Monthly Archives: November 2012

Sequestration: 3-Point Bulletin

What is budget sequestration? Budget sequestration, commonly referred to as simply “sequestration” or the “sequester,” is the sweeping automatic, mandatory, across-the-board federal spending cuts that will occur on January 2. Sequestration will cut over $100 billion out of the FY2013

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Medicaid Expansion 3-Point Bulletin

  What is Medicaid expansion and why does it matter? The Affordable Care Act greatly expanded the Medicaid program. Under the law, beginning in 2014, anyone 133 percent above the federal poverty line would qualify for Medicaid. This differs from the pre-ACA

Posted in Articles, Washington, D.C.

Election Behind Us: Looking Ahead to the Fiscal Cliff and 2013

The balance of power in Washington remains intact: control of the White House and Congress remains as it was prior to the election. Notwithstanding that balance of power, we are NOT in a status quo political environment. There are two

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Your Home and Business After Hurricane Sandy: 3-Point Bulletin

The Importance of Evaluating Property and Making a Plan A natural disaster can leave you and your business mired in financial uncertainty and insecurity. Assessing conditions, values, and assistance need is critical to both short- and long-term recovery. Below are

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Posted in Articles, FEMA, natural disasters, New Jersey, New York, Washington, D.C.

Medicaid Expansion 3-Point Bulletin

What is Medicaid expansion and why does it matter? The Affordable Care Act greatly expanded the Medicaid program.  Under the law, beginning in 2014, anyone 133 percent above the federal poverty line would qualify for Medicaid.  This differs from the

Posted in Articles, Washington, D.C.

Student Loans: Some Issues to Consider

Although these are not the only aspects of student loan policy that will come up in the next legislative session, these issues will drive the discussion regarding student loans. Student loan debt is being reported as the next big “mortgage

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