21 Burst results for "Senior Policy Counsel"

"senior policy counsel" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

03:48 min | 9 months ago

"senior policy counsel" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Naco creative her small Minneapolis based company which has created ad campaigns for brands like the NCAA final four so she went to her credit union they were hard to reach but eventually I got through to someone and they emailed me back saying the current process for them because they don't process SBA loan I wasn't aware of that then after trying and failing it to other banks she managed to find one that was accepting applications for new customers and she quickly applied but then next week I got an email from them saying you know the money is running out and then now it's just going to prioritize their clients that had borrowed before the DOJ has applied there again during the second round of funding but hasn't heard back yet but she could use the money and fast her team is currently working through the pandemic without pay we will have a healthy pipeline coming into this year as soon as this came down everything went on hold and then disappear lawmakers set aside thirty billion dollars for smaller lenders with an aim of helping business owners of color like Bhoja but a new report from the small business administration's inspector general found that minority owned businesses may not have received loans as intended because the agency didn't tell lenders to prioritize those borrowers the carers act ten rules specifically laying this out the report also recommended that the agency collects demographic information going forward an additional problem for these owners is that they are more likely to be sole proprietors in other words their businesses are owned by one person according to Ashley Harrington senior policy counsel at the center for responsible lending what we're talking about because of color most of them are very small business days so they're so proprietorship or they have less than ten employees who are likely to be a sole proprietorship than any of the other small businesses the budget has six people on her team and they're all contractors making her business one of those one person's sole proprietorships some of those were only allowed to apply for PPP funds one week after other businesses that put them in the back of the line to get the money which ran out quickly during the first round in addition relationships with banks matter according to Michael Roth he's managing partner at next street which works with local governments on small business policy black and Hispanic owned businesses because of their lack of access to capital from banks and financial institutions and friends and family are far more likely to use personal funds to finance their businesses and generally that's run out of you know personal checking accounts that could be a problem for some businesses in the program because some banks would only loan to people with business accounts so owners without those were shut out the boy just says that if she doesn't get the funding it won't take her business down completely but it could make life harder the main thing that we're on the verge of losing in their office space but yeah we will go out of business but it's it's already hurt the contractors who rely on her for income one of my team members and taken a job with Amazon for example but but we're still pushing to get business in for now she says they're working on a new project to make sure health information about corona virus can reach poor and immigrant communities as well as communities of color Danielle Kurtzleben NPR news two native tribes in South Dakota are defying an order from the governor to take down travel checkpoints on St new US highways the tribes use those checkpoints to try to stop the spread of covert nineteen on tribal lands here's least Ruben Jr of South Dakota public broadcasting four deputized.

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"senior policy counsel" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

10:53 min | 9 months ago

"senior policy counsel" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Like you who donates to this NPR station edition from NPR news I'm Rachel Martin and I'm Steve Inskeep we report now on a brutal reality of the pandemic vast numbers of deaths from corona virus have come in nursing homes in some states they account for almost half of covert nineteen deaths on one level this seems obvious because those facilities house seniors who rank among the most vulnerable but why have nursing homes found it so hard to protect residents NPR's ira Jaffe covers aging is on the line I'm a good morning good morning how bad is the situation well it's it's pretty dire according to some estimates of as many as a third of the people who have died across the country are either residents or staff in nursing homes I've been talking to people who study nursing homes or who work in them one of them is thirty one year old Christopher brown he's a certified nursing assistant at a facility in Chicago we're a hundred thirty three residents have been infected and twenty three have died and he says of the covert nineteen crisis didn't create the problems in nursing homes it expose the problems that were already there we will always underpaid we were always short of PP who are we short of tiles so linens diapers they don't have what's needed and one of the particular problems in this nursing home was a failure to have a plan to control infection and every nursing home supposed to have one the every nursing home was supposed to have one even before this pandemic where those plants are important well it gets it the most fundamental protections that a nursing home can provide it keeps residents from getting the flu and pneumonia and all kinds of other bugs but the failure to have a plan for controlling infection is the most commonly cited deficiency in nursing homes nationwide even before the pandemic almost three hundred eighty eight thousand nursing home residents died of infections every year and even after the pandemic government inspections found that more than a third of the facilities still had trouble odd following proper hand washing procedures and a quarter didn't use protective gear correctly how would the nursing homes get away with that when so many people are dying well you know for nursing homes there's not much of a price to pay for these lapses the fines are usually small it can just be the cost of doing business and sometimes all the nursing homes have to do is give the government a written plan to show how they'll fix the problem critics of nursing home say it's also a matter of staffing there aren't enough people to do all the work and do it safely there are no federal minimums for staff and many states don't have them either and since most nursing homes are for profit businesses the simplest way to cut costs is to keep the staff small when you talk to experts what do you hear about what nursing homes should be doing well the thing I hear most often is that if you want to control infection nursing home should be smaller and everyone should have a private room and bath but that would affect the bottom line currently many facilities have two or three or even four residents sharing a room and bathroom other suggestions range from how to make the inspection process more effective to changes in design and architecture to organize and facilities in a way that would respect the dignity of residence and on NPR dot org we're devoting some space to expand on those ideas why would people not be pressing facilities to do more to do better well first I should say that there are nursing homes that do do a good job I've been in some but you know until we suddenly need one of these facilities for a family member we never think about them they're not something we picture ourselves a place we picture ourselves living some day I spoke to Dr Louise Aronson she's a geriatrician and the author of the elder hood which is just named a Pulitzer Prize finalist and she thinks that these conditions show that we don't value older lives as a society we claim to have family values and yet we outsource care of key members of our families the people who gave birth to us and raised us and our parents and our grandparents and then we pay people a paltry wage to do work this is so hard we don't want to do it ourselves you know that said not everyone has a choice about moving a loved one to a nursing home there may be you know someone with two or more jobs they may be older themselves and physically unable to meet their loved one's needs so these facilities are providing a profoundly important service advocates are hoping that with all the attention on nursing homes now maybe they'll finally get the scrutiny and support they deserve thanks for the thoughtful coverage you're welcome and presided Jaffe there's a big question looming over the paycheck protection program that the federal government set up that aid money is not reaching business owners of color why not and here's Danielle Kurtzleben looked into it the first time Rosemary Bolger applied for the small business relief loans it didn't go well she needed a loan for naco creative her small Minneapolis based company which has created ad campaigns for brands like the NCAA final four so she went to her credit union they were hard to reach but eventually I got through to someone and they emailed me back saying the current process for them because they don't process SBA loan I wasn't aware of that then after trying and failing it to other banks she managed to find one that was accepting applications for new customers and she quickly applied but then next week I got an email from them saying you know the money is running out and then now it's just going to prioritize their clients that had borrowed before the budget has applied there again during the second round of funding but hasn't heard back yet but she could use the money and fast her team is currently working through the pandemic without pay we will have a healthy pipeline coming into this year as soon as this came down everything went on hold and then disappear lawmakers set aside thirty billion dollars for smaller lenders with an aim of helping business owners of color like Bhoja but a new report from the small business administration's inspector general found that minority owned businesses may not have received loans as intended because the agency didn't tell lenders to prioritize those borrowers the carers act ten rules specifically laying this out the report also recommended that the agency collects demographic information going forward an additional problem for these owners is that they are more likely to be sole proprietors in other words their businesses are owned by one person according to Ashley Harrington senior policy counsel at the center for responsible lending what we're talking about getting rid of color most of them are very small businesses so their sole proprietorship or they have less than ten employees who are likely to be a sole proprietorship than any of the other small businesses the budget has six people on her team and they're all contractors making her business one of those one person's sole proprietorships some of those were only allowed to apply for PPP funds one week after other businesses that put them in the back of the line to get the money which ran out quickly during the first round in addition relationships with banks matter according to Michael Roth he's managing partner at next street which works with local governments on small business policy black and Hispanic owned businesses because of their lack of access to capital and banks and financial institutions and friends and family are far more likely to use personal funds to finance their businesses and generally that's run out of you know personal checking accounts that could be a problem for some businesses in the program because some banks would only loan to people with business accounts so owners without those were shut out boy just says that if she doesn't get the funding it won't take her business down completely but it could make life harder the main thing that we're on the verge of losing in their office space but yeah we will go out of business but it's it's already hurt the contractors who rely on her for income one of my team members and taken a job with Amazon for example but but we're still pushing to get business in for now she says they're working on a new project to make sure health information about corona virus can reach poor and immigrant communities as well as communities of color Danielle Kurtzleben NPR news two native tribes in South Dakota are defying an order from the governor to take down travel checkpoints on St new US highways the tribes use those checkpoints to try to stop the spread of covert nineteen on tribal lands here's least Ruben Jr of South Dakota public broadcasting four.

