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Reality Bites Health-Care Reform

June 24, 2009

Last week, reality hit the health-care reform process in the Congress. The bad news is that it slowed the push toward enactment of legislation. The good news is that, in...

CED Endorses the Healthy Americans Act

June 09, 2009

Washington, D.C. June 9, 2009 - The Committee for Economic Development, for 67 years a leading business group that pursues public policy in the national interest, today publicly endorsed the Healthy Americans...

Is It Good For Shareholders To Have More Rights?

May 28, 2009

On May 20, the Securities and Exchange Commission proposed regulatory changes to give shareholders the right to nominate directors to corporate boards -- so-called proxy access. Shareholders have fought for access...

USGov Insurance, Inc.: A Bad Buy

April 24, 2009

The United States desperately needs health-care reform. Costs are too high and rising unsustainably fast, pricing too many Americans out of insurance coverage. The quality of care by and large...

You Can’t Get There From Here?

April 08, 2009

Even though concerns about the U.S. health-care system continue unabated, many have concluded that the current financial crisis has rendered systemic reform infeasible. The reasoning is that the costs...

What Gets Measured Gets Done

March 10, 2009

Seven years ago, after the fall of Enron and WorldCom, President Bush called for a "new ethic of personal responsibility in the business community-an ethic that will increase investor confidence,...

First Reactions to the Budget

February 26, 2009

President Obama's budget for fiscal year 2010 (beginning October 1, 2009) was released on February 26, 2009. Technically, the budget was due on the first Monday in February, but such a quick turnaround for...