Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Biden Administration Targets Industrial Decarbonization Through Electrification, Low-Carbon Fuels, CCUS

September 7, 2022

Via: PowerMag

The Biden administration has laid out a comprehensive roadmap to help five energy-intensive manufacturing sectors reduce their fuel- and power-related carbon emissions and achieve net-zero by 2050. The pathways proposed for the iron and steel, cement and concrete, food and […]

Infrastructure, Public Works

Clean electricity standard lands spot in $3.5 trillion Democratic-backed infrastructure deal

July 15, 2021

Via: Utility Dive

The prospects that a clean electricity standard will make it through Congress improved Wednesday, with Sen. Smith tweeting the industry-wide requirement would be in the larger of the two infrastructure bills the Biden administration is hoping to pass. Democrats are […]

Health & Insurance, Social Services

The FDA Seeks a New Way to Review Old Drugs Without Causing Prices to Soar

April 15, 2021

Via: Kaiser Health News

Chuck Peterson of Omaha, Nebraska, recently experienced a swollen, painful knuckle caused by arthritis. He got a prescription for colchicine. Doctors have used the drug for treating gout and other rheumatic conditions for well over two centuries. When Peterson went […]

Health & Insurance, Social Services

Democrats Gave Americans a Big Boost Buying Health Insurance. It Didn’t Come Cheap.

March 24, 2021

Via: Kaiser Health News

When Democrats pushed through a two-year expansion of the Affordable Care Act in the covid-relief bill this month, many people celebrated the part that will make health insurance more affordable for more Americans. But health care researchers consider this move […]

Health & Insurance, Social Services

Under New Cost-Cutting Medicare Rule, Same Surgery, Same Place, Different Bill

March 23, 2021

Via: Kaiser Health News

A cost-saving change in Medicare launched in the final days of the Trump administration will cut payments to hospitals for some surgical procedures while potentially raising costs and confusion for patients. For years, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services […]

Health & Insurance, Social Services

Analysis: The Trump Health Care Policies That Deserve to Stick Around

March 16, 2021

Via: Kaiser Health News

President Joe Biden’s goal of providing health care for more Americans advanced this week with his signing of an economic stimulus package that includes subsidies for health insurance premiums and new incentives for states to expand Medicaid, as well as […]

Health & Insurance, Social Services

Pandemic Aid Package Includes Relief From High Premiums

March 9, 2021

Via: Kaiser Health News

As President Joe Biden’s pandemic relief package steams through Congress, Democrats have hitched a ride for a top health care priority: strengthening the Affordable Care Act with some of the most significant changes to insurance affordability in more than a […]

Health & Insurance, Social Services

Why Biden Has a Chance to Cut Deals With Red State Holdouts on Medicaid

February 17, 2021

Via: Kaiser Health News

President Joe Biden has an unexpected opening to cut deals with red states to expand Medicaid, raising the prospect that the new administration could extend health protections to millions of uninsured Americans and reach a goal that has eluded Democrats […]

Health & Insurance, Social Services

100 Million Covid Shots in 100 Days Doesn’t Get Us Back to Normal

February 3, 2021

Via: Kaiser Health News

April 30 will mark the end of the first 100 days of President Joe Biden’s tenure. That’s a benchmark presidents often set for making good on high-priority campaign promises. In early December, Biden announced that one promise would be to […]