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Capitol Briefings is a newsletter about current federal and state policy issues that can affect our economy and businesses. It offers a quick read about key policy developments - particularly in health care - with links to more in-depth information. Follow this link to Receive Our Newsletter by Email.

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Capitol Briefings April 2014 Vol 10 No 4 (PDF)

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News from Albany

  • Debut of NY State of Health nets 900,000 plus
  • On-time budget adopted
  • Business community’s concerns ignored in adopted budget
  • Making health care wishes known
  • Budget paves way for a “basic health program”


  • Report: Medical malpractice premiums vary by region, and by state

News from Washington

  • Small business benefits from “Doc Fix” bill
  • Close of enrollment leaves many questions open
  • Temporary fix avoids Medicare payment cuts
  • Revised medical coding change delayed another year


2013 Capitol Briefings Issues
  • Capitol Briefings March 2014 Vol 10 No 3
  • Capitol Briefings February 2014 Vol 10 No 2
  • Capitol Briefings January 2014 Vol 10 No 1
  • Capitol Briefings December 2013 Vol 9 No 11
  • Capitol Briefings November 2013 Vol 9 No 10
  • Capitol Briefings October 2013 Vol 9 No 9
  • Capitol Briefings September 2013 Vol 9 No 8
  • Capitol Briefings July 2013 Vol 9 No 7
  • Capitol Briefings June 2013 Vol 9 No 6
  • Capitol Briefings May 2013 Vol 9 No 5
  • Capitol Briefings April 2013 Vol 9 No 4
  • Capitol Briefings March 2013 Vol 9 No 3
  • Capitol Briefings February 2013 Vol 9 No 2
  • Capitol Briefings January 2013 Vol 9 No 1
  • Capitol Briefings Archive
  • 2012 Volume 8
  • 2011 Volume 7
  • 2010 Volume 6
  • 2009 Volume 5

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