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Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights - May 2017 #3

Governors pen bipartisan letter to Congress urging five-year extension of funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP); new analyses find Medicaid funding cuts under the AHCA would disproportionately affect...more

North Carolina Legislative Update - April, 2017 #2

by Brooks Pierce on

This week at the Legislature, House members filed dozens of bills and tried to get as much accomplished as possible prior to the legislature's spring recess. Confirmations - The Senate continued the process of...more

Window On Washington - This Week in the Nation's Capital

by Clark Hill PLC on

Budget Work Stymied: With the House and Senate headed for a mid-April recess, work on completing the Fiscal Year 2017 appropriations for 10 of the 11 appropriations bills remains unfinished despite an approaching April 28th...more

Privacy and Information Security a Top Priority in California under Xavier Becerra

by Fisher Phillips on

Governor Jerry Brown’s selection of Congressman Xavier Becerra to succeed (now Senator) Kamala Harris as the new Attorney General of California was a surprising move that brings into power in California a seasoned advocate of...more

Governor Baker Files FY2018 Budget

On Wednesday, January 25th, Governor Charlie Baker announced a $40.508 billion budget for FY2018 that increases state spending by a projected $1.65 billion, or 4.3 percent, over FY2017 levels. The budget proposal, Baker’s...more

SC Public Policy Update - February 2017

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

What's New - JUDICIAL ELECTIONS - Legislators officially elected Judge George “Buck” James as the next South Carolina Supreme Court justice on Wednesday during a joint session of the General Assembly on Wednesday....more

SC Public Policy Update - January 2017 #3

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

What's New - JUDICIAL ELECTIONS - A Joint Assembly is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, February 1, at noon for the election of a number of judges, including a race for a vacant seat on the South Carolina...more

News from the Vermont State House - An Analysis from DRM’s Government & Public Affairs Team - January 2017 #2

by Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC on

Treasurer Will Build Public Pension Plan for Small Business - State Treasurer Beth Pearce on Wednesday asked the Senate Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs Committee to create the framework for a...more

Post-Inauguration Outlook: ACA, Fiduciary Rule and Retirement-Related Tax Provisions

by Holland & Knight LLP on

President Donald Trump took the oath of office on Jan. 20, 2017, officially ushering in Republican control of the executive and legislative branches of government. With Republican control of both houses of Congress, and a new...more

SC Public Policy Update - January 2017

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

What's New - Members of the South Carolina General Assembly returned to Columbia on Tuesday, January 10th, to begin the first year of the 122nd Legislative Session. The top priorities facing lawmakers entering the new...more

[Webinar] What to Expect in Trump's First 100 Days - January 18th, 11:00am ET

by BakerHostetler on

After years of gridlock, Congress is poised to unleash a flurry of legislative activity early in 2017. The agenda is jam-packed as the Republican-led Congress targets major changes to the Affordable Care Act, Dodd-Frank,...more

Trump transition: What lies ahead for tax, health care, environment and financial services

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Politically, 2016 is a year few of us will soon forget — and 2017 could be just as memorable, as the focus shifts from the campaign trail to Capitol Hill. With Congress adjourned for the year and the framework of the Trump...more

The ERISA Litigation Newsletter - December 2016

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

This month Richard Zall, Chair of Proskauer's Health Care Department, explores developments likely to occur with respect to the Affordable Care Act as a result of the new administration. In our Rulings, Filings and...more

Trump Administration Forecast: Changes to Key Policies Expected

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

Donald Trump’s election as president of the United States of America was as unexpected in the polls as the United Kingdom’s vote to embrace Brexit. Now Democrats and Republicans alike are trying to assess how Mr. Trump, a...more

A Trump Presidency: Potential Impact on Employee Benefits Law and Policy

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

For many months, we have been speculating about how the results of the 2016 presidential election would impact employee benefits policy going forward. Now that Donald Trump has won the election and Republicans have secured a...more

New Patient Transparency Requirements for Hospitals and ASCs

by Carlton Fields on

Governor Scott signed into law House Bill 1175 relating to Transparency in Health Care. The new law makes several changes to existing laws regulating the licensure of hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers...more

IREG Update - Global pandemic emergencies: the insurance industry tackles a seemingly unmanageable risk

by Dentons on

Global pandemic emergencies: the insurance industry tackles a seemingly unmanageable risk - On May 21, 2016, the World Bank Group announced the Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility (PEF), a new global financing...more

Health Care Group News: Part Two: The Rest of SB 351 (Now Public Act 16-95)

by Murtha Cullina on

While Senate Bill 351, now enacted as Public Act 16-95 (the "Act"), received attention for the limits it placed on physician non-compete provisions, numerous other provisions of the Act are worth highlighting. These...more

News from Second and State

This was the last week of session before high-budget season starts in June, and all of the action was in the House of Representatives. Though it’s never really certain how the state spending plan will shake out until it’s...more

Tax Law Blog: Sports and Fitness Bill Would Provide Tax Advantages for Gym Memberships and Sports Equipment

by Davis Brown Law Firm on

As the summer months approach, and many of us begin crawling back out into the sun, the Personal Health Investment Today Act (“PHIT”) remains in Congressional hibernation. Introduced in the House on March 3, 2015, the PHIT...more

Illinois Governor Initiates Fight Against Health Care Fraud Amid Growing Deficit

by Polsinelli on

As Illinois' finances continue to deteriorate and the budget crisis remains unsolved, the Rauner administration recently announced an initiative to focus on identifying and recouping health care fraud in Illinois. On April 5,...more

Changes to IRS Partnership and LLC Audit Rules

Recent history has seen a proliferation of health care organizations—including tax-exempt organizations, for-profit companies, and physician practice groups—that have joined together to take advantage of different synergies...more

The Challenges of the Evolving Marijuana Industry: Reconciling State Legislation with Federal Prohibition

Cultivation, production, distribution, or possession of marijuana is a federal criminal offense under the Controlled Substances Act (the CSA). Yet, despite federal prohibition, state-sanctioned marijuana industries have...more

Passing on Healthcare Liability Claims Against Passive Investors in Tennessee

by Butler Snow LLP on

Tennessee recently enacted a law that limits who may be named as a defendant in a healthcare liability action. For causes arising on or after April 24, 2015, a healthcare liability action may only be brought “against the...more

Analysis of Ohioans for Medical Marijuana’s Proposed Ballot Initiative

by Benesch on

Late last week the Ohio ballot board certified a constitutional amendment (the “Amendment”), proposed by Ohioans for Medical Marijuana (“OMM”), to create a comprehensive regulatory program for the provision and sale of...more

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