Monthly Archives: July 2013

Health Care Reform Implementation Update – July 30, 2013

Some Republicans are threatening not to pass any debt ceiling deal that does not defund the Affordable Care Act and Democrats say they will not pass any deal that does; the full House Energy and Commerce Committee is slated to

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Posted in ACA, Articles, CMS, doc fix, Health Care Reform Implementation Updates, HHS, Medicaid, Medicaid expansion, Medicare, SGR, Washington, D.C.

Infrastructure Alert – July 24, 2013

Tomorrow, President Obama will deliver a speech at the Jacksonville Port Authority. The speech is expected to involve remarks on the nation’s infrastructure and how the Administration will advance infrastructure investment. This is his second speech at a port this

Posted in appropriations, Articles, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Transportation, gas tax, Highway Trust Fund, Infrastructure, MAP-21, P3, public-private partnership, TIFIA, TIGER, Transportation Legislation, Washington, D.C.

Health Care Reform Implementation Update – July 23, 2013

With only two weeks before Congress’ August recess and just a little more than two months before October open enrollment begins, Washington is busy sorting through, implementing and, in some cases, fighting the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Department of

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Posted in ACA, ACO, ACOs, Affordable Care Act, Articles, CMS, doc fix, Employer Mandate, Employer Penalty, Health Care Reform Implementation Updates, HHS, Medicaid, Medicare, SGR, Washington, D.C.

Health Care Reform Implementation Update – July 16, 2013

Affordable Care Act Takes Ones Step Back: Employer Mandate Delayed Until 2015 Business Relieved; Congress Seeks Answers, Seeks Similar Relief for Individuals Capitol Hill and the agencies went back and forth last week on the impact and consideration involved in

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Posted in ACA, Affordable Care Act, Articles, CHIP, CMS, Employer Mandate, Employer Penalty, Health Care Reform Implementation Updates, HHS, IRS, Medicaid, Medicaid expansion, Medicare, Washington, D.C.

Infrastructure Alert – July 10, 2013

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) has released a Waterborne Freight Transportation report. The report finds that the status quo of waterborne freight is unsustainable and recommends federal legislation for repair and improvements of the marine transportation system’s

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Posted in Amtrak, appropriations, Articles, Department of Transportation, FAA, freight, FTA, gas tax, High-Speed Rail, Highway Trust Fund, Infrastructure Bank, MAP-21, P3, public-private partnership, TIGER, VMT, Washington, D.C.

Health Care Reform Implementation Update – July 3, 2013

The Obama administration announced yesterday it was delaying the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Employer Mandate, which requires employers with 50 or more full-time workers to provide affordable health insurance to its employees or pay a fine; the House Committee on

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