Category Archives: Elections

The Unknown Future Of The Affordable Care Act

Donald Trump’s victory to become the next president of the United States, and the Republican Party’s continued control of the United States Senate and House, will likely have a significant impact on the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). President-elect Trump (Trump) has vowed to immediately dismantle the ACA. To date, Trump has provided …

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Post-Election Outlook for Higher Education

American higher education confronts a starkly different reality today in the aftermath of an election that yielded both a Republican administration and a Congress with Republican majorities in the House and Senate.  While the full impact may take years to assess, a preliminary review suggests some results are likely in the near term, including: Dramatic changes in …

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President-Elect Trump’s Impact on Affordable Care Act

For years, the Republican-controlled Congress has vowed to repeal or significantly scale back President Obama’s landmark legislation – the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “ACA”). During his campaign, President-elect Donald Trump repeatedly promised that he would “immediately repeal and replace” the ACA upon taking office.  Assuming Trump follows through on his promise, the ACA’s days …

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Impact of Presidential Election on Key United States Supreme Court Cases

America’s next President will potentially have the authority to nominate more than one United States Supreme Court Justice before the end of his or her presidency. Notably, during the final debate, this subject of Supreme Court appointments by the President Elect was one of the six topics for discussion and was identified as one of …

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New Presidency Will Compel Action in Key Areas of Health Care in 2017

As we enter the final stretch of the U.S. presidential election, health care remains one of the most contested issues with great potential for change, particularly to existing insurance and patient care systems. Compounding matters is the opening of enrollment season for exchange plans, which places the already hotly debated Affordable Care Act (ACA) at …

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U.S. Election Forecast on Congressional Leadership Changes

With the election less than a week away, we conducted in-depth analysis of possible House and Senate committee leadership changes, including committees that effect energy technology policies. Leadership of a number of House and Senate committees is bound to change due to term-limits, retirements, and perhaps election results, including the Energy and Commerce and Natural …

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US Voting Leave Laws: What Employers Need to Know

With the general election days away, employers should familiarize themselves with their state’s voting leave laws. Voting leave laws vary across the country. A number of states, however, do not have specific laws permitting time off to vote. These states include: Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, …

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The 2016 U.S. Presidential Election; Brexit West?

It is hard to overstate the political and policy parallels between the recent UK “Brexit” vote to leave the European Union (“EU”) and the pending U.S. presidential election.  Both cases reflect the significant tensions between globalism and national sovereignty, as well as the competing ideologies of capitalism and what might be described as European corporatism.  …

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Election Day is Coming – What are Your Obligations as Employer?

With Election Day drawing near, and large voter turnout expected, employers should ensure they are aware of state law requirements related to providing employees with time off. While not all states impose requirements on employers, some impose time off obligations with the possibility of criminal or civil penalties for non-compliance. Applicable laws vary by state. …

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Amid Hours of Debate and Insult, Campaign Finance Gets 85 Seconds

All but ignored during the previous two presidential debates, campaign finance appeared ready to have its moment in the sun during the final televised bout. Within two minutes of the debate’s opening, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee, raised the issue of the landmark 2010 Supreme Court decision that allowed a flood …

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