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H.R. 1628: Obamacare Repeal Reconciliation Act of 2017

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/costestimate/52939-hr1628amendment.pdf

Estimates that passage of this proposed act would decrease the federal deficit by $473 billion over the 2017-2026 period, increase the number of people without health insurance by 17 million in 2018, and, due to the loss of Medicaid expansion and federal subsidies, increase the number of people without health insurance to 32 million by 2026.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

An Analysis of the President’s 2018 Budget

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Statistics

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/52846-apb.pdf

Budget deficits from 2018 through 2027 would total nearly one-third less than those in previous baseline projections, ranging between 2.6% and 3.3% of GDP.   Also discusses how the president’s proposed budget would affect the U.S. economy and the differences between the administration’s and CBO’s estimates.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Global Abortion Policies Database

Categories: Abortion/Contraception,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,United Nations,Women

https://srhr.org/abortion-policies/

An interactive, open-access database and repository of current abortion laws, policies, national standards, and guidelines.  Aims to be a comprehensive information resource on abortion policies in the 21st century.  From the World Health Organization and the United Nations

 

CFPB Issues Rule to Ban Companies From Using Arbitration Clauses to Deny Groups of People Their Day in Court

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Financial Crisis/Markets,Laws/Regulations

https://www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/newsroom/cfpb-issues-rule-ban-companies-using-arbitration-clauses-deny-groups-people-their-day-court/

Press release announcing details of a regulation that would block the use by credit card companies and others of arbitration clauses that prevent consumers from joining in class-action lawsuits.  Includes links to further explanation and the text of the rule.  From the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

 

Digest of United States Practice in International Law 2016

Categories: China,Foreign Affairs,Laws/Regulations,Philippines,Treaties

http://www.state.gov/s/l/2016/index.htm

Provides a record of the views and practice of the U.S. government in public and private international law during 2016.   Includes key speeches by the State Department’s legal adviser on outer space law.  Also covers genocide issues, and issues involving the South China Seas disputes between China and the Philippines.  From the State Department

 

Waters of the U.S. Rulemaking

Categories: Environment,Laws/Regulations,Natural Resources

https://www.epa.gov/wotus-rule

Website for regulatory activity related to the Clean Water Rule designed to protect navigable waterways and wetlands. Contains the executive order and press release on the intent of the agency to rescind the rule and “recodify the regulatory text” as it existed prior to 2015.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

 

 

Trafficking in Persons Report 2017

https://www.state.gov/j/tip/rls/tiprpt/2017/index.htm

Annual report on human slavery including sex trafficking, forced labor, and child labor.  Includes individual country narratives on U.S. perspectives of their success in stopping such offenses.  From the State Department

 

H.R. 1628: Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Health Insurance,Laws/Regulations

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/costestimate/52849-hr1628senate.pdf

Estimates that passage of the Senate version of the health care legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act would reduce the federal budget deficit by $321 billion over the 2017-2026 time period but result in loss of health insurance coverage for 22 million individuals.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

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