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Part 2: Combatting Maternal Mortality
Healthcare

Part 2: Combatting Maternal Mortality

Physiological Factors:   According to a report from nine Maternal Mortality Review Committees (MMRCs), 60 percent of pregnancy-related deaths are preventable. The reason for these unnecessary deaths and the overall rise in maternal mortality cannot be definitively understood, specifically due to the overall lack of explicit and conclusive data. From a medical standpoint, common causes … Continue reading

Immigration Reform: The Trump Public Charge Rule
Politics

Immigration Reform: The Trump Public Charge Rule

The new public charge rule released under the Trump administration, if implemented, would represent the largest expansion of the definition in its 136-year history and would lead to drastic negative consequences for both companies and the wider native population. The public charge condition of inadmissibility is a powerful tool that has long been used by … Continue reading

Surprise…Out-of-Network Billing
Healthcare

Surprise…Out-of-Network Billing

INTRODUCTION According to a 2018 Amerispeak survey, 57 percent of participants received a “surprise” medical bill that they expected their insurance would pay. The results of this survey mirror a larger trend across the US populous: surprise medical billing is an all-too-prevalent phenomenon. These unanticipated costs often occur as a result of out-of-network charges. When … Continue reading

A Cooperative Federalism Approach to Energy is an ACE
Politics

A Cooperative Federalism Approach to Energy is an ACE

The Environment Protection Agency (EPA) overstepped its boundaries under the Obama administration with the Clean Power Plan (CPP). In 2016, the Supreme Court ruled that the Clean Air Act (CAA) was seeking to regulate “outside the fence line” of individual power plants.  According to the EPA’s website, several states, trade associations, labor unions, and rural electric … Continue reading