Senate Health Week Update I

The U.S. Senate’s Republican majority leadership is now holding a Health Week to consider health care related bills that the House passed last year in different forms. Yesterday, the Senate leadership failed to break a filibuster over a medical malpractice liability reform bill, S. 22. Today, the Senate is considering a small business health care reform bill, S. 1955. The Senate’s Democrat minority leadership reportedly does not plan to filibuster this bill, but they would like an opportunity to hold a vote on their own small business reform bill, S. 2510, which would create a quasi-FEHBP for small businesses (under 100 employees) that OPM would administer. I’ll keep you posted.