Excerpt: We believe the data reinforce our concerns that PPACA diverted the Medicaid program from its original intent to serve the nation’s most vulnerable populations, including children, pregnant women, individuals with disabilities, and low-income disabled seniors. The Medicaid program is already struggling to meet the health care needs of our poorest and sickest Americans.
Excerpt: To date, the administration has only provided information about the number of visits to healthcare.gov, the number of web-chats, and the number of calls to a toll-free number. No information has been released on the number of Americans that have actually enrolled. Multiple reports indicate, though, that some states failed to enroll anyone on the first day. The reasons for this are not clear. Are website failures preventing enrollment?
Excerpt: As you are aware, Public Law No. 112-28, enacted in August 2011, directed the Commission to seek public comment on "opportunities to reduce the cost of third-party testing requirements consistent with assuring compliance with any applicable consumer product safety rule, ban, standard or regulation." To read the letter, click here.
Annie Appleseed Foundation Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics
Letters to Federal Agencies Regarding Development and Use of Estimates for the Social Cost of CarbonSeptember 26, 2013 | Letter
Excerpt: These controversial estimates are currently being used by federal agencies to place dollar values on the potential climate damages purportedly avoided by carbon dioxide reduction in regulatory actions, with measurements of such effects extending hundreds of years into the future. The implications of quantifying future impacts raises serious questions about how federal agencies are developing these estimates to advance rulemaking.
Excerpt: We support the Commission's timely examination of the important issues surrounding centralized capacity markets, and today, we write to encourage the Commission to also consider the many other critical issues facing RTOs and ISOs, either as part of the capacity market proceeding or a seperate proceeding. To read the letter, click here.