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Changes to Relief Program Trip Up Small Businesses Seeking Loans

Morning Edition

03:47 min | 9 months ago

Changes to Relief Program Trip Up Small Businesses Seeking Loans

"There's a big question looming over the paycheck protection program that the federal government set up that aid money is not reaching business owners of color why not and here's Danielle Kurtzleben looked into it the first time Rosemary Bolger applied for the small business relief loans it didn't go well she needed a loan for naco creative her small Minneapolis based company which has created ad campaigns for brands like the NCAA final four so she went to her credit union they were hard to reach but eventually I got through to someone and they emailed me back saying the current process for them because they don't process SBA loan I wasn't aware of that then after trying and failing it to other banks she managed to find one that was accepting applications for new customers and she quickly applied but then next week I got an email from them saying you know the money is running out and then now it's just going to prioritize their clients that had borrowed before the budget has applied there again during the second round of funding but hasn't heard back yet but she could use the money and fast her team is currently working through the pandemic without pay we will have a healthy pipeline coming into this year as soon as this came down everything went on hold and then disappear lawmakers set aside thirty billion dollars for smaller lenders with an aim of helping business owners of color like Bhoja but a new report from the small business administration's inspector general found that minority owned businesses may not have received loans as intended because the agency didn't tell lenders to prioritize those borrowers the carers act ten rules specifically laying this out the report also recommended that the agency collects demographic information going forward an additional problem for these owners is that they are more likely to be sole proprietors in other words their businesses are owned by one person according to Ashley Harrington senior policy counsel at the center for responsible lending what we're talking about getting rid of color most of them are very small businesses so their sole proprietorship or they have less than ten employees who are likely to be a sole proprietorship than any of the other small businesses the budget has six people on her team and they're all contractors making her business one of those one person's sole proprietorships some of those were only allowed to apply for PPP funds one week after other businesses that put them in the back of the line to get the money which ran out quickly during the first round in addition relationships with banks matter according to Michael Roth he's managing partner at next street which works with local governments on small business policy black and Hispanic owned businesses because of their lack of access to capital and banks and financial institutions and friends and family are far more likely to use personal funds to finance their businesses and generally that's run out of you know personal checking accounts that could be a problem for some businesses in the program because some banks would only loan to people with business accounts so owners without those were shut out boy just says that if she doesn't get the funding it won't take her business down completely but it could make life harder the main thing that we're on the verge of losing in their office space but yeah we will go out of business but it's it's already hurt the contractors who rely on her for income one of my team members and taken a job with Amazon for example but but we're still pushing to get business in for now she says they're working on a new project to make sure health information about corona virus can reach poor and immigrant communities as well as communities of color Danielle Kurtzleben NPR

Minority-Owned Small Businesses Were Supposed To Get Priority. They May Not Have

NPR's Business Story of the Day

03:45 min | 9 months ago

Minority-Owned Small Businesses Were Supposed To Get Priority. They May Not Have

"There's a big question looming over the paycheck protection program. The Gut the federal government set up that aid. Money is not reaching business owners of color Wi- NPR's Daniel Kurtzer looked into it. The first time Rosemary Borja applied for the small business relief loans. It didn't go well. She needed a loan for Neko Creative Minneapolis based which has created ad campaigns for brands like the NCAA final four. So she went to her. Credit Union should reach. But eventually I got through to someone and they emailed me back saying they can't process them because they don't process. Sba Loan I wasn't aware of that. Then after trying and failing it to other banks she managed to find one that was accepting applications from new customers and she quickly applied but the next week. I I got an email from them saying you know. The money's running out and then now just going to prioritize their clients that had boroughs before the Bulla has applied there again during the second round of funding but hasn't heard back yet but she could use the money and fast. Her team is currently working through the pandemic without pay we have a healthy pipeline coming into this year. As soon as this came Dow- everything went on hold and then disappear. Lawmakers set aside thirty billion dollars for smaller lenders with an aim of helping business owners of color like Boba but a new report from the small business. Administration's Inspector General found that minority owned businesses may not have received loans as intended because the agency didn't tell lenders to prioritize those borrowers. The cares act had rules specifically laying this out the report also recommended that the agency collects demographic information going forward. An additional problem for these owners is that they are more likely to be sole proprietors in other words. Their businesses are owned by one person. According to Ashleigh Harrington Senior Policy Counsel at the Center for responsible lending we're talking about businesses of color. Most of them are very small businesses so their sole proprietorship or they have left teams. Leave in fact more likely to be a sole proprietorship in any of the other. Small businesses budget has six people on her team. And they're all contractors making her business one of one person sole proprietorships. Some of those were only allowed to apply for P. P. Funds one week after other businesses that put them in the back of the line to get the money which ran out quickly during the first round in addition relationships with banks matter according to Michael Roth. He's managing partner at next street which works with local governments on small business policy. Black and Hispanic owned businesses because of their lack of access to capital from banks and financial institutions and friends and family are far more likely to use personal funds to finance their businesses. And generally. That's run out of you know personal checking accounts that could be a problem for some businesses in the program because some banks would only loan to people with business accounts so owners without those. Were shut out. The boy says that if she doesn't get the funding it won't take her business down completely but it could make life harder. The main thing that we're on the verge of losing is our office space. Yeah we won't go out of business but it's already hurt the contractors who rely on her for income one of my team members and taken a job with Amazon for example but but with still pushing to get business in for now. She says they're working on a new project to make sure health information about corona virus can reach poor and immigrant communities as well as communities of Color

