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New rules intended to keep insurers on Obamacare exchanges while waiting for what’s next

By   /  February 16, 2017  /  Federal Government, Health Care, National, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

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“Even if Republicans took no steps to repeal the ACA it may become dysfunctional if steps aren’t taken to make sure that insurers aren’t going to lose money,” he said.

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States seem ill-prepared for looming federal Medicaid cuts

By   /  February 10, 2017  /  Federal government, Health Care, National, News, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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  States could be in for a serious budgeting wake-up call if they don’t prepare for a reduction in Medicaid payments as part of a repeal or overhaul of the 2010 health care law. An expert tells Watchdog.org that states seem woefully unprepared for how the potential restructuring of the country’s health-care insurance system could […]

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New FTC chair could push changes in Qualcomm case, other tech issues

By   /  February 9, 2017  /  National, News, Patents, Regulations, Technology  /  No Comments

The appointment of a new chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission could mean a paradigm shift in the panel’s actions on recent hot-button issues, including a federal lawsuit brought against Qualcomm days before the end of the Obama administration. The FTC knocked the San Diego-based chip maker for allegedly violating federal antitrust law by leaning […]

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Survey: College ‘bias response teams’ threaten free speech

By   /  February 8, 2017  /  Campus Culture, Education, First Amendment, National  /  No Comments

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Free speech is being eroded on college campuses. Not with a bang, but with a bias response team.

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Betsy DeVos confirmed as education secretary

By   /  February 7, 2017  /  Campus Culture, Education Blog, Federal government, First Amendment, National  /  No Comments

A supporter of school choice now heads the U.S. Department of Education.

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This map shows how far-reaching — and debt-ridden — government broadband has grown

By   /  February 7, 2017  /  Minnesota, National, News, South Carolina, Technology, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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  The Taxpayers Protection Alliance Foundation has launched a website where users can view the litany of municipal broadband projects saddled with millions in debt. The map shows more than 200 projects funded by taxpayers, many of them deep in financial arrears and several more that failed, either sold off for deep discounts to private […]

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