Tag: HR New Legislation

Senator Clinton Proposes National Health Database

January 13, 2004 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - US Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton's proposal for nationwide database to make it easier for health providers to share information is just the start of a long-term health initiative, the Empire State senator said.

NJ Senate Oks Domestic Partner Bill

January 8, 2004 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - New Jersey is expected to become the fifth state to recognize the rights of domestic partners with Governor James McGreevey's signature on a state Senate measure approved Thursday,

Medicare Bill has Implications for Plan Sponsors

November 26, 2003 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Among the many changes arising from the Medicare reform bill are developments that will mean a financial boost for certain employer-sponsored retiree health plans.

Davis Signs Golden State's Domestic Partner Law

September 22, 2003 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Same-sex couples in California now have nearly the same legal rights as their married counterparts, thanks to a bill signed into law by Governor Gray Davis.

Lieberman Unveils Health Reform Plan

September 2, 2003 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - As have many of the other Democratic presidential hopefuls, Senator Joseph Lieberman unveiled a health-care reform proposal that would cover all children, expand coverage to the uninsured and guarantee health care in the event of job loss.

Report Claims Eight Million May Lose OT Pay

June 27, 2003 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Opponents of a new overtime bill backed by the Bush Administration say that eight million workers could forfeit their right to overtime under the measure.

Maine Governor Inks Universal Health Care Bill

June 19, 2003 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Maine Governor John Baldacci has inked what he described as a "bold and comprehensive" bill to give thousands of Maine residents who lack health insurance access to coverage.

Maine Universal Health Bill Set to Become Law

June 16, 2003 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - The state of Maine may prove to be a national testing ground for a universal health plan with a bill passed out of the state legislature to make available affordable health care to every Maine citizen by 2009.

Lieberman Vows Federal Domestic Partner Benefits Bill

March 31, 2003 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Senator Joe Lieberman (D-Connecticut), a presidential hopeful, on Monday vowed to reintroduce a Senate bill granting the same benefits to domestic partners of federal workers as spouses currently receive.

White House Proposes Overtime Rules Overhaul

March 27, 2003 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - As many as 1.3 million low-income workers would be eligible for overtime pay for the first time in an overhaul of labor regulations being proposed by the White House.