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"senior policy counsel" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

Biz Talk Radio

01:44 min | 1 year ago

"senior policy counsel" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

"Do you really know how much watching television is costing you USA radio's John Clements has more the investigation by Consumer Reports found cable companies charge numerous costly fees that at about four hundred and fifty dollars to the average customer's bill each year Jonathan twenties as a senior policy counsel for Consumer Reports we found a way to break out one of their input costs the problem with that is they still advertising a low rate the rate increases happened when Comcast or charter grades he's feet and oftentimes those fees are included as part of your locked in promotional rate twenties reports cable providers could be making an estimated twenty eight billion dollars a year by charging company imposed fees I'm John Clemens Google the company that helped make it fun to just sit around surfing the web is now jumping into the fitness tracker business buying Fitbit for about two point one billion dollars the deal could put Google in direct competition with apple and Samsung in the highly competitive market for smartwatches and other wearable electronics Fitbit is a pioneer in wearable fitness technology making a range of devices that have become pop culture accessories from basic trackers account how many steps you take to smart watches that display messages and notifications from your phone they can track activities such as running cycling and swimming and record heart rates and sleep patterns some people use Fitbit to even record what they eat and how much water they tracked if it has twenty eight million active users worldwide and sold more than one hundred million device for USA radio news I'm John hot life insurance is one of those things that just about everybody needs but few people actually have Hey if you die unexpectedly with our life insurance yes what you leave your family with the wind up life.

"senior policy counsel" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

Biz Talk Radio

01:43 min | 1 year ago

"senior policy counsel" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

"Five five one four one that's eight hundred two one five fifty one forty one do you really know how much watching television is costing you USA radio's John Clements has more the investigation by Consumer Reports found cable companies charge numerous costly fees back at about four hundred and fifty dollars to the average customer's bill each year Jonathan twenties as a senior policy counsel for Consumer Reports we found a way to break out one of their input costs the problem with that is they still advertising a low rate the rate increases happened when Comcast or charter grades he's feet and oftentimes those fees are included as part of your locked in promotional rate twenties reports cable providers could be making an estimated twenty eight billion dollars a year by charging company impose fees I'm John Clements Google the company that helped make it fun to just sit around surfing the web is now jumping into the fitness tracker business buying Fitbit for about two point one billion dollars the deal could put Google in direct competition with apple and Samsung in a highly competitive market for smartwatches and other wearable electronics Fitbit is a pioneer in wearable fitness technology making a range of devices that have become pop culture accessories from basic trackers account how many steps you take to smart watches that display messages and notifications from your phone they can track activities such as running cycling and swimming and record heart rates and sleep patterns some people use Fitbit to even record what they eat and how much water they trip if it has twenty eight million active users worldwide and sold more than one hundred million device for USA radio news I'm John hot it may have been a messy divorce the suddenly country income in half but not your bills it might have been an injury or illness.

"senior policy counsel" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

Biz Talk Radio

02:01 min | 1 year ago

"senior policy counsel" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

"Really know how much watching television is costing you USA radio's John Clements has more the investigation by Consumer Reports found cable companies charge numerous costly fees that at about four hundred and fifty dollars to the average customer's bill each year Jonathan twenties as a senior policy counsel for Consumer Reports we found a way to break out one of their input costs the problem with that is they still advertising a low rate the rate increases happened when Comcast or charter grades he's feet and oftentimes those fees are included as part of your locked in promotional rate twenties reports cable providers could be making an estimated twenty eight billion dollars a year by charging company imposed fees I'm John Clements Google the company that helped make it fun to just sit around surfing the web is now jumping into the fitness tracker business buying Fitbit for about two point one billion dollars the deal could put Google in direct competition with apple and Samsung in a highly competitive market for smartwatches and other wearable electronics Fitbit is a pioneer in wearable fitness technology making a range of devices that have become pop culture accessories from basic trackers account how many steps you take to smart watches that display messages and notifications from your phone they can track activities such as running cycling and swimming and record heart rates and sleep patterns some people use Fitbit to even record what they eat and how much water they tracked if it has twenty eight million active users worldwide and sold more than one hundred million device for USA radio news I'm John hot anyone America's best days are behind you got to fight for this nation I believe with all my heart this nation is in fact one nation under god issues on the answer it is great to be here we've got a lot of things to go over by you know this is the segment that we.

"senior policy counsel" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

Biz Talk Radio

01:39 min | 1 year ago

"senior policy counsel" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

"Working their way through at Jeannel dot com an investigation by Consumer Reports has found that the average cable bill includes more than thirteen line item charges that is used to pass along rate increases to customers while leaving the advertised rate unchanged John Clements reports the investigation by Consumer Reports found cable companies charge numerous costly fees that can add about four hundred and fifty dollars to the average customer's bill each year Jonathan twenties as a senior policy counsel for Consumer Reports we found a way to break out one of their input costs the problem with that is they still advertising a low rate the reading creases happen when Comcast or charter grades he's feet and oftentimes those fees are included as part of your locked in promotional rate so really they've created a way to disguise their cost increases twenties reports cable providers could be making an estimated twenty eight billion dollars a year by charging company impose fees I'm John Clemens officials in Arizona are investigating an incident which happened on Friday seven toddlers some as young as eighteen months wandered away from a preschool into a busy street it's unclear how the security gate was opened it happened at the community of Gilbert southeast of Phoenix none of the children were harmed the teachers in charge of the kids have been suspended don't forget you can listen to the news any time by logging on to USA radio dot com. thousands of people contact invent help monthly about their invention or new product do you think companies would be interested in your idea do you want to.

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I just cut the cord, finally!

Talking Tech

05:03 min | 1 year ago

I just cut the cord, finally!

