Capitolworks: Just the Facts (and an opinion)…Opioids Silent Second Generation
As the health care debate wages on, we learn more about each Senators' agenda as they contemplate the Nation’s health care system and the overall well-being of their constituents. One of the strongest voices to emerge are those Senators focused on the opioid crisis. There is no doubt that our country is facing a public health epidemic that must be addressed in the same manner as previous epidemics such as polio, the flu, and HIV to name a few. One very revealing statistic re
Capitolworks: Just the Facts…How a Bill Should Become a Law
Whether or not you have been intentionally following the health care reform bill and Senate discussion, it would be nearly impossible to tune into any news source and not see or hear the updates and opinions that have been circulating about this legislation. And, as the July 4th Congressional recess approaches and with it the self-imposed deadline for Senate bill passage, there will no doubt be more news coverage of the latest developments. A frequent headline of late is one
Capitolworks: Just the Facts...Per Capita Caps, What Are They and Why Do They Matter?
If you have been following Congress’ health care reform process or following the news outlets, you have more than likely encountered the term “per capita cap.” Unless you are an economist or health policy expert, you may have found yourself wondering what these caps are and why everyone is talking about them. This “Capitolworks: Just the Facts” is going to explain what these caps are, why they are getting so much attention, and how they will affect all of us and our healthca