In the wake of the ongoing legal battle that has suspended President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, workers and labor leaders have gathered in Miami over the weekend to build immigrant worker power by mobilizing workers to apply and fight for deferred action. At an event today, workers and labor leaders sent a strong message… Keep reading →


With the goal of streamlining the way that citizens of the Commonwealth access government resources and interact with agencies and elected officials, Kentucky State Government launched a new website earlier this month. The site now features streamlined content, multi-sourced search, local government and legislation integration, and geocoding capabilities in a dynamic and mobile-friendly fashion…. Keep reading →

Americans express strong views when asked about the care that they want to receive when they are dying. In general, they prefer to die at home and to remain in charge of decisions about their care. However, evidence suggests these wishes are not likely to be fulfilled. Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual… Keep reading →

The Consumer Electronics (CE) industry set a new record in 2013 with the responsible recycling of 620 million pounds of electronics in the United States, more than double the total of three years ago, according to the Third Annual Report of the eCycling Leadership Initiative, released today by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®. The Initiative… Keep reading →

The nation appears to be shifting away from the traditional model of health care, in which doctors have most of the decisionmaking authority. According to a newly released study, 9 out of 10 people want to have a say in important decisions regarding their health care. One-third would like to make a shared decision with… Keep reading →

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) will release its analysis of the latest quality results in its State of Health Care Quality Report 2013. Findings include: Overuse of antibiotics still a problem In findings that echo and corroborate recent CDC warnings about overuse of antibiotics leading to antibiotic resistance, we see no progress on… Keep reading →

Today is the first day of Medicare’s annual Open Enrollment season, which runs until Dec. 7. The National Council on Aging (NCOA) encourages all people with Medicare to review their plan options and make an informed decision about their 2014 coverage. This year’s Open Enrollment coincides with two other events that may be confusing to… Keep reading →

This week marked the historic launch of the health insurance marketplaces (also known as “public insurance exchanges”). The Healthcare Trends Institute, an educational platform for employers, consumers and other healthcare benefits stakeholders, has developed two tools for understanding public exchanges: ReformWatch interactive map, and an infographic titled The State of the Exchanges. The ReformWatch interactive… Keep reading →

Today, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® announced support for a U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) advisory committee recommendation that airline passengers be allowed, with limited exceptions, to use typical handheld or lightweight electronics devices – such as tablets and e-readers – at all altitudes of flight on airplanes assessed to be resilient to radio interference…. Keep reading →