Author Archives: Ignatius Bau

State of Hawaii v. Trump: Preliminary Injunction Against Revised Muslim Immigration, Refugee, and Travel Ban

U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Kahala Watson has converted his nationwide temporary restraining order against the implementation of President Donald Trump’s revised executive order banning immigration, refugees, and travel from Muslim-majority countries into an indefinite nationwide preliminary injunction. Judge Watson notes: … Continue reading

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National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine: Communities in Action – Pathways to Health Equity

This report from the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine describes the causes and solutions to health inequities in the United States. This report focuses on what communities can do to promote health equity, what actions are needed by … Continue reading

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International Refugee Assistance Project v. Trump: Preliminary Injunction Against Revised Muslim Immigration, Refugee, and Travel Ban

Here is the opinion issued today by U.S. District Court Judge Theodore Chuang explaining his injunction against President Donald Trump’s revised Muslim immigration, refugee, and travel ban. Among his findings, Judge Chuang concludes that the revised executive order still has an impermissible … Continue reading

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National Center for Health Statistics: Selected Health Conditions Among Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Adults: United States, 2014

This is the first data brief reporting results from the 2014 Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), the first federal survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). Although … Continue reading

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State of Hawaii v. Trump: Temporary Restraining Order Against Revised Muslim Immigration, Refugee, and Travel Ban

U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Kahala Watson has issued a nationwide temporary restraining order against the implementation of President Donald Trump’s revised executive order banning immigration, refugees, and travel from Muslim-majority countries. The court found: “Because a reasonable, objective observer—enlightened by … Continue reading

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House Budget Committee: Text of American Health Care Act for Markup

Here is the text of the American Health Care Act to be considered for markup by the U.S. House of Representatives Budget Committee this week. This is the consolidated bill after markup and passage last week by the House Energy … Continue reading

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Congressional Budget Office: Cost Estimate for American Health Care Act

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has published its ten-year (2017-2026) cost estimate for the American Health Care Act (ACHA), the House of Representatives Republican plan to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  The CBO estimates that by 2026, … Continue reading

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Office of Management and Budget: Request for Additional Comments on Changes to Standards for Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity

The Office of Management and Budget has published a second request for comments about potential changes to the 1997 standards for maintaining, collecting, and presenting federal data on race and ethnicity. Similar to its first request of comments published in September … Continue reading

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Kaiser Family Foundation: Summary of the American Health Care Act

The Kaiser Family Foundation has published this summary of the American Health Care Act to be considered by the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce Committees tomorrow, Wednesday March 8, 2017: Link to Original Source

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House Republicans Finally Introduce American Health Care Act

On Monday March 7, 2017, nearly 7 years after the enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have finally introduced the first drafts of what they are calling the American … Continue reading

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