Monthly Archives: %sJuly 2011

Aretha Got It Right: R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

By Constance Campanella, President and CEO

At a recent conference of state Attorneys General, a corporate advocate referred to the assembly of almost 30 state AG’s as the “farm team.”   It was meant to juxtapose AG’s against Governors and was intended as a compliment. 

Unfortunately, as a compliment, the reference fell flat.   Actually, it fell right through the floor.   AG’s […]

July 26th, 2011|Blogs, State Politics|

An Overhaul for the National Governors’ Association

By Mark D. Anderson, Esq., Senior Vice President

The National Governors’ Association (NGA) concluded its Annual Meeting July 17 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Marking a dramatic change in their process, the Governors allowed most of their existing policies to sunset and unveiled an entirely new policy process for the organization.  This complete revamping is intended to breathe life into […]

July 19th, 2011|Blogs, Groups|

Will States Be Ready and Willing to Implement Health Benefit Exchanges?

By Robert A. Holden, Esq., Vice President

The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking July 11, setting out guidelines for the creation of State Health Benefit Exchanges under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) as well as a process for federal approval of those exchanges. Comments on the proposed […]

July 14th, 2011|Blogs, Health Care|