Introduction Telehealth – formally “a provision of health care by means of telecommunication technology” – became much more prominent during the pandemic. Patients have experienced this technology through video sessions with providers, instant messaging, or even remote monitoring of vitals. Physicians have been utilizing this modality before the pandemic for consultations among providers, with the … Continue reading
Entering the Haunted House Industry: Trick or Treat?
Jordan Peele’s horror/sci-fi film Nope debuted in theaters late last month. I’ve yet to see the movie, but its release offered a welcome change of pace to the Hallmark Channel’s Christmas in July special my mom watches every night. Nothing against Hallmark, but I’m thrilled Halloween in August has arrived. Last year, Americans spent a … Continue reading
40 Years Later and We Have Yet to Figure Out Nuclear Waste Disposal
Taxpayers spend between $400 million and $800 million each year (approximately $1 to $2 million per day) on nuclear waste storage due to the federal government’s failure to dispose of spent fuel sitting at nuclear power plants across the country. For the past 35 years, nuclear power plants have accumulated over 3,000 dry used fuel … Continue reading
Time to Further Enhance Clean Energy Strategies?
As a response to the increased oil process the President Biden proposed a gas tax holiday representing an 18-cent per gallon reduction until September and encouraged states to cut their gas taxes as well. Reduction (or elimination) of taxes on fuel can potentially mitigate the burden of increased fuel prices on consumers in the short … Continue reading
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
Sports Betting – Opportunity or Potential Problem?
A day after his 21st birthday, one of my best friends won $6,000. He’d wagered $1,000 on Minnesota Twins’ catcher Gary Sánchez to hit a home run against the Oakland A’s. Beginner’s luck. Except it wasn’t. Hitting that bet may have been lucky, but he is no beginner. Nearly all my friends, and what seems … Continue reading
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
The 9-8-8 Implementation Act of 2022
Someone to Call. | Someone to Come. | Somewhere to Go. Summary In 2010—2020, over 480,000 individuals in the United States committed suicide, a 12 percent increase from the decade prior. On July 16, 2022, the federal government will roll out the national “988” hotline for suicide prevention and mental health crises that will route … Continue reading
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
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
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