January 23: Adam Andrzejewski: How Posting All Public Spending Online Can Transform U.S. Public Policy
Today, the Freedom of Information Act and internet make it possible to post online all spending at the federal, state, and local levels. This kind of radical transparency can transform U.S. public policy.
The New York City Council is supporting a proposal from Albany to take over the state’s health care system by creating a “Medicare for All” program, over the objections of hospitals and labor union leaders.
Twelve state attorneys general filed a lawsuit against several information technology companies and their subsidiaries, alleging poor business practices led directly to the theft of private health care data of 3.9 million people in a 2015 data breach.
The federal production tax credit for wind energy producers has cost the U.S. government billions of dollars in revenues while benefiting just a few large corporations, says a new study by the Texas Public Policy Foundation.
OneCare Vermont—the state’s all-payer health care network that works in tandem with Medicare, Medicaid, commercial, and self-funded insurance programs —is coming under increased scrutiny, as administrators failed to release data on the program.
Arizona voters rejected a ballot initiative which would have required utilities to use renewable sources to produce at least 50 percent of the electricity in the state by 2030, “irrespective of the cost to customers.”
Pending confirmation by the 116th Congress, Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) says he will fill the seat of retiring Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and address health care affordability and high drug prices in his new role.
A $44 billion liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project planned by the state of Alaska to sell natural gas to Asian markets could be upended by November’s election of Mike Dunleavy as the state’s new governor.
A plan by Minnesota-based Land O’Lakes, Inc. to begin selling AHPs across state lines in Nebraska meets the state insurance standards required to begin offering the plans, Nebraska Department of Insurance Director Bruce Ramge says.