A More Perfect Union: Why Punish Russia for Crimea?
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How a Reluctance to Deport Pop Stars Strengthens US Immigration Policy
Law Prof: The Clean Air Act Needs a Reboot
Is Punishment Dead in America?
Hailey French’s Story – When millions barely cover the bills.
Bill on Bankruptcy: Detroit Shows Need for Amending Bankruptcy Law
Bill on Bankruptcy: Sandbagging of a Federal District Judge
Bill on Bankruptcy: Detroit Could Mean Little for Creditors
Harvey Miller: Detroit Will Be In Bankruptcy "For A Long Time"
Bill on Bankruptcy: Make-Whole Premiums, Lehman, ResCap
Rice: Banking Lobby Won't Let New Glass-Steagall Bill Pass
Bill on Bankruptcy: Versace Mansion Up for Sale, Casey Anthony
Grayson: Only 1 Agency Should Regulate Wall Street
MacEwen: Weil Gotshal Layoffs Start of Wave
Bill on Bankruptcy: Supreme Court Cases Will Have Wide Impact
Coyle: Robert's SCOTUS Doesn't Respect Congress
Spitzer "Disappointed" in Wall Street's Regulators
NALP: 18-Year Low for Law Grad Employment
Is Edward Snowden a Whistleblower?
The Senate will convene today, Monday, January 27, at 2:00 pm. After any leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S. 1926, the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014. At...more
In the early morning of October 1, 2013, the U.S. federal government officially went dark. The shutdown came in the aftermath of the Senate’s decisive vote to reject a House plan that would have kept the government funded for...more
On January 2, 2013, President Obama signed into law the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (ATRA), to avert the so-called fiscal cliff. While most popular coverage has focused on ATRA’s changes to the tax code, the new law...more
On January 1, 2013, the U.S. Congress approved the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (the Act), concluding a protracted debate on how to prevent the United States from falling over the proverbial “fiscal cliff.” President...more
In This Issue:
Leading the News; Implementation of the Affordable Care Act; Other HHS and Federal Regulatory Initiatives; Other Congressional and State Initiatives; and Other Health Care News.
Excerpt from Leading...more
On December 31, 2012, Congress sent the Medicare IVIG Access and Strengthening Medicare and Repaying Taxpayers Act (“the Act”) of 2012 to President Barack Obama for signature. The Act had strong bipartisan support, passing in...more
President Obama’s second term promises to be among the most intense periods of regulatory activity since the late 1970s. The major focal points for new rules will be three of the country’s largest industries: health care,...more
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will change a lot of things in health care in 2013 and 2014. But the law probably won’t stop medical costs from rising — or end the search for someone to blame for the...more
In This Issue:
Implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA); Other HHS and Federal Regulatory Initiatives; Other Health Care News; and Hearings and Mark-Ups Scheduled.
Excerpt from Implementation of the...more
The Obama administration recently released three important proposed regulations under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the "ACA"). These proposed regulations, the highlights of which are discussed below, aim...more
In This Issue:
Leading the News: the Regs are Out!; Implementation of the Affordable Care Act; Other HHS and Federal Regulatory Initiatives; Other Congressional and State Initiatives; Other Health Care News; and Hearings...more
The Senate approved the previously House-passed Taking Essential Steps for Testing Act (also known as the “TEST Act”) this week, clearing the way for President Obama’s signature and enactment. The legislation, which amends...more
While Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan campaigned on the promise to repeal the U.S. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and to reform Medicare and Medicaid, their defeat does not mean the health industry should expect no...more
With the results of the election in, the path to implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) now appears clear. President Obama's re-election guarantees that implementation of national healthcare reform will proceed, and...more
In This Issue:
- Election Day Next Week
- Prescription Drug Task Force Continues Its Work
- Efficiency Maine Trust Finalizing Its Triennial Plan
- Decision on MaineCare Cuts Delayed
- Decision Deadline for...more
Greetings to all with only four days left until the election!
Our esteemed leader, John Knapp, posted yesterday on our Legi Blog an election preview-please be sure to read it. Also, please be sure to check back with us...more
As discussed in our recent post on the new Medicare Advantage (MA) star ratings, there is ongoing controversy regarding HHS’s Medicare Advantage Quality Bonus Payment Demonstration Project. The Demonstration Project is...more
In This Issue:
Leading the News; Implementation of the Affordable Care Act; Other HHS and Federal Regulatory Initiatives; Other Congressional and State Initiatives; Other Health Care News; and Hearings and Mark-Ups...more
While the election season often yields more heat than light, some clear themes emerged from last night's Brownstein Health Care Panel Discussion. Our panel and the audience of more than 80 health care professionals had...more
An October 1, 2012 report from the Congressional Research Service (CRS) analyzes the impact of impending across-the-board cuts to Federal spending known as “sequestration” on implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). ...more
Democratic members of the U.S. House Budget Committee have released a brief Frequently Asked Questions primer on the budget sequestration set to take effect on January 2, 2013. ...more
September 30, 2012, was the deadline for Governor Jerry Brown to take action on bills passed by the California Legislature during the 2012 regular legislative session....more
JD Kleinke, the 20-year health economics veteran and resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) who caused a stir with his Sept. 28 New York Times editorial, “The Conservative Case for Obamacare,” tells Inside...more
If polls continue to show public support eroding for Medicare premium support and Medicaid block grants, Republicans might have a difficult time pushing those reforms next year during the deficit reduction debates, some...more
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued a report on September 14, 2012 detailing the magnitude of impending across-the-board cuts to Federal spending beginning on January 2, 2013 in a process known as...more
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