Summary "The facts are these: Since the enactment of the Affordable Care Act, the growth in healthcare costs has slowed dramatically. That includes the cost paid by government, by businesses and individuals," she said, according to accounts from The Hill , ABC and CNN . Pelosi said that increases in health care premiums that many Americans face would have been greater if not for the law.
Summary I am neurotic. The exchanges are critical for providing access to care but also for controlling costs by promoting insurance-company competition for cost-conscious consumers. The challenge is more than getting the sites to work faster and more reliably. Now is not the time for autopilot. Lawmakers need to enhance the exchanges and more rapidly adopt alternatives to the fee-for-service payment system.
Summary The parents of murdered Virginia Tech student Morgan Dana Harrington carried out a sad ritual Sunday. Dan and Gil Harrington tied a fourth black ribbon on a bridge that connects the John Paul Jones Arena and the North Grounds of the University of Virginia with Ivy Road. The Harringtons' action marked the fourth anniversary of the discovery of their daughter's remains at a farm in Albemarle County.
Summary It has now been four years and two election cycles since the Supreme Court delivered its bombshell decision in the Citizens United case, and the damage to our democracy and to the public's faith in its elected officials has been staggering. The decision highlighted the voters' "informational interest" in knowing who is trying to persuade them. Yet, the decision also revealed the Court's fundamental misunderstanding of not only the disclosure regime in place at the time, but also--and even more problematically--the foreseeable impact of its holding on disclosure.