Capitolworks: Just the Facts...What’s Happening On The Turkish-Syrian Border And What U.S. Policies
Bear with us today as we are taking a detour away from domestic policy and towards U.S. foreign policy. While this is not within our typical wheelhouse, we believe that being an informed global citizen is just as important as being an informed American citizen. Foreign policy is a vital component of our political system, and we believe that this particular issue warrants a bit of explaining. While seeing Syria in the headlines this past week may not have seemed out of the or
Capitolworks: Just The Facts...Surprise Billing. What Is It, What Is Congress Trying To Do About It,
We have been reading and hearing a lot about "Surprise Billing" these days and imagine that you all have too. It is a topic that has garnered the attention of the media, lawmakers, patients, and health systems. But what is "surprise billing," and why is it so controversial? Let's take a closer look at both of these questions. Surprise billing, also known as balance billing, occurs when a patient inadvertently receives care from a health care provider who is not in their insur
Capitolworks: Just the Facts…The Public Charge Rule: What Is It, and Who Does It Affect?
Next week, the new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) “Public Charge” rule will go into effect. What is the Public Charge rule, and why should I care? In order to understand the current Public Charge rule, it is necessary to understand the history behind it. As early as 1882, U.S. immigration law included exclusionary regulations designed to limit government spending on immigrants. Under these regulations, an immigrant’s application for admission or an adjustment to law