Monthly Archives: May 2012

Ten Things to Watch this Summer

Ten Things to Watch this Summer 1. Europe — As Europe’s debt crisis grows more troubling, it has the potential to dramatically impact the global economy, which could have ramifications for the President’s reelection. 2. Unemployment — It’s cliché to

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Health Care Reform Implementation Update May 16, 2012

Last week, HHS announced the first round of 26 Health Care Innovation Awards, CMS published the names of providers that have demonstrated meaningful use of electronic health records, and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie vetoed a bill to establish a

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An Apple a Day . . .

  Great post ( on the GigaOM Apple Blog today about Apple’s lobbying efforts — or lack thereof. Like Microsoft, Google, and other heavyweight companies, Apple will have to become more active in Washington. They’ve simply become too big, and they have

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Infrastructure Alert – May 9, 2012

Over the past two weeks developments on the Hill have been mostly behind the scenes as members return to town this week to begin conference meetings  on a long term transportation reauthorization bill.  An agency report showed that the transportation

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Health Care Reform Implementation Update May 8, 2012

Last week, the Obama administration announced that it would likely give Oregon $1.9 billion to get a new Medicaid initiative started and that it would provide $10.4 million to 70 grantees for rural health care and $728 million to more

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Health Care Reform Implementation Update May 1, 2012

Last week, the Medicare Board of Trustees released its annual report, the House of Representatives voted to take money from the healthcare overhaul to extend low interest rates for federal student loans, and the House Energy and Commerce Committee approved

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