March 17th Edition

Conservatives have argued for repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) since its passage 5 years ago, and are now faced with the possible task of doing so if the Supreme Court overturns the legality of paying subsidies in the 37 states that use a federal exchange. At each turn, the president and other supporters of the ACA have accused conservatives of wanting to return control of health care to insurance companies and to permit those companies to deny coverage to those with pre-existing conditions.

March 16th Edition

The Department of Education (Education) recently released the revised version of its Gainful Employment regulation covering for-profit colleges and universities. They consist of two requirements: (a)  the average annual student debt payment must be 12 percent or less than the average total annual income for graduates of the program, and (b) the median student loan payment must not be more than 30 percent of the students' median discretionary income.​ If institutions fail to reach these federal benchmarks, they will not receive federal funding.

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