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View the PDF version Overview As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread, the United States federal government has passed three economic relief bills and state and local governments are implementing various safety measures to help the American public. Many…

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View the PDF version. Overview On March 18, 2020, President Donald Trump announced he was invoking the Defense Production Act (DPA) in response to COVID-19. With the spread of the novel coronavirus and the DPA’s requirement to prioritize medical supplies…

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View the PDF version. Overview As COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, continues to spread, scientists and manufacturers are focusing on developing a vaccine. In January, the coronavirus originated in a seafood and poultry market in Wuhan, China and has since spread…

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View the PDF version. Overview Between now and June 2020, all fifty states and territories will be holding primary elections and caucuses in order to select Democratic and Republican presidential candidates. The elections and caucuses will choose delegates that will…

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View the PDF version. Overview Telehealth refers to the use of technology to provide a wide range of clinical health services, patient and professional health education, public health and more. It is the larger “umbrella” that telemedicine falls under, which…

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View the PDF version. Overview Every four years, we revisit debates about the Electoral College. While there is a lot of confusion about this “college,” it is central to our system of electing the President and Vice President of the…

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View the PDF version. Overview Another important theme in the 116th Congress is the future of technology and the United States involvement in technological advancements. In order to help our readers navigate the U.S. technological landscape, we are re-circulating the…

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View the PDF version. Overview In order to help our readers navigate an ever-changing healthcare landscape, we are re-circulating our health glossary. While by no means exhaustive, this Basic provides an overview of common terms and phrases used in health…

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View the PDF version. Overview Private equity (PE) firms invest money and entrepreneurial expertise into companies poised for growth or underperforming or undervalued businesses that have potential for long-term growth. The PE industry has a large impact on the U.S….

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View the PDF version Overview Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010, Congress has delayed, reinstated, and in some cases attempted to repeal altogether three main taxes written into the law: the health insurance tax (HIT),…

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View the PDF version. Overview In much of the recent coverage of the country’s fiscal situation, the terms “deficits” and “national debt” are used interchangeably by policymakers and the media, even though they mean very different things. What’s the Deficit?…

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View the PDF Version Overview The cannabis industry is rapidly growing across the United States. As of June 25, 2019, 33 states and the District of Columbia have legalized cannabis medically, and 11 states have legalized it recreationally. In 2017,…

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