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Bill on Bankruptcy: Sandbagging of a Federal District Judge
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Bill on Bankruptcy: Make-Whole Premiums, Lehman, ResCap
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Bill on Bankruptcy: Versace Mansion Up for Sale, Casey Anthony
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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?
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Too Big To Fail in the Dodd-Frank Era
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Dysfunctional websites. Low enrollment numbers. Public outrage over cancelled health policies. Mea cuplas. A presidential administrative “fix.” Competing Congressional solutions. Finger pointing. It’s enough to make...more
One of the main complaints about the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare is it is bad for business. The cost of requiring health insurance is just too high, and will lead to businesses either 1) shutting down or 2) never...more
The combination of the federal government shutdown along with the roll out of Obamacare is a once in a lifetime event - sort of like a Lunar Eclipse or Haley's Comet. Or is it is more like the time that you...more
In This Issue:
Leading the News; Implementation of the Affordable Care Act; Other HHS and Federal Regulatory Initiatives; Other Health Care News; Hearings and Mark-Ups Scheduled.
Excerpt from Leading the...more
From the time of his initial run for President, and throughout his time in office, President Barack Obama has had the near universal support of organized labor....more
AFL-CIO RESOLUTION ATTACKS OBAMACARE -
On September 10, 2013, U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez, to a standing ovation from assembled labor leaders, addressed the AFL-CIO’s 27th quadrennial constitutional...more
After spending the past month in their home districts listening to constituents, this week House and Senate members are back in Washington and Congress is back in session. Though the attention of many has turned to...more
LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY -
PREMIUM SUBSIDY BILL -
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) will continue to drive legislation to undermine elements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and advance “patient-centered systems”...more
With less than 50 days until open enrollment begins, tensions in Washington and around the country are high among health care stakeholders. ...more
The October 1 enrollment date for the health insurance exchanges created under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is fast approaching and, yet, Congress remains torn along party lines about whether to work towards implementing the...more
Capitol Hill and the agencies went back and forth last week on the impact and consideration involved in delaying the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) employer mandate; votes in the House are expected this week on it, as well as a...more
On the heels of highly optimistic hiring plans expressed in our inaugural survey one year ago, employers remain bullish in their intentions to bring on new full-time employees, albeit to a somewhat lesser degree. As the job...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 Hearings and Mark-Ups Scheduled.
In This Issue:
- Top News
..Tavenner Wins Senate Confirmation to Head CMS
..US Charges 89 in Nationwide Medicare Fraud Crackdown
- State News
..Vermont Becomes Fourth State to Allow Physician-Assisted...more
In This Issue:
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
Last week the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued new proposed regulations on FY 2014 payment updates and regulatory policy changes for inpatient and long term care hospitals, skilled nursing facilitates,...more
Legislators convened for a three-day work week that ended in early adjournment on Thursday afternoon as lawmakers left Montgomery to beat anticipated severe weather. Day 20 concluded a week that saw progress on several...more
In This Issue:
- Appropriations Committee Continues to Hear Biennial Budget
- Governor Turns Pension Debate into Call for Action on Hospital Repayment Plan (Ya Mon!)
- Legislature Moves Quickly on Bill to Raise...more
In the wake of the controversy surrounding the passage of the Alabama Accountability Act, the legislative process slowed considerably in the State House. However, there was some movement on a few significant pieces of...more
Lobbying Took Place In A Neighboring State’s Legislature -
The National Labor Relations Board recently held that United Nurses and Allied Professionals (UNAP) did not violate the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) by...more
In the past week, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released an updated federal budget to account for new regulations from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS),...more
On Tuesday, we reported that attorneys for a Connecticut nursing home company were attempting to have an emergency application challenging the constitutionality of President Obama’s recess appointments to the National Labor...more
House Commerce Committee Chair Designate Joe Atkins has announced his top ten committee topics for the 2013 legislative session. Leading the list, not surprisingly, is health insurance exchange legislation. Passage of HIE...more
This article provides insight into some of the most pressing issues facing Massachusetts policymakers as the 2013–2014 legislative session approaches.
With the November 2012 election behind us and the New Year upon us,...more
President Obama became only the second Democratic president to win reelection since Franklin Roosevelt (Bill Clinton being the other), winning both the popular and Electoral College votes. Along with...more