Virginia House set to vote on health care reforms as hospitals push back

By   /  February 8, 2016  /  Health Care, Issues, News, Politics & Elections, regulations, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

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Lawmakers in Virginia House could give their stamp of approval to a package of health care reforms intended to ease anti-competitive regulations.

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Watchdog’s Scariest People of 2015: No. 3

By   /  January 1, 2016  /  Energy and Environment, Virginia  /  No Comments

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Part 23 of 25 in the series Watchdog’s Scariest People of 2015   It was just a two-page letter from 20 climate scientists but it landed with a figurative thud — and accusations that colleagues who dared to stray from climate orthodoxy were being targeted. The missive to President Barack Obama, Attorney General Loretta Lynch and […]

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Decades later, states still dealing with anti-competitive federal health regs

By   /  December 31, 2015  /  Accountability, Delaware, Federal Government, Issues, Louisiana, National, New York, News, regulations, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

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Blame the federal government for state-level regulations that drive up the cost of health care and restrict access to hospitals.

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Lawmakers call for deregulation of Virginia’s hospitals

By   /  December 23, 2015  /  Health Care, Issues, News, regulations, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

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A group of state lawmakers say they want to dismantle controversial regulations that limit competition among hospitals in Virginia.

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Business as usual: Congress rubber-stamps investor visas

By   /  December 18, 2015  /  Iowa, New York, News, Texas, Vermont, Virginia  /  No Comments

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In a pre-holiday rush, Congress ditched reforms that would have reined in the controversial EB-5 investor visa program.
“No reforms. No plugs to national security. No safeguards against fraud and abuse,” Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, said on the eve of expected House approval.

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