Some have argued that fixes to the system should be put off while the system absorbs the changes already made in the America Invents Act, but when problems are spotted they should be addressed. The Innovation Act does just that.
Every state is struggling to find ways to reform and improve Medicaid. Most of them are overlooking an important option: Integrating technology into Medicaid could increase access, lower costs and improve the quality of care.
Harry Reid has pulled the nuclear option trigger in the Senate, begging the question if he even cares about his legacy. History books may describe Reid as the majority leader who diminished the role of the Senate to allow President Obama to pack the DC circuit court and better advance his own agenda. But if Republicans win in 2014, will Democrats regret this rewriting of Senate rules?
If you don’t like existing U.S. IP law and practices, you probably aren’t going to like a trade agreement that seeks to make those laws and practices normative. But that doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with the trade agreement—it just reflects your ideological disagreement with current IP law. And that’s the nature of almost all the clamor over the leaked IP chapter of the TPP.