The Medicare Access and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Reauthorization Act of 2015 contained several BPC Health Project recommendations, including payment incentives for physicians to participate in value-based payment models and more means-testing, as well as a two-year reauthorization of CHIP.
BPC’s Governors’ Council helped Sens. Dean Heller (R-NV) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) champion an amendment to give governors more say in state education plans. It was included in the enacted Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015.
The Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015 that was enacted into law contained BPC Energy Project recommendations on securing the electric grid from cyberattacks.
The House-passed 21st Century Cures Act—critical legislation addressing medical innovation—included recommendations proposed by BPC’s Health Innovation Initiative on health information technology and medical innovation.
Nine recommendations from BPC’s Health Project on the subjects of cost-containment and delivery reform were incorporated into Medicare regulations.
Recommendations proposed by the Health Innovation Initiative— both for how health information technology (IT) is regulated and for improving health IT interoperability—were incorporated into roadmaps published by the