Regulatory policy

As health policy activity slows, all eyes are on the Biden administration – InsuranceNewsNet

The U.S. health policy landscape has evolved as the country enters another year of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Biden administration advances new priorities. Health policy has focused on expanding and improving coverage as well as promoting health equity. A panel of policy experts gave their thoughts on the policy changes we’ve seen so far, […]

Constituent policy

DOT issues policy recommendations targeting supply chain disruption

Dozens of ships anchored outside America’s busiest ports, steadily rising freight rates, and frustrated consumers inheriting both crippling delays and exorbitant price increases: these have been the painful realities of the global supply chain in recent years. In a whole-of-government effort to alleviate the root and immediate causes of the supply chain crisis, the Biden […]

Constituent policy

US cannot exempt children from border policy for deportation, judge rules in illegal immigration case

Decision by Biden administration officials to exempt unaccompanied minors of a Trump-era directive that was used by US border officials to quickly deport hundreds of thousands of migrants amid the coronavirus pandemic was thrown out by a federal judge in Texas on Friday. U.S. District Court Judge Mark Pittman granted a plea by Republican officials […]

Constituent policy

Biden’s foreign policy woes are about to define the presidency

The COVID-19 pandemic was poised to define President Joe Biden’s administration, but two years into his tenure, foreign policy issues are looming. Now, after his murderous withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, his judgment on international conundrums is again in question as Russian President Vladimir Putin launches a bloody war against neighboring Ukraine. WHITE HOUSE […]

Regulatory policy

Funding and Policy Barriers Hinder Broadband Deployment in Rural America

Between the funding provided under the Trump administration and the recently passed infrastructure bill, billions of federal dollars have been allocated in recent years to extend high-speed internet service to unserved rural areas of the country. Lawmakers on both sides understand that closing the digital divide is essential for American consumers. Now, with so much […]

Regulatory policy

Biden rule could help prevent revival of Trump’s key immigration policy

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration said Thursday it would propose a settlement that some say will make it harder for future administrations to restore the Trump-era “public charge” policy that allowed authorities to deny permanent residency to immigrants who received or were most likely to need public benefits. Immigration advocates, who have criticized President Biden’s […]

Redistributive policy

Middle class dynamics for American foreign policy?

Orbis Issue revisited: Spring 2021 (65:2), “Challenges Facing the Biden Administration A focus on foreign (economic) policy for the middle class remains a key organizing principle for the Biden administration, but so far it has seemed more powerful in terms of rhetoric than implementation. This partly reflects the fact that a key element of foreign […]

Regulatory policy

Gordon: ‘Mr. Biden, tear up your energy policy. Let Wyoming power our country’

Governor Gordon delivers his “state of the state” address on Monday. (Screenshot via Wyoming PBS, YouTube) CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon delivered his “state of the state” message to the Wyoming Legislature on Monday, February 14 as the legislature convened its 2022 budget session, outlining aspects of his proposals for the new biennial […]

Regulatory policy

Telehealth policy after the pandemic

This week, Senators Catherine Cortez Masto and Todd Young introduced bipartisanship legislationthe Telehealth Extension and Evaluation Act, to pursue COVID-19-related changes to Medicare coverage of telehealth services beyond the public health emergency (PHE). Expanded access to telehealth has been one of the silver linings of the pandemic, and lawmakers are eager to build on these […]

Distributive policy

As other hotspots boil, US shows foreign policy focus on Asia

MELBOURNE, Australia — As Europe braces for the possibility of its biggest ground war in decades, US Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken took a 27-hour flight this week in the opposite direction. On Friday, Mr Blinken met the foreign ministers of Australia, Japan and India at a summit in Melbourne of the four-nation coalition […]

Constituent policy

White House drug policy official says ‘human element’ key to treating people with substance use disorders

According to the Centers for Disease Controls and Prevention, approximately 100,000 Americans have died from drug overdoses in a year through May 2021 and that number will only increase unless treatment providers focus on the human aspect of substance use disorder. That was the message conveyed from Haymarket, Va., by Rob Kent, general counsel for […]

Distributive policy

Nation’s liver distribution policy must be reversed, say Moran, Blunt, colleagues

The National Liver Distribution Policy is disproportionately harmful to patients living in the Midwest and South and must be reversed by the Biden administration, say U.S. Sens. Jerry Moran (R-KS), Roy Blunt (R -MO) and 14 of their colleagues. In a Jan. 24 letter to U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Xavier Becerra, […]

Redistributive policy

Wicker and Hyde-Smith demand the cancellation of the National Liver Redistribution Policy

Below is a press release from Senators Cindy Hyde-Smith and Roger Wicker: U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., joined 14 colleagues in lobbying Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra to quit undoes the Biden administration’s flawed national liver distribution policy. Wicker and Hyde-Smith signed a letter that highlights the disproportionate […]

Redistributive policy

Weighing in on President Biden’s first year: the economy and monetary policy

As part of a series examining the first year of Biden’s presidency, Harvard Law Today asked Christine A. DesanLeo Gottlieb law professor and scholar of monetary policy and economics, to share his thoughts on the administration’s successes, failures and future agenda. Harvard Law Today: What has the administration done well so far? Christine Desan: The […]

Redistributive policy

The Guardian’s take on US foreign policy: The case for democratic dominance | Editorial

JBiden’s foreign policy doctrine sees the future relationship between democracies and authoritarian regimes as a competition, accompanied by a battle of narratives. Undemocratic regimes have become brazen in their repression and many democratic governments have regressed by adopting their tactics of restricting free speech and undermining the rule of law. The United States, under Donald […]