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Entries for January 2018

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9th Circuit Temporarily Blocks Third Travel Ban

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals opinion temporarily striking down President Donald Trump’s third travel ban was met with little fanfare, likely for two reasons. The decision came down on Dec. 22 right before Christmas. And in early December the U.S. Supreme Court allowed the third travel ban to go into effect until the Supreme Court rules on it, even if the 9th Circuit—or the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals—were to strike it down in the meantime.  

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2018 Outlook for Health Insurance

Could 4 million Americans drop health insurance this coming fall?  Could new “skinny” health plans appeal to consumers who rarely see a doctor?  Can a hard-to-explain new waiver lower your premiums? Now that the new federal tax cut law has altered a core provision of federal health law by repealing the individual mandate, what’s next?

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Category: Health
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Wicked Solutions Offered in Civic Engagement Webinar

In a time of extreme partisan politics, public officials need several tools to help them effectively communicate with their constituents and develop solutions to community problems that bring the greatest benefit to the greatest number of people possible. Deliberative engagement is one such tool. 

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Category: Legislators
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Webinar: State Home Visiting Programs

Home visiting is a prevention strategy used to support pregnant moms and new parents to promote infant and child health, foster educational development and school readiness, and help prevent child abuse and neglect.

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Category: Human services
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