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, […]

Regulatory policy

PA Ministry of Environmental Protection Updates Justice Policy

On March 11, 2022, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) released for public comment an updated Draft Environmental Justice Policy (Draft EJ Policy), which would significantly expand the scope of the Environmental Justice Initiatives of the DEP with regards to permitting, enforcement, climate change, subsidies and oil and gas development. The draft EJ policy, […]

Regulatory policy

Bars and restaurants want to end absurd safe zone policy

News Tyrell Gittens 4 hours ago File photo: Ariapita Avenue, Port of Spain. Photo by Angelo Marcelle RESTAURANT Peter George is disappointed that the government’s safe zone policy has not been discontinued. On Friday, the Prime Minister announced an easing of pandemic restrictions, including allowing establishments operating as safety zones, for those vaccinated or exempt […]

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

Cost of social policy

ISLAMABAD: Wellness is an elusive term. Politicians talk about welfare all the time and demand votes based on the welfare of the masses. There is a popular concept of a welfare state, which is supposed to take care of the masses, for example by providing them with unemployment benefits, subsidies or food. However, it is […]

Constituent policy

New Zealand’s summer harvest woes

When quarantine-free one-way travel (QFT) was introduced in October 2021 for Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu – three countries participating in New Zealand’s Recognized Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme – it was considered that the arrangement would bring significant relief to horticulture and viticulture. grape growers seeking seasonal labor for the 2022 season. Thanks to a series […]

Distributive policy

California adopts first national ‘endemic’ virus policy

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Governor Gavin Newsom on Thursday announced a state’s first shift to an “endemic” approach to the coronavirus pandemic that emphasizes prevention and rapid responses to outbreaks over mandates , a milestone nearly two years in the making that heralds a return to a more normal existence. Newsom said the approach – […]

Distributive policy

Canadian arbitrator upholds mandatory vaccination policy for employees who work indoors | Smaller

In Power Workers’ Union v Elexicon Energy Inc., 2022 CanLII 7228 (ON LA) (Elexicon Energy), a union challenged the reasonableness of an electric utility’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy (Policy). Arbitrator Mitchell found the policy reasonable “for employees who work indoors, even occasionally.” He determined, however, that the policy was not reasonable since it applied to […]

Constituent policy

State recommends changes in COVID policy for schools

The NC DHHS released a new toolkit on Thursday to recommend changes in COVID policy for schools. (AdobeStock) State recommends changes in COVID policy for schools The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) released a new COVID-19 toolkit Thursday with updated safety recommendations for COVID policy in public schools. In the toolkit, […]

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 […]

Constituent policy

Revamped vaccine policy challenge still has no legs, experts say

Additionally, the revised states challenge challenges that newly required CMS state investigators overseeing Medicare and Medicaid participating facilities must be vaccinated against COVID-19 on Jan. 25. guidance document. “Seemingly emboldened by the Supreme Court’s preliminary ruling, the federal government has extended its only remaining mandate to state employees,” reads the complaint. CMS essentially adding a […]

Regulatory policy

Norwegian Cruise Lines updates vaccination policy and removes mask requirements

Starting March 1, all passengers 5 years of age or older will need to be fully immunized at least two weeks prior to sailing to sail on any Norwegian Cruise Line ship. And, for the first time since the cruise line returned to sailing, it will allow unvaccinated children (4 years or younger) on board. […]

Constituent policy

MACo resists major and costly change in long-standing tax policy – Conduit Street

MACo Legislative Director Kevin Kinnally testified this week before the House Ways and Means Committee at opposition at HB 215 – Personal Property Tax – Depreciation of Assessed Value. This bill would bring Maryland’s personal property depreciation schedule into line with federal law, which allows taxpayers to fully write off the value of certain personal […]

Regulatory policy

New Jersey LCV Rolls Out Joint Agenda of Bold Environmental Policy Priorities

Trenton, NJ – New Jersey League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (New Jersey LCVEF) has joined more than 25 advocacy partner organizations from across New Jersey to advance a bold joint agenda designed to keep New Jersey at the forefront of the national movement to achieve climate and justice action that will protect our families […]

Distributive policy

Spotify explains COVID-19 misinformation policy and hints Joe Rogan is safe

After weeks of criticism of Spotify’s controversial podcast host Joe Rogan and the company’s opaque approach to moderating potentially dangerous inaccurate content about COVID-19 on its platform, the streaming service’s CEO Popular Daniel Ek acknowledged on Sunday that “we haven’t been transparent around the policies that guide our content more broadly. “Based on feedback over […]

Constituent policy

Trade-offs and policy options – Using economic knowledge to inform public health policy

In May 2020, Mr. B., a 45-year-old Black American with a history of insulin-dependent type 2 diabetes, was hospitalized with SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia. He was a home care worker and traveled to his clients’ homes using public transportation. Mr. B. lived with his wife and two children. Her children were schooled remotely because of the Covid-19 […]

Constituent policy

How politics can boost Nigeria’s fight against non-communicable diseases

The recent announcement of an excise tax of N10 per liter on all soft drinks, carbonated and sugary drinks by the Government of Nigeria has been met with mixed reactions. Finance and Budget Planning Minister Zainab Ahmed, during the presentation of the 2022 budget breakdown, made the announcement, saying it was part of the government’s […]

Distributive policy

Coles updates vaccination policy to help all team members stay safe

Coles has updated its COVID vaccination policy to help keep team members and customers safe, as the number of positive cases remains high across Australia. Coles worked with team members nationwide to help them access vaccination as soon as they became eligible, and vaccination uptake was highest in states where it is already become a […]

Distributive policy

We need humane drug policy based on public health and harm reduction

Photo: Bret Kavanaugh/Unsplash Drug addiction is a complex and prevalent health problem in India and across the world. But despite the growing crackdown on drug cartels in India by law enforcement, drug use and reported cases under the NDPS Act 1985 are on the rise. The National Crime Records Bureau reported nearly 60,000 cases under […]