Kathleen Lester, a partner in the firm's Washington office, was featured in Work Force Management on October 21, 2008, in an article about how health care reform is expected to become a top priority for the next Congress. One legislative proposal gaining traction in the Senate would be to require companies to disclose the amount of money they spend annually on health insurance on their employees’ W-2 tax forms. The thrust of the bill would be to educate workers about how much money their employers spend on health care. Ms. Lester told the publication that few of her clients have reacted to the bill, but the sponsors have the right motivation.
"It’s important for consumers to know what things cost and how it drives treatment options and quality [of care]," Ms. Lester said.