"Hiring isn't easy but there is one place you can go where hiring is simple in smart that place is ziprecruiter where growing businesses connect to qualified candidates candidates try it for free at Ziprecruiter. Dot Com Slash Tech Talk Ziprecruiter. The smartest way to hire consumer reports recently outlined wind what most of us already knew that the fees being charged by cable companies are one rate in the adds another on the final bill you know it's similar to many travel aval websites which advertise come on nightly roommate but then. Ding you later with hidden resort fees and taxes so when I wrote an article about it this week for USA Today Day I asked Jonathan Schwab as the senior policy counsel for consumer reports what we could do about those fees and he told me there was only one option cut the cord and the fees would go away. I have some words of advice as well. Check your cable bill right now because when I took a look doc my bill was a steady in reasonable one hundred eight dollars and ninety one cents monthly until this month when it jumped to da Da da a hundred hundred and fifty four dollars a whopping five hundred and fifty two dollar yearly increase frontier communications my Los Angeles provider jacked up the Combo Internet. TV Rate from seventy five to ninety stopped offering HBO for Free Which Ballooned Up to twenty dollars and threw in a nice broadcast TV of twelve bucks to watch local channels and taxes went up to really when I called frontier complain they pretty much refused to budge saying that I had a promo rate that no longer was valid so basically I two choices cancel service altogether and re sign up under my wife's name which would now oh get me to a promotional one hundred thirty dollars monthly for what we had or disconnect altogether so I picked up a fifty dollar. You're watching your Internet service rate from frontiers. La rival spectrum and I have a router arriving hopefully today fees spectrum itself is notorious for digging us with extras like the ten dollar self installation fee they are charging me to plug in a router and to call them confirm that I indeed have service. The alternative is fifty dollars to have a technician. Come to the house and do the work and for cable subscribers. It's good to know that they do that. Twelve dollar monthly broadcast as well and it's growing at thirteen dollars and fifty cents monthly later this month I signed up for the one year plan so hopefully I got fifty dollars a month for that one year. I'll also be adding youtube. TV The Cable Alternative Service to replace the cable channels this this is fifty dollars monthly which is pretty hefty but the wife will kill me if I can't get her news channels and PBS which is coming to YouTube td later this year so so in the end. I'm going to be paying one hundred dollars monthly instead of one hundred and eight dollars monthly which really isn't much of a savings at all but I'm not about to give frontier the satisfaction this faction of nearly six hundred dollars hard in dollars every year for no good reason read your cable bills everybody cutting the cord fans no. I could've skipped up YouTube TV or slaying or playstation Vue or who live TV and just bought an antenna the pickup local channels in really saved but if you're a fan of cable able channels like FX AMC HGTV CNN ESPN and on and on you got to pay the Piper with one of the cable TV alternative services I I could live without them and just watch regular Youtube Netflix Amazon and be the happiest guy in town but I live alone. What do you think listeners. Have you looked at your bill lately. Please tell me what you're finding out there because I'd love to hear from you. Look for me on twitter where I'm at Jefferson Graham. You've been listening to talking tech. Please subscribe to the show wherever you listen to online audio and I'll I'll be back tomorrow with another quick hit from the world of tech hiring can be a slow process cafe tour. Coo Jio Dylan Moskowitz needed to hire a director of coffee for his organic coffee company but was having trouble finding qualified applicants so he switched to Ziprecruiter Ziprecruiter's technology analogy finds people with the right experience and invites them to apply to your job. Dylan posted his job on Ziprecruiter and was impressed by how quickly he had qualified candidates apply apply and in just a few days. He found his new director of coffee with results like that. It's no wonder four out of five employers who post on Ziprecruiter get a qualified right candidate within the first day see why Ziprecruiter is effective for businesses of all sizes trust Ziprecruiter for free at our web address ziprecruiter dot com slash tech talk that Ziprecruiter Dot Com Slash T. E. C. H. T. A. L. K. ziprecruiter dot com slash tech talk ziprecruiter the smartest way to hire.

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"senior policy counsel" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

05:00 min | 1 year ago

"senior policy counsel" Discussed on KCRW

"A fellow at the Georgetown institute for technology law and policy she says the merging companies had been the industry's fiercest competitors and their rivalry served consumers well T. mobile really was the maverick company in this space both T. mobile and sprint they were the ones who got rid of two year contracts they were the ones to let you take your device to different networks yeah they were the ones with family plans towards Slover senior policy counsel for consumer report says he thinks the effect is that consumers will end up paying more it's gonna be less quality higher prices fewer choices all of the harms that we've been talking about since the merger was proposed the deal has won tentative approval from the Federal Communications Commission which will vote on the proposal but the deal has not yet cleared all legal hurdles a group of state attorneys general led by California and New York has filed suit trying to block the deal they claim the combination would raise wireless prices and consumers by more than four and a half billion dollars a year that trial is currently scheduled to take place in October but the states have requested a delay you can agree G. NPR news Washington you're listening to All Things Considered from NPR news there are one point nine billion acres of land in the continental United States but how does that women get used the co host of NPR's daily economics podcast the indicator Stacey Vanik Smith and Cardiff Garcia use a familiar fast food meal to answer that question the US is enormous it's hundreds of millions of acres big and it's full of resources not to mention some of the most productive land on earth and this got us thinking US has all of this land and it's been such an amazing resource for the country and for the economy exactly are we using this resource in court if I will present you with the object that I think best represents how we use land in the US but first I want to speak with Lauren leather beat she's a data journalist from Bloomberg news and she went through the report issued from the US department of agriculture it's about one point nine billion acres of land that we're dealing with entirely what was the biggest use of land in the U. S. cattle as live live stock in general about forty one percent was used for either grazing or to grow food for livestock was really pretty surprising to us what was the second biggest use of land in the US forces land and that's a combination of unprotected forest land which means that it's not a part of a national park or state park and about fourteen percent was owned by corporations but it was quite striking to see this massive chunk of the U. S. designated as force land and about two percent of that goes away and comes back every it's we planted but that still leaves us with about seven hundred million acres so what is the third biggest use of land in the US so that's cropland cropland is about a fifth of the US but what's interesting is that the amount of food that we eat from all that crop land a lot of it is used for livestock into that corn for livestock solely for livestock all told that is nearly one point six billion acres of land for just those three uses and then we get to a relatively small category which is urban areas that that's by far the fastest growing in the past ten years has been growing at a rate of about one million acres per year so that's the size of about Phoenix and LA and Houston combined every year growing an urban area after going over the land you stay to myself I came up with this object that I think really represents in one word I guess it's actually two words how we use lands in the US it's a happy meal okay so the main events of the happy meal is of course the beef burger yes and this is of course the largest use of land in the U. S. that is cow pasture at six hundred and fifty four million acres plus the feed for the livestock which is a hundred twenty seven point four million acres and then of course there is the paper that the happy meal box is made out of that is the second largest use of land in the U. S. unprotected forests that's five hundred and thirty eight point six million acres wheat for the bond twenty one point five million acres also in the box the fries a million acres of potatoes are grown in the U. S. but also private land ownership which is also on the rise most of the top land owners in the U. S. R. cattle ranchers and oil barons so if we add all these things up together that is roughly one point five billion acres of land of the.

