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In a tweet, President Trump announced Tuesday that he will let the DACA program expire in six months. US factory orders fell by the largest margin in nearly three years.
The Department of Health and Human Services announced cuts to Obamacare outreach programs. US manufacturing beating analyst estimates by a wide margin, signaling higher consumer and business demand.
The massive destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey in Houston and other parts of Southern Texas will require Congress to converge on multiple needs. Consumer confidence, meanwhile, is high.
President Trump rolls back an Obama era regulation, allowing the Department of Defense to once again transfer excess military equipment to local police. Texas is hit with a Category 4 hurricane, Harvey, causing widespread flooding and damage to a key energy sector of the Unites States.
American healthcare has been a recent focus in both politics and the media, with much fanfare around the future of health reform. Woven into these discussions are questions about the rise in national health expenditures – if spending growth is significantly faster than economic growth, it may pose risks for consumers and for the nation as a whole. Here, an overview is provided of some principal drivers of growth in national healthcare expenditures, along with their impacts and policy proposals aimed at management.
September 29th, 2017
11:00am - 12:30pm:
Stabilizing Individual Health Insurance Markets
Between the recent exits of several insurers from the health insurance exchanges, and the repeated attempts earlier this year to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, there has been much concern about the stability of the individual insurance market. This seminar will examine the sources and scope of individual market instability and review current proposals for market stabilization, while exploring how federal or state level subsidized reinsurance programs, including “invisible high risk pools,” might help.