiser Health News 8/18/09--House Minority Leader Boehner Blasts PhRMA on Deal with White House (includes link to letter)

LA Times 8/18/09--Obama's Healthcare Trade Off--by backing away from a public option, he increases the chances for his reform proposal overall

Roll Call 8/17/09--Liberals Seek to Prop Up Public Insurance Option (includes Speaker Pelosi comment)

NY Times 8/17/09--"Public Option" in Health Plan May Be Dropped

CBS News 8/11/09--Health Care Myths Dissected

Economix 8/7/09--The Overarching Goals of Health Reform

NY Times 8/6/09--White House Affirms Deal on Drug Cost

Forbes 8/6/09--Ted Kennedy's Brain Surgeon: Optimistic about Obamacare

Patent Docs 8/5/09--Follow On Biologic news briefs

Wall Street Journal 8/1/09--US House Panel Backs Exclusivity for Biologic Drugs

Capitol Weekly 8/6/09--CA Blue Dogs Break with Caucus Over Health Care

NY Times 7/29/09--Health Care Reform and the Unpopular T-Word