Monthly Archives: February 2013

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 program, and

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Posted in ACA, Affordable Care Act, Articles, Health Care Reform Implementation Updates, HHS, Medicaid, Medicaid expansion, Medicare, sequestration, Washington, D.C.

Infrastructure Alert – February 26, 2013

Following President Obama’s State of the Union call for a national infrastructure policy, the White House released this fact sheet, providing some details of the plan thus far.  The fact sheet outlines calls for cutting red tape, encouraging public-private partnerships,

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Posted in Articles, gas tax, Infrastructure Bank, MAP-21, public-private partnership, sequestration, TIFIA, Washington, D.C.

Health Care Reform Implementation Update – February 19, 2013

Last week another marketplace deadline came and went, Illinois became the 21st state approved to operate a health insurance marketplace, and U.S. senators pressed the HHS official responsible for the bulk of exchange implementation for information.   AT THE AGENCIES

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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), President Obama formally renominated Marilyn Tavenner

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Infrastructure Alert – February 13, 2013

President Obama called for increased infrastructure and transportation spending in last night’s State of the Union address, stressing the need to fix failing infrastructure first and utilizing public-private partnerships where appropriate. As details emerge of his national infrastructure plan and

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Posted in Articles, gas tax, Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund, Highway Trust Fund, sequestration, State of the Union, Washington, D.C.

Debunking the Current “Rift” in the Executive Branch: 3-Point Bulletin

  (1) Much is being made in the media about the "rift" between the White House and the Departments of State and Defense and the CIA regarding arming Syrian rebels. There no doubt were strongly held views on both sides of

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Health Care Reform Implementation Update – February 4, 2013

 Several agency actions on the Affordable Care Act out of HHS and Treasury last week include proposed regulations detailing exemptions from the shared responsibility tax, such as an exemption for those who would qualify for expanded Medicaid but live in

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