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Price Transparency and the Rising Cost of Health Care in the United States

Since 1990, the average cost of a hospital stay has grown by 600 percent—five times faster than the average price of a new car. Runaway health care costs are undermining our country’s health and prosperity and the lack of transparency perpetuates delivery of unnecessary health care services. Price transparency refers to the practice of making … Continue reading

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Derive Higher Benefits from High-Skilled Workforce Mobility 

In January 2022 the Department of Homeland Security announced the amendment of the list science, technology, engineering, and math degree programs by adding 22 qualified fields of study to the F-1 visa program. The amendment allows qualified international students to apply for a 24-month extension of their Optional Practical Training beyond the already existing 12-month … Continue reading

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The Circadian Scoop

That’s Enough: America’s Surplus No, I’m not talking about the federal government’s balance sheet – its budget hasn’t experienced a surplus in over 20 years.  The surplus I’m referring to isn’t economic in nature, but rather one of words – excess spending leads to deficits in the form of a lack of clarity. A recent … Continue reading

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Economic Sanctions – Modern Tool Against Modern War?

Introduction Economic sanctions represent one of the most widely used instruments in international relationships for various social, political and military concerns. They can be imposed by one country (unilateral sanction) or group of multiple countries (multilateral sanction) against other country (or regime) to express their disapproval of the regime and deter the unacceptable behavior.   However, … Continue reading