Washington Insider: 2013

Changes in Federal Health Care Marketplace

Recently, the Obama administration implemented several changes to the health care reform individual marketplace that will affect when people purchase coverage and what type of coverage they can purchase.

The administration pushed back two deadlines for individuals who wish to purchase coverage on the federal exchange that will be effective Jan. 1, 2014. Individuals now have until Dec. 23, 2013 to purchase coverage through healthcare.gov and until Dec. 31, 2013, to make their first payment to the insurance company. … more

Early Learning Bills Introduced in the House and the Senate

The following post was written by Monica Bandy, education policy analyst for the Alliance for Children and Families Public Policy Office. She is a graduate student and a former Head Start teacher, who has been closely monitoring proposed early childhood education reform. … more

Colorado Amendment 66 Attempts to Increase School Quality, Voters Not On Board with Changing Tax System

The following post was written by Monica Bandy, education policy analyst for the Alliance for Children and Families Public Policy Office. She is a graduate student and a former Head Start teacher who has been closely monitoring proposed early childhood education reform. … more

Effects of the Government Shutdown on Human Services

As we move through the first week of the government shutdown many are concerned about the effects on grants and other resources needed to provide essential human services. What follows is a short summary of the shutdown effects on major grant programs. Federal agencies' shutdown contingency plans are available online through the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. … more

Parental Involvement and the Parent Trigger Law

The following post was written by Monica Bandy, summer intern for the Alliance for Children and Families Public Policy Office. She is a graduate student and a former Head Start teacher who has been closely monitoring proposed early childhood education reform this summer. … more

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