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Health Care

What’s in the $2 Trillion Virus Aid Bill?

As of Friday afternoon, the House & Senate have both passed H.R. 748, the CARES Act, which provides roughly $2 trillion to individuals, businesses, and states in response to the global coronavirus pandemic. The bill, negotiated between the House, Senate, and administration, and now awaiting the President’s signature includes: $500 billion for loans and assistance to companies and state and local governments, including $29 billion for loans to U.S. airlines […]

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COVID-19 Regulatory & Employment Agency Issues

By Martin Milita, Esq. The novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) is now a global pandemic. Clients are increasingly encountering a variety of regulatory and employment-related issues. Here are some specific steps employers-especially in highly regulated industries can take and general guidelines to keep in mind. The simple truth is that no one knows what will happen next. Every business needs to develop an infectious disease response plan. For many businesses that means […]

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Interstate Agreements and Interstate Compacts

By Alana Burman As the Internet and increased interconnectivity have expanded, state government officials have come to rely upon interstate compacts and agreements to navigate how their decisions affect neighboring areas.  The main difference between compacts and agreements is the level of formality.  Both serve to provide a unified goal in coordination and planning across combinations of territories, governments, and populations.  Three states that have repeatedly leveraged their proximity to […]

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Heath Spending Cuts for States Under President Trump’s FY2020 Budget Proposal

President Trump’s proposed FY2021 budget proposes curtailing $920 billion in Medicaid spending and $756 billion in Medicare spending over 10 years.  To achieve that reduction, the Trump’s budget assumes that all the various policies it proposes are implemented.  Those policies, however, are either tied up in court or facing other opposition.  The Health and Human Services Department’s (HHS) annual budget proposal presumes that expanded work requirements, tighter beneficiary eligibility screening, and capped […]

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