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Is Obamacare Fraying Our Healthcare Safety Net?
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("ACA") is providing a unique set of challenges for the nation’s healthcare safety net providers, which provide essential healthcare services to those in need, regardless of their ability to pay. Is the ACA fraying our healthcare safety net? The answer is: yes and no ... How hospitals in general and safety net providers specifically are faring under the ACA depends on a multiplicity of factors Continue
Chapter 9 and Alternatives - Part Three: Competing Interests in Chapter 9 and Bondholders’ Rights
Chapter 9 is generally viewed as the remedy of last resort for troubled municipalities. It is a vehicle not for elimination of debt, but for debt adjustment. Accordingly, cities who recently have filed for Chapter 9 have been faced with heated battles between creditors, including bondholders, public employees and other representatives of public debt Continue
Are Public Libraries Still Relevant in American Communities?
As patrons’ habits have changed, public libraries have evolved, retaining their role as an important community resource, offering an increasing variety of materials, services and programs to residents. Despite significant changes driven primarily by technology, libraries remain relevant fixtures in American infrastructure. Continue
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