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yesterday by tomd
A digital Brexit round-up – The state of play as negotiations in deadlock - by @derek_dupreez
"The Prime Minister is struggling to progress negotiations with Brussels, as the UK potentially heads for a ‘no deal’ Brexit. Here’s what we know so far."
central  digital  government  and  public  services 
yesterday by jonerp
dxw – Exemplary web projects for the public sector
dxw helps public sector teams to make good technology decisions and build better services
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yesterday by fjordaan
Congress tries to squeeze more out of Social Security, wrecking its customer service
"Since they’ve been unsuccessful (thus far) at cutting Social Security benefits, congressional Republicans are continuing to resort to the backdoor assault on the program by starving its administrative budget. In the latest versions of the agency’s budget under consideration in Washington, the House is planning to keep the budget at the same inadequate funding level as the current year. The ever more ambitious Senate is trying to cut it by $400 million, or nearly 4%"
politics  government 
yesterday by jimmykduong
Twenty-seventh Amendment to the United States Constitution - Wikipedia
The Twenty-seventh Amendment (Amendment XXVII) to the United States Constitution prohibits any law that increases or decreases the salary of members of Congress from taking effect until the start of the next set of terms of office for Representatives. It is the most recent amendment to be adopted, but one of the first proposed.…

The amendment eventually became part of the United States Constitution on May 5, 1992, completing a record-setting ratification period of 202 years, 7 months, and 10 days.
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yesterday by famous
The Case for Single-Payer
At the core of the problem is a basic fact: it’s not profitable to insure people who are sick or likely to get sick. Without massive government subsidization (or, in the case of Medicare or Medicaid, government financing and cost regulation), profit-seeking insurers, with relatively small pools of customers among whom to spread costs, are compelled to restrict coverage, increase premiums, illegally coerce sick people to drop their plans, or abdicate their responsibility entirely and push the costs of care onto their customers.

People end up spending money they don’t have on health care services they can’t afford — but also can’t afford to live without. All the while, health care costs soar, outpacing both inflation and US insurers’ ability to stem their ascent. These forces pervert the notion of “health care” itself, transforming it into a transaction between a customer and an insurance company rather than a relationship between a person, their body, and their doctor. Profit, not human need, is the governing principle.

Single-payer is a very different model. By making the federal government the country’s health insurer, it would make it possible to bring down costs while ensuring everyone gets the high-quality care they need — especially those people the market deems “unprofitable.” It would reshape the relationship between industry, the state, and patients — laying the groundwork for genuine health justice.
health  healthcare  government  bernie.sanders  single.payer  insurance  politics  2017  ***  jacobin 
2 days ago by gpe
Average Salary Information for US Workers
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics ...professional, management and related occupations earned an average of $63,076 annually
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2 days ago by activescott
DISA - Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS)
eMASS is a web-based Government off-the-shelf (GOTS) solution that automates a broad range of services for comprehensive, fully-integrated cybersecurity management, including controls scorecard measurement, dashboard reporting, and the generation of Risk Management Framework (RMF) for Department of Defense (DOD) Information Technology (IT) and DOD Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP) Package Reports. eMASS provides an integrated suite of authorization capabilities and prevents cyber-attacks by establishing strict process control mechanisms for obtaining authority to connect information systems to DOD networks.
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3 days ago by wardell

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