Physician Plots Escape From 'Obamacare Noose'
IPI's Matthews noted Obamacare's expected 24 percent cut in Medicaid reimbursements coming Jan. 1. That issue has reared its head repeatedly, and each time Congress has stepped in to fix it by spending more money, but that can’t continue forever, he said.
Taxpayers Foot The Bill For Study Supporting New Internet Sales Taxes
In addition to the new paper, the SBA Office of Advocacy has begun a social media campaign to promote both the paper and Internet sales taxes. IPI even found a list of suggested Twitter tweets that the Office of Advocacy wrote for supporters to use to promote the flawed report.
Abbott's Privacy Rights Proposals Draw Attention
Attorney General Greg Abbott is pushing for more stringent privacy laws, looking to give Texans more control over personal information like DNA details. IPI's Bartlett Cleland said Abbott's proposals would help reduce the government’s power over personal information but disagreed with the method, saying an opt-in system would be the better option.
LNG export would be good for Maryland
Liquid natural gas exports could generate 9,500 jobs in Maryland alone by 2035 and increase state wages.
Study: Fracking Cuts Energy Costs, Raises Living Standards
Merrill Matthews says both taxpayers and tax collectors benefit from fracking and, ironically, it is the increased use of natural gas in power generation plants that has reduced our energy-related carbon dioxide emissions to near 1990 levels.
Life better or worse for high-risk patients under ObamaCare?
Merrill Matthews tells reporter Jim Angle patients in the high-risk pools will be shifted over to health insurance, raising premiums for everyone.
National Academies of Science Study: Fracking Captures 99 Percent of Methane
Merrill Matthews says new fracking technologies allow energy producers to provide more affordable electricity while simultaneously reducing pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions.
Bipartisan House Bill Attempts To Limit FDA's HIT Oversight
A bipartisan House bill introduced Oct. 22 aims to clarify FDA's authority over health information technology. Joel White of Health IT Now praised the bill during an IPI event, saying it created a "bright line" that made it clear that apps like health information technology management tools were beyond FDA's purview.
Comcast exec: Cable operators may deploy 500,000 Wi-Fi hotspots
It is no secret that U.S. cable TV operators are jumping into Wi-Fi big time, and one industry executive is forecasting they could collectively deploy and run half a million Wi-Fi hotspots in the near future. The prediction came from David Don, Comcast's executive director-regulatory and public affairs, at the IPI Communications Summit.
500,000 WiFi Sites on Cable's Agenda
Cable operators collectively could run at least 500,000 WiFi hotspots nationwide in the very near future, according to David Don, Comcast’s executive director-regulatory and public affairs at the fifth annual Institute for Policy Innovation Communications (IPI) Summit in Washington.
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