Monthly Archives: March 2012

Don’t Be Fooled By The Front Page

As the government works on a budget for fiscal year 2013, the press has been emphasizing the differences between the various budgets that have been proposed. The President is required to submit a yearly budget to congress and in early

Posted in Articles, Washington, D.C.

Infrastructure Alert – March 26, 2012

As Congress heads towards a two-week break surrounding the Easter holiday, little has been resolved surrounding the major issues facing how the nation will fund major infrastructure and transportation safety programs over the coming years. While the Senate was able to

Posted in Articles, Washington, D.C.

Sequestration

With the media and American public focused on the presidential race and never-ending drama of the Republican primaries, Congress has been largely shielded from the spotlight these past few weeks. Whether or not the public is paying attention, Congress has

Posted in Articles, Washington, D.C.

Health Care Reform Implementation Update March 14, 2012

In the past week, HHS released the final rule for health insurance exchanges; the White House coordinated events to be held outside the Supreme Court during the March 26-28th arguments; and New York State warned health insurers that they would

Posted in Articles, Health Care Reform Implementation Updates, Washington, D.C.

Infrastructure Alert – March 13, 2012

  Washington, D.C., continues to arm wrestle over transportation funding legislation, as the Senate and House work to move competing legislation.  Last week saw support for the House bill crumble away, even as leaders tried to work out contentious provisions

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Health Care Reform Implementation Update March 8, 2012

In the past week, HHS reported that the Affordable Care Act has eliminated lifetime limits on coverage for more than 105 million Americans; a U.S. House subpanel approved a measure to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB); and House

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