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CBO Issues Report On RFS Compliance Through 2017

On June 26, 2014, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) issued a 38-page report on the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), "The Renewable Fuel Standard: Issues for 2014 and Beyond." The report examines potential compliance...more

Private Fund Update - February 24, 2014

In this issue: - The 113th Congress - Securities and Exchange Commission - Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) - The Administration - Congressional Budget Office (CBO) -...more

Private Fund Update - February 18, 2014

In this issue: - The 113th Congress - Securities and Exchange Commission - Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) - The Administration - Congressional Budget Office (CBO) - Small...more

Private Fund Update - February 10, 2014

In this issue: - The 113th Congress - Securities and Exchange Commission - Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) - Congressional Budget Office (CBO) - The Administration -...more

Health Care Reform Implementation Update - February 10, 2014

Last week the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report on the Affordable Care Act (ACA), in which it projected a decline in the number of full-time-equivalent hours worked; the Senate Finance, House Ways and Means,...more

Capital Thinking: Budget and Appropriations

Debt Ceiling - The suspension of the nation’s debt ceiling authorized by the FY 2014 Continuing Resolution (P.L. 113-46) will expire on Friday; however, the Department of Treasury predicts it will be able to extend the...more

Health Care Reform Implementation Update - January 31, 2014

This week the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) provided new scores for the three sustainable growth rate (SGR) repeal proposals from the Senate Finance, House Ways and Means, and Energy and Commerce Committees; a list of...more

Capital Thinking: Health Care

This Week’s PPACA Vote - House leadership has scheduled a vote next week to ban federal subsidies from being used for abortion coverage. H.R. 7, the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act” sponsored by Rep. Chris Smith...more

2014 Legislative & Regulatory Outlook

The K&L Gates Public Policy and Law Group (“Policy Group”) has prepared a legislative and regulatory outlook for 2014 with the purpose of identifying potential risks and opportunities for stakeholders. Conventional wisdom...more

Permanent “Doc Fix” Proposal Would Repeal SGR, Implement Value

Based Physician Reimbursement System—On October 31, 2013, House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich) and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont) unveiled a proposal to permanently repeal Medicare’s...more

Congressional Budget Office’s estimate on budgetary effects of raising Medicare eligibility age to 67

On October 24, 2013, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released an updated estimate on the potential impact of raising Medicare’s eligibility age. Medicare costs are expected to rapidly increase in coming years due to...more

CBO and CMS Provide Healthcare Spending Projections

CMS and the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) each recently released reports projecting healthcare spending over the next several years. In CBO’s annual long-term budget outlook, which was released on September 17, the...more

Health Care Reform Implementation Update - September 17, 2013

Congress has been back for a week, and already the president and Democrats are engaged in a contest with Republicans to see who will blink first. Additional spending legislation needs to be passed to keep the government...more

Health Care Reform Update -- September 16th, 2013

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

Capital Thinking: Education

LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY - Pell grant report - The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report examining the recent growth of the Pell Grant Program and policy options to address the cost of the program. As...more

Congressional Budget Office Report States that the Senate Immigration Bill Would Save the U.S. Nearly Nine Hundred Billion Dollars...

In a report released June 18, 2013, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that by 2023, enacting The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013 (S.744) could reduce...more

Proposed And Final Rules Released Regarding The ACA's Individual Mandate

In This Issue: - Minimum Essential Coverage ..HHS Proposed Rule - Shared Responsibility Payments and Exemptions ..HHS Proposed Rule ..IRS Proposed Rule ..IRS Final Rule - Essential Health Benefits ...more

Health Care Reform Implementation Update - February 27, 2013

As Washington and the rest of the country brace for cuts from the sequester to kick in on March 1, Florida Gov. Rick Scott surprised many and confirmed others' predictions by announcing his state will expand its Medical...more

Health Care Reform Implementation Update - February 13, 2013

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

CBO Issues Update to the Budget and Economic Outlook for Fiscal Years 2012 to 2022 Reflecting Changes in Medicare and Medicaid...

On August 22, 2012, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) issued an Update to the Budget and Economic Outlook for fiscal years 2012 to 2022 (Budget Update). CBO states in the Budget Update that “[s]harp reductions in...more

PPACA: What’s Next For Life Sciences Companies

Law360, New York (August 24, 2012, 12:57 PM ET) -- Life sciences companies breathed a sigh of relief when the U.S. Supreme Court largely upheld the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). After all, the PPACA will...more

Congressional Budget Office Releases Highway Study on Public Private Partnerships and Design-Build

Earlier this month, the Congressional Budget Office published a study entitled Using Public Private Partnerships to Carry Out Highway Projects. The study addresses two issues: 1) can design-build and PPP models provide...more

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