Category Federal 31 articles to read

Two-Year Extension of the Community Health Center Fund

The Affordable Care Act (ACA, P.L. 111-148, as amended), enacted in 2010, appropriated billions of dollars of mandatory funds to support two programs that focus on expanding access to primary…
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Nutrition Labeling of Restaurant Menu and Vending Machine Items

Summary. High rates of obesity and chronic diseases have prompted various federal, state, and local nutrition labeling initiatives. The 1990 Nutrition Labeling and Education Act (P.L. 101-535) required nutrition labeling of…
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Taxes and Fees Enacted as Part of the Affordable Care Act

Background and Provisions. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA; P.L. 111-148, as amended by P.L. 111-152) contains a number of tax provisions that serve different purposes. Some of the…
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Regulating Lead in Drinking Water: Issues and Developments

Introduction. The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) authorizes the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate contaminants in public water supplies. EPA regulates lead specifically through the 1991 Lead and Copper…
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Abortion: Judicial History and Legislative Response

Summary. In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court concluded in Roe v. Wade that the U.S. Constitution protects a woman’s decision to terminate her pregnancy. In Doe v. Bolton, a companion decision,…
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Facing the FACT Act: Abortion and Free Speech (Part I)

On November 13, 2017, the Supreme Court granted a petition to review National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) v. Becerra, a case that implicates several distinct and complex…
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