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September 4, 2018

Single Payer & Public Option Legislation Trackers

Since the start of the 115th Congress, several single payer and public option bills have been introduced. Generally, single payer legislation (e.g., “Medicare for All” legislation) establishes one government-administered (federal or state) health plan to replace the existing public and private health systems. Public option bills, on the other hand, typically offer Medicare and Medicaid buy-in options (for everyone or some targeted subset of the population), allowing government-run health plans to be sold alongside existing private options. Our legal team at Steptoe & Johnson is tracking all active State Single Payer & Public Option Legislation (13 pages) and Federal Single Payer & Public Option Legislation (9 pages).

Click here for the PDF trackers.

ACA Reform Legislation Tracker

Our legal team at Steptoe & Johnson is tracking healthcare reform bills as they are introduced in Congress. Recent updates are noted in the top box on the first page of the document. This tracker is updated as of August 30.

Get the tracker.


The Council Foundation Awards $375K in Academic Scholarships

The Council Foundation has awarded $375,000 in academic scholarships to 75 college students for the 2018-19 school year. Each scholarship recipient was recognized as a standout industry intern after completing a summer internship with a Council member firm. The Council Foundation’s Scholarship Program exposes college students from across the country to the commercial insurance brokerage sector with the ultimate goal of keeping them in the business after graduation. The full list of scholarship recipients and participating Council member firms will be announced on this week.


Register Now: Dive In on Diversity & Inclusion

Plan to join us at The Council’s office in DC for a special diversity and inclusivity program and breakfast on September 25 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. to celebrate the 2018 Dive In Festival.

Dive In is the insurance industry’s largest international diversity and inclusion festival. It’s taking place in 32 cities across 27 countries, and The Council is hosting this exclusive event in conjunction with the worldwide festival.

Register now.

Making Change Work

Change is hard. Change that is poorly planned is really hard. Executives who manage change projects say it is getting even more difficult than it used to be, according to a recent McKinsey & Co. report.

Read up about implementing organizational change in a digital age.


Quiet Your Mind

Kevin Davis, president of Kevin Davis Insurance Services in Los Angeles, a Worldwide Facilities company, is a devotee of mindfulness. He says it has enabled him to improve his business and, more importantly, his life. Editor in chief Sandy Laycox and founding editor Rick Pullen met with him over breakfast earlier this year for an enlightening conversation.

Read more.

Joel Wood, SVP, Government Affairs
‘Medicare for All’ Is a Fantasy
The Atlantic

Joel Kopperud, VP, Government Affairs
How to Pay for Medicare-For-All
The Week