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"senior policy counsel" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

05:00 min | 1 year ago

"senior policy counsel" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Is a fellow at the Georgetown institute for technology law and policy she says the merging companies had been the industry's fiercest competitors and their rivalry served consumers well T. mobile really was the maverick company in this space both T. mobile and sprint they were the ones who got rid of two year contracts they were the ones to let you take your device to different networks yeah they were the ones with family plans towards Slover senior policy counsel for consumer report says he thinks the effect is that consumers will end up paying more it's going to be less quality higher prices fewer choices all of the harms that we've been talking about since the merger was proposed the deal has won tentative approval from the Federal Communications Commission which will vote on the proposal but the deal has not yet cleared all legal hurdles a group of state attorneys general led by California and New York has filed suit trying to block the deal they claim the combination would raise wireless prices and consumers by more than four and a half billion dollars a year that trial is currently scheduled to take place in October but the states have requested a delay you can agree G. NPR news Washington you're listening to All Things Considered from NPR news there are one point nine billion acres of land in the continental United States but how does that women get used the co host of NPR's daily economics podcast the indicator Stacey Vanik Smith and Cardiff Garcia use a familiar fast food meal to answer that question the US is enormous it's hundreds of millions of acres big and it's full of resources not to mention some of the most productive land on earth and this got us thinking U. S. has all of this land and it's been such an amazing resource for the country and for the economy exactly are we using this resource in court if I will present you with the object that I think best represents how we use land in the US but first I want to speak with Lauren leather beat she's a data journalist from Bloomberg news and she went through the report issued from the US department of agriculture it's about one point nine billion acres of land that we're dealing with entirely what was the biggest use of land in the U. S. cattle as live live stock in general about forty one percent was used for either grazing or to grow food for livestock was really pretty surprising to us what was the second biggest use of land in the US Forest land and that's a combination of unprotected forest land which means that it's not a part of a national park or state park and about fourteen percent was owned by corporations but it was quite striking to see this massive chunk of the U. S. designated as force land and about two percent of that goes away and comes back every if we planted but that still leaves us with about seven hundred million acres so what is the third biggest use of land in the U. S. so that's cropland cropland is about a fifth of the US but what's interesting is that the amount of food that we eat from all that crop land a lot of it is used for livestock into that corn for livestock solely for livestock all told that is nearly one point six billion acres of land for just those three uses and then we get to a relatively small category which is urban areas that that's by far the fastest growing in the past ten years has been growing at a rate of about one million acres per year so that's the size of about Phoenix and LA and Houston combined every year growing an urban area after going over the land you stay to myself I came up with this object that I think really represents in one word I guess it's actually two words how we use lands in the US it's a happy meal okay so the main events of the happy meal is of course the beef burger yes and this is of course the largest use of land in the U. S. that is cow pasture at six hundred and fifty four million acres plus the feed for the livestock which is a hundred twenty seven point four million acres and then of course there is the paper that the happy meal box is made out of that is the second largest use of land in the U. S. unprotected forests that's five hundred and thirty eight point six million acres wheat for the bond twenty one point five million acres also in the box the fries a million acres of potatoes are grown in the U. S. but also private land ownership which is also on the rise most of the top land owners in the U. S. R. cattle ranchers and oil barons so if we add all these things together that is roughly one point five billion acres of land of the.

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T-Mobile, Sprint merger OK'd, creating No. 3 wireless carrier

All Things Considered

02:49 min | 1 year ago

T-Mobile, Sprint merger OK'd, creating No. 3 wireless carrier

"The justice department has given its blessing to a deal that would transform America's wireless industry sprint and T. mobile are now a step closer to merging it would create the nation's third largest wireless phone carrier behind Verizon in eighteen T. as in here as you can Gucci reports the two carriers first proposed merger five years ago that fell through because of concerns that less competition would raise prices for consumers then last year the company's came back with their current twenty six billion dollar plan to merge Eric Gordon is a business professor at the university of Michigan's Ross school of business this deal is one of the longest deals and just station ever the companies argued that by combining they could invest more heavily in super fast five G. wireless networks neither company wanted to foot the bill alone so they had every incentive to get together Gordon says the justice department bought that argument make and downright heme is assistant Attorney General the combination of T. mobile and sprint creates real pro competitive efficiencies by accelerating the five G. broadband build out in the United States and importantly too many people in the world parts of the country as part of it's bargain with regulators sprint will have to sell its boost mobile prepaid phone business and some of its valuable airwaves to dish network that means dish satellite TV company with no experience in the phone business would resell T. mobile service becoming the fourth largest national wireless provider these concessions did not appease consumer advocates Gigi cell is a fellow at the Georgetown institute for technology law and policy she says the merging companies had been the industry's fiercest competitors and their rivalry served consumers well T. mobile Willie was the maverick company in this space both T. mobile and sprint they were the ones who got rid of two year contracts they were the ones to let you take your device to different networks yeah they were the ones with family plans towards Slover senior policy counsel for consumer report says he thinks the effect is that consumers will end up paying more it's gonna be less quality higher prices fewer choices all of the harms that we've been talking about since the merger was proposed the deal has won tentative approval from the Federal Communications Commission which will vote on the proposal but the deal has not yet cleared all legal hurdles a group of state attorneys general led by California and New York has filed suit trying to block the deal they claim the combination would raise wireless prices and consumers by more than four and a half billion dollars a year that trial is currently scheduled to take place in October but the states have requested a delay you can agree G. NPR news

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"senior policy counsel" Discussed on KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO

04:09 min | 1 year ago

"senior policy counsel" Discussed on KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO

"Behind closed doors, but Democrats want open hearings. They think that anytime he speaks publicly it bolsters their case that the president is still lying about the Russia probe. I'm match piper. What house press secretary, Sarah Sanders says, as far as the White House is concerned with no charges filed the mullahs report is over and done. They spent two years. They interviewed five hundred people. They looked at over a million pages documents over fifty subpoenas and made the determination. There was no collusion. Again, that's the entire reason for the special council. Dave concluded Sanders said, Robert Muller said, nothing new and Democrats should move on and worry about more important issues. So a key question in light of Robert Muller's public statement, will it push Democrats in the house closer to impeaching President Trump, even though we basically talked to his own script the became the four hundred plus page. Muller report. There's something about the actual person standing there, saying in effect, he could not say that President Trump is not guilty of a crime when it comes to obstruction house. Democrats are riven over the impeachment issue, some urging caution others wanting to plow ahead. So now what I believe that his statement makes it likely that this will happen, Jamie Raskin is a democratic congressman from Maryland, and member of the House Judiciary committee. The nine hundred federal prosecutors who come out. The report was released. You've said, we would invite somebody based on this evidence. KNX in-depth reached out to every Republican member of the House Judiciary committee. We were either turn down or did not get a reply Charles Feldman, KNX ten seventy NewsRadio. It's ten thirty two independent contractors may become a thing of the past in California. If a Bill making its way through the state legislature is signed into law that I have the gig economy, the state assembly passed a sweeping Bill which would make Benny independent, contractors actual employee's. The big difference is more work for the employers who must handle things like payroll taxes, benefits, social security and Medicare deductions betting industries are opposed including Uber lift, whose driver say, the companies should making big profits, and leaving them with less than minimum wage. No benefits. Currently workers are classified as independent contractors if they're free for the control or direction of an employer, and they do work outside a company's usual course of business, this Bill would redefine that Bob real Canucks said, seventy this radio assembly in Sacramento, passed a Bill meant to give people more protections when it comes to paying. Student loans senior policy counsel. Susanne Martindale with consumer reports tells KNX this measure will require loan servicers to give people clear and accurate information, we'll have to post and apply your payments in a way that serve your best financial interest that they will also have to make sure their staff are trained to identify people who may qualify for special protection say, as a member of the military or veteran someone with a disability. The Bill would also create a student loan advocate to review borrow complaints, and gather data consumer reports says more than five hundred thousand people in California are behind on repaying their loans. The measure now it's in the Senate. The MTA has reached the halfway point in its rehabilitation of the blue line light rail officials celebrated completion of the work on the southern half of the project. It goes from content to Long Beach. The work has taken just short of five months to complete rehabbing the tracks the station facilities from competent to Long Beach on the line will be opened for service on. Saturday, June first incoming MTA board chair mayor, Jim butts of angle would praise. The work that was done at said, writers will notice the difference. There will be fewer delays along the line and stations will be more attractive and have more minutes than offered a heads up the people who will be affected as the northern section of the blue line from downtown LA. The confident is shut down to undergo a similar refit metro be offering several different types of bus settles to replace rail service on a northern part of the blue line, so far the three hundred and fifty million dollar refit on the oldest and busiest light rail in the LA area is on time and on budget for completion in late September to early October incompetent Pete Demetrio KNX, ten seventy NewsRadio. The world's tiniest surviving baby recently born in southern California. We're going to have that story in five minutes.

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"senior policy counsel" Discussed on KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO

02:17 min | 1 year ago

"senior policy counsel" Discussed on KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO

"Custody on suspicion of running over a celebrity photographer in Hollywood leaving him badly injured. Heard LAPD detective Connie white says a witness chase down the driver following the hit and run collision at Hollywood and vine November those kinds of things where we have witnesses giving chase or witnesses paying attention to some kind of commotion going on. We were able to glue the case together the suspect was arrested Sunday for a domestic violence in incident. And now he's likely to face charges for the crashes. Well, the photographer says it's a relief to put this portion of his life behind him new rules proposed by the consumer financial protection bureau could make it easier for debt collectors to get in touch with people. They would be allowed to send unlimited emails and text messages unless people opt out of that senior policy counsel Susanne Martindale with consumer reports next. This could lead to problems. At any hour day, very concerning that the existing long-standing well-known abuses in the industry are not really big addressed. Facebook's version for the protection bureau says the proposal makes it clear the debt collectors could face liability, if the number of Texan emails, they send is deemed to be harassment or abuse lawmakers in New York, take another step towards revealing President Trump state tax returns, New York state Senate has passed a Bill that would give congress access to a state residents tax returns, including the president's. If it's requested the returns could be given to congress for legitimate purposes and only if lawmakers are seeking federal returns as well state. Senator Brad oilman is one of the bill's sponsors, congress has the right to oversee the executive branch, and they are entitled to that information New York governor Andrew Cuomo has said he would sign the Bill Bill Rakoff CBS news, Washington. Six nineteen you want a free house. Redlands, but you're gonna have to move it. It's owned by Redlands community hospital. Bought the home last year. Adjacent to the hospital. How many square feet, I'm not quite sure. But it's a pretty big house. Randy Bevilacqua hospitals. Vice president of business development and marketing tells k next the hospital plans to expand onto the homes land, whoever wants it also has to pay for the cost of moving it, if nobody takes the home by July nine fiddle, the demolished..

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"senior policy counsel" Discussed on KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO

03:21 min | 1 year ago

"senior policy counsel" Discussed on KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO

"Other criminals use of the ring doorbell Cavs becoming popular especially when people tied into the phone app. Neighbors because then they can start sharing video El Monte chief of police David Renault says with the permission of the camera owner they can start downloading videos for use and trying to identify criminals once they download the app and the sharing video those videos are public we can see and beyond that and really powerful part of this system is that we can request videos from the public based on crime occurring in specific area. Just two weeks. After the start of the program. Police have clear images of two burglary suspects are distributing to officers which can be used by prosecutors if and when these people are caught in L Monte, Pete Demetrio KNX ten seventy NewsRadio a man on parole in seal mar for molesting children back behind bars charged with new sex crimes LA police. Detectives say the victims they know about are women that he met on a dating site middle of last. Month LA police arrested registered sex offender, Aaron Clark at his home in Somare. They say he was meeting women online that he convinced to women to come to his home may have claimed to them that he was an entertainment photographer victim identified him after having used in online service to lure that victim to his home in the Sylmar area where he armed himself enforced her to commit sexual acts cork has been charged with sexually assaulting two women. But detectives believe that there could be many more victims women that Clark met online. Clark is forty years of age was using the dating site play. No games dot com. Craig figure Canucks ten seventy NewsRadio a married. Couple in Montana have been arrested on suspicion of possessing and distributing child pornography. Police sergeant kellyn Guthrie tells connects officers got tips about what the man and woman were doing crimes against children task force. Bien investigate them a little while back. They collected some. Electronic devices during a search warrant and after a forensic review of those electron devices they found numerous images of child pornography both were arrested without incident. They're set to appear in court tomorrow new rules proposed by the consumer financial protection bureau could make it easier for debt collectors to contacts people. They would be allowed to send people unlimited emails and text messages unless people opt out of those kind of communications senior policy counsel, Susanne Martindale with consumer reports sales KNX this could lead to problems. Very concerning that existing long-standing well-known abuses in the industry are not really addressed spokesperson for the protection bureau says the people themselves the proposal makes clear debt collectors, face liability. If the number of texts and emails they've and is deems to be harassment or abuse. Firefighters say a hey, fire and dairy farm and chino will burn for the next three to five days, so compact hay bale fires present problem with extinguishment to the fuel arrangements. These fires are deep seated into the material and make it difficult to access. Extinguish mossy de Guevara with Tino valley fire tells can Canucks firefighters need to wait for the outside to burn before. They can work on putting out the fire. It started last night the causes being investigated. A barn was destroyed. No, one got hurt and cows were moved to safety..

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"senior policy counsel" Discussed on KZSC 88.1 FM Santa Cruz

KZSC 88.1 FM Santa Cruz

03:49 min | 1 year ago

"senior policy counsel" Discussed on KZSC 88.1 FM Santa Cruz

"The Trump administration is showing no signs of backing down on its efforts to slash immigration and block asylum-seekers at the border with Mexico. But the American Civil Liberties union says the Trump administration's department of homeland security is escalating human rights abuses on the southern border Cynthia pump is with the ACLU border right center based in L Paso. She says the Trump administration is attacking asylum-seekers at the border, and she says the tax only becoming more sinister she says she's seen conditions on the ground in Tasso included, forcing families children pregnant women to sleep on and gravel for up to four days in these outdoor holding pens under the apostle of North Dakota Vinci here. No possum, they were detained outdoors on nights where temperatures dropped into the thirties with only this Mailer Mailer. Shoots to protect them. They were woken every three hours and forced to stand. Says it has documented violations to Salem seekers detained by border patrol with tales of people lacking. Adequate medical care, food and water. Christopher senior policy counsel on border immigration for the U. He says it gives us. No pleasure to be in. I told you so mode. But the issues have been a matter of complaints and lawsuits for years make legal claims that there are moral as well to avoid that Cynthia was describing migrants you're coming into the country turning themselves in on June asylum, and then our quit in dangerous intact on the teacher who died in December tragic apples of how an obsession with ending. A message of not coming to the border has this administration to exercise cruelty family separations to poor detention conditions to people. Mexico who have made a sign on planes. The way tells them to Cynthia pump takes particular aim at calls for increasing the number of border patrol agents at the border largest agency in the country P. To process, the CRA number of broader, crossers ADP has way more age of in way, more money than ever before. Just reminder the number of border patrol agents grew from over nine thousand in the in two thousand to twelve thousand dollars and six now there's over nineteen thousand border patrol agents. Thirty two apprehension that a year. So there's no absolutely Norwegian why they need more border patrol agents when they have processed way more people with a lot less agents, the company ministrations immigration policies remain in flux, for example, Trump's threats to close the border followed by what he says will be a one year delay on that threat. Many of Trump's immigration policies are tied up in court challenges. However, this cases, workout and asylum applicants and immigrant communities will be living with the impacts of the changing policies, and the uncertainties they bring for years to come reporting for Pacifica radio news KPFA Christopher Martinez. The democratic chair of the House Ways and means committee, formerly his asked the Internal Revenue Service to provide six years of president Donald Trump's personal tax returns and the returns. For some of his businesses. Trump said he's not inclined to release them under. Despite.

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"senior policy counsel" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

C-SPAN Radio

01:52 min | 2 years ago

"senior policy counsel" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

"And I'd like to cement for the record documents and op Ed from the Missouri. Times written by the head of the Missouri farm bureau demonstrating support for the merger in Missouri. And also a letter in support of the merger to the for myself and several of my colleagues and with that I yield back without objections ordered in Mr Chairman back as say for the record we have another subcommittee hearing going on important health issues upstairs. Some of us will have to go up and back again. Thank you for for being here. Thank the ranking member. Share would like to remind members that pursuant to committee roles all members written in opening statements. She'll be made part of the record. Not like to introduce our witnesses for today's hearing. I will have Mr. Marcello claw, executive chairman of sprint corporation next. Mr John Leger chief executive officer and president of tea mobile US, next stop, Mr Chris Shelton, president of the Communication Workers of America. Then we'll have miscarry Bennett general counsel of the rural wireless association. Mr doug. Break the break. Thank you. Doug. Director broadband and spectrum policy for the information technology and innovation foundation and last but not least Mr. Phillip, Barron. Brooke senior policy counsel with public knowledge. I want to thank all the witnesses for joining us today. We look forward to your testimony at this time the chair will recognize each witness for five minutes to provide their opening statement. But before we begin I want to explain our lighting system in front of you of the witnesses a series of lights. The light will initially be green. At the start of your opening statement. The light will turn yellow when you have one minute remaining, and please wrap up your testimony at that point. The light turns red when your time has expired, Mr. Clara, you're now recognized for five minutes..

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"senior policy counsel" Discussed on WTMJ 620

WTMJ 620

01:31 min | 2 years ago

"senior policy counsel" Discussed on WTMJ 620

"Came back nauseous and vomiting, ruby powers immigration attorney in Texas back to recent deaths of two children. That's what we're seeing. I think we're gonna continue to see that. Because of just the dire desperation US border officials say they'll be an independent investigation. Chuck sivertsen. ABC news. The ACLU this morning condemning conditions along the border senior policy counsel for the ACLU, Chris Ricker and seven and eight year olds die. When toddlers are teargassed when families are separated, there's something wrong to the core. With the department of homeland security child has since been identified as Felipe bay Gomez Alonzo, the partial government shutdown in place for a fifth consecutive day with no end in sight, some eight hundred thousand employees furloughed or working without pay CBS. Tom Hansen has the latest negotiations. When asked if the five billion dollars. He wants for the wall is a firm number. He left it open. Instead, the president referred to the more general border security package. He asked for from congress. It's complicated because we're getting twenty five billion dollars that's already proof. But that's for everything. Senate majority leader Mitch. Mcconnell said last week. He won't bring up a vote unless there's a compromise Bill. President Trump telling reporters Christmas morning, he doesn't know when the government may reopen the biggest Christmas MIR that the Salvation Army puts on countrywide taking place in Milwaukee. Salvation Army Milwaukee expected to feed around eight thousand people in its twenty ninth annual meal media relations director Burke says it's wonderful to see people coming together on the holiday..

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"senior policy counsel" Discussed on KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO

05:25 min | 2 years ago

"senior policy counsel" Discussed on KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO

"Go to the pharmacy butts after the Justice Department's ruling gave the preliminary green light for a landmark merger of Aetna. And CVS customers could soon go to one place and get it all done right there. Now, the hope is that by combining the nation's largest drugstore chain with one of its biggest health insurance companies prices will come down, and it'll be easier for people to fill prescriptions will all this is against backdrop of ever increasing healthcare expenses for Americans. Joining us is George slow Verde senior policy counsel for the advocacy division of consumer reports. Here's what I'm wondering, George a lot of these places like CVS also now have in store clinics with usually physician assistant, by suppose, some of them have doctors to so is the whole idea eventually that you would go to one place to see your doctor get your drugs. Have your coverage. Well that could be a concern. And that's one of the things that we're worried about is that in the past. It is up until now of Aetna has wanted its policyholders to get good medical coverage at affordable price and keep costs down wherever they can. Now, they've got a new incentive, which is to drive as many of their policy holders as possible to get as many of their medical needs as possible net by CVS and CVS minute clinics. So you could have a situation in which the customers consumers no longer have the choices that they you staff. So how did these to get around the the competition concerns did they have to sell off certain sections? I mean when the Justice department came down and made the ruling what what was the decision on that? Well, the Justice department settlement only deals with one small aspect. Of the merger which is the Medicare prescription drug benefits where both of the companies up CVS and Aetna now compete head to head. It didn't deal with any of the other concerns. I'm wondering about the other chains because certainly Aetna isn't the only health insurance company and CVS is far from the only large drugstore chain in the country are others planning on doing the same thing. And we're going to end up in a short amount of time with two or three places to get our medical care period. Well, that is the the trend where things are headed. And you could end up with silos where the consumers are having to choose which silo they're gonna jump into. And once they've jumped into that silo blocked from going anywhere else. Consumers could no longer be able to go to the most convenient clinic or the most convenient pharmacy. They're going to have to go to the one that they're directed to buy their insurance is concerned. The people aren't thinking that far ahead or not go and maybe past the headline when it comes to this. Because let's say you already go to the CBS to get your flu shot. And you think well, this is going to be great for me. I can go there because you know, what I hate waiting for the doctor all the time. Anyway, when really the nurse can take care of it for me. Well, right now consumers have the choice, and those choices are made as attractive as possible by the businesses should are competing for the consumers to come in. And if they lose that choice, then the businesses won't have the healthy incentives. They should have to keep quality high and prices low. So is this a done deal now? Well, it's as close to a done deal is you can get there is a process in which the Justice department has filed a proposed settlement with the court, and the court will review it and decide whether it's in the public interest or not and the public members of the public had a chance to ride into the court, actually, they ride into the Justice department, and then the court reviews all of those comments, but it's very very rare that a court will actually intervene and tell the Justice department that it can't settle a case. So we're concerned that it is a paid accompli. Now, how many people are are under this umbrella? Millions and millions right? Oh, sure. All aetna. Policyholders in the reverse direction. You could have a CVS minute clinic patients and CVS pharmacy customers being told that they will get favorites. Treatment. If they will switch their insurance to Aetna. So it can go in both directions and underneath it all there is another entire level, which is the pharmacy benefits manager, which is CVS care. Mark lots of times the consumer doesn't even deal directly with the pharmacy benefits manager, but they are negotiating between the insurance company and the drug companies and the pharmacies. And so there's a whole additional level in which choices could be restricted or eliminated. And if that happens anywhere up or down in the supply chain. Ultimately, it's going to impact the consumer George slower senior policy counsel for the advocacy in division of consumer reports. George. Thanks, paying your in three minutes. Kennex in-depth continues..

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"senior policy counsel" Discussed on KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO

05:29 min | 2 years ago

"senior policy counsel" Discussed on KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO

"Go to the pharmacy butts after the Justice department ruling gave the preliminary green light for a landmark merger of EDNA and CVS customers could soon go to one place and get it all done right there. Now, the hope is that by combining the nation's largest drugstore chain with one of its biggest health insurance companies prices will come down, and it'll be easier for people to fill prescriptions. We'll all this is against backdrop of ever increasing healthcare expenses for Americans. Joining us is George slow over the senior policy counsel for the advocacy division of consumer reports. Here's what I'm wondering at George a lot of these places like CVS also now have in store clinics with usually physician assistants, by suppose, some of them have doctors to so is the whole idea eventually that you would go to one place to see your doctor. Get your drugs and have your coverage. Well that could be a concern. And that's one of the things that we're worried about is that in the past it is up until now Aetna has wanted its policyholders to get good medical coverage at affordable price and keep costs down wherever they can. Now, they've got a new incentive, which is to drive as many of their policy holders as possible to get as many of their medical needs as possible net by CVS and CVS minute clinics. So you could have the situation in which the customers consumers no longer have the choices that they used to have. So how did these to get around the competition concerns did they have to sell off certain sections? I mean when the Justice department came down and made the ruling what what was the decision on that? Well, the Justice department settlement only deals with. One small aspect of the merger which is the Medicare prescription drug benefits where both of the company's at CVS and Aetna now compete head to head. It didn't deal with any of the other concerns. I'm wondering about the other chains because certainly Aetna isn't the only health insurance company and CVS is far from the only large drugstore chain in the country are others planning on doing the same thing. And we're going to end up in a short amount of time with two or three places to get our medical care period. Well, that is the the trend where things are headed. And you could end up with silos where the consumers are having to choose which silo they're gonna jump into. And once they've jumped into that silo near blocked from going anywhere else. Consumers could no longer be able to go to the most convenient clinic or the most convenient pharmacy. They're going to have to go to the one that they're directed to buy their insurance company is that you're concerned. The people aren't thinking that far ahead or not go and maybe past the headline when it comes to this. Because let's say you already go to the CBS to get your flu shot. And you think well, this is going to be great for me. I can go there because you know, what I hate waiting for the doctor all the time. Anyway, when really the nurse can take care of it for me. Well, right now consumers have the choice, and those choices are made as attractive as possible by the businesses that are competing for the consumers to come in. And if they lose that choice, then the distances won't have the healthy incentives. They should have to keep quality high and prices low. So is this a done deal now? Well, it's it's close to a done deal is you can get there is a process in which the Justice department has to file the proposed settlement with the court, and the court was you it and decide whether it's in the public interest or not and the public members of the public had a chance to ride into the court, actually, they ride into the Justice department, and then the court reviews all of those comments, but it is very very rare that a court will actually intervene and tell the Justice department that it. Can't settle a case. So we're concerned that it is a paid accomplice. Now, how many people are are under this umbrella? I mean millions and millions right? Oh, sure. Yeah. All aetna. Policyholders and in the reverse direction. You could have a CVS meta clinic patients and CVS pharmacy customers being told that they will get favorites treatment if they will switch their insurance to Aetna. So it can go in both directions and underneath it all there is another entire level, which is the pharmacy benefits manager, which is CVS care. Mark lots of times the consumer doesn't even deal directly with the pharmacy benefits manager, but they are negotiating between the insurance company and the drug companies and the pharmacies. And so there's a whole additional level in which. Choices could be restricted or eliminated. And if that happens anywhere up or down in the supply chain. Ultimately, it's going to impact the consumer George slower senior policy counsel for the advocacy in division of consumer reports. George thanks pairing around in three minutes. Kennex in-depth continues. In southern California..

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"senior policy counsel" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM

WHAS 840 AM

02:59 min | 2 years ago

"senior policy counsel" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM

"Is good basketball player solid shooter. Great. Hey, don't forget. He's my son. So what does Josh do to be the best basketball player? You can be. I play tennis. Studies show that student athletes here in Kentucky who play more than one high school sports are more likely to excel tennis does more than prove Josh's condition. It gives him a fresh competitive outlet reduces the risk of injury by crossing meeting introduces into different coaching techniques. And you don't get me wrong hoops. I love tennis just gives me a little break. So when the new season begins, Josh isn't burned out on basketball. He's eager to play. You can see the difference in this game. This message presented by the Kentucky High School Athletic association, and the Kentucky High School Athletic directors association. A report released last week by the national partnership for women and families gives Kentucky a great of d for failing to provide basic workplace protections that go beyond federal law. The new report called raising expectations analyzes state laws and regulations governing paid and unpaid leave in the United States and assigns grades to fifty states and the district of Columbia. It determined that half the states, including Kentucky are doing little or nothing beyond what federal law requires to ensure that workers don't have to risk their pay or their jobs when they need time off to care for a new child or a sick family member with us now on the phone is Vasu ready senior policy counsel at the national partnership for women and families. Welcome. Thank you so much for having me. I tell us what is the national partnership for women and families. What is the it's a nonprofit? And what does it do? We are. We are a nonprofit that has been for over forty five. Five years fighting for policies and laws that help working women and families have access to quality, Florida, healthcare, reproductive, health and rights are free from workplace discrimination and have access to policies that help them balanced. The demands of their jobs and families. Okay. Tell us about this report, then a call raising expectations wise it called that. And what does it measure? So the national partnership released this report raising expectations on Monday and it measures. It's a fifty state survey plus DC that measures how states have done whether and how states have gone beyond federal law in protecting working family caregivers by allowing them to receive some pay.

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