Posts Tagged: Obamacare

5 Things You Need to Know About Transition News This Week

Changes in federal government keep coming fast. That’s why GovLoop is giving you these weekly recaps of presidential transition news that may affect agency management and employment.

An Exodus from TechAmerica – Plus the DorobekINSIDER’s 7 Stories

On GovLoop Insights’ DorobekINSIDER: The problems associated with may be a reflection of a much bigger issue in government today, that of handling large procurements. So what can we learn from the site’s challenges to improve procurement policies in the future? Raj Sharma from the Public Spend Forum shares his insights. But up front:… Read more »

A Look at TSA Security Policies – Plus the DorobekINSIDER’s 7 Stories

On GovLoop Insights’ DorobekINSIDER: Diversity among employees and a myriad of communication channels can make workplace misunderstandings all the more frequent. So how do you avoid and overcome these misunderstandings? Insights from Tom Fox from the Partnership for Public Service. But up front: The LAX TSA Shooting Federal prosecutors have filed charges against Paul A…. Read more »

Reevaluating Federal Security Clearance Procedures – Plus the DorobekINSIDER’s 7 Stories

On GovLoop Insights’ DorobekINSIDER: TechAmerica’s annual forecast made one thing clear, budgets are tight and they are only going to get tighter. The only way to be successful is to think and do things differently in government. But that sentiment is so much easier said than done. We get insights from Trey Hodgkins and Robert… Read more »

How a Federal Government Shutdown Affects You

Here We Go Again. News reports have been chattering about a possible government shutdown since July. Both Democrats and Republicans have been posturing and saber-rattling and making a lot of noise, but none of them bother to explain what that means for the public. First, some background. Each federal fiscal, or budget, year begins on… Read more »

Is Shutting Down the Federal Government Ever Justified?

August in Washington always reminds me of the proverbial calm before the storm. That is, the storm of political acrimony and legislative gridlock as the fiscal year draws to an end and appropriations bills pile up in Congress. But this year the stakes are much higher as some members of Congress are actively threatening a… Read more »

Collaborative video for healthcare the key for avoiding readmission fines

The healthcare industry has gained a lot of attention lately, especially with the endless debate surrounding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Unfortunately, the majority of the discussion and debate has focused on the shortcomings of the healthcare industry and rarely offers realistic or practical solutions for improving care to patients or accountability… Read more »

Health Care Security is a Fundamental Freedom — Part I of III

In 21st century America, access to affordable health care for all should be considered a fundamental freedom and a basic human right. Today, more than ever, access to health care is central to one’s attainment of “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Yet tens of millions of Americans nationwide, including those with severe and… Read more »

My Cup of IT: Healthcare Hike

By Steve O’Keeffe — Four deadly conversation sins. Sex, politics, religion – and now healthcare. Supreme Court or no – here’s my take. Our healthcare provider’s hiking our rates 22 percent. My first reaction – to tell the provider to take a hike. What’s the point of having insurance if you can’t afford to… Read more »