Before you pursue the new avenues of participation with smaller Regulatory Groups, be sure to read these pointers on successful engagement.
Do spikes in state regulatory activity and midterm elections overlap?
At the federal, state and local levels a battle is being waged and there seems to be no middle ground.
United States Environmental Protection Agency staff made clear their interest in reaching out to state officials at ECOS last week. The question is why.
The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) Winter Committee Meetings presented an interesting blend of discussion concerning both long-standing issues and more recent “hot topics.” Depending on the room you were in it either felt like you were at the Renaissance Washington Hotel… or “Hotel California.”
If you wait for proposed regulations to be published in state registers or in many cases even wait for board or commission agendas to announce regulatory activity, you may be too late to effectively advocate for your company’s or association’s interests. You may have been searching for regs in all the wrong places.
While many have focused on the difficulties facing people seeking to enroll through Federally Facilitated Health Benefit Exchanges, state-run health benefit exchanges have been able to enroll large numbers of individuals seeking care. However, the relatively large number of enrollees may mask an enrollment issue for the states that could become larger once the Federally Facilitated Exchanges come online.
Greenhouse gas emissions and carbon pollution control created a heated atmosphere at last week’s 2013 Environmental Council of the States (ECOS) annual meeting. Climate change drove the agenda from the start to finish.
For health care policy makers, consumers and employers alike, the question this summer is: will the health care benefit exchanges be operational on time?
The Medicaid holding, what disappointed Colorado Attorney General John Suthers referred to as the “Silver Lining,” offers states a real opportunity to opt out of the Medicaid expansion under the ACA and continue to receive funding for their existing Medicaid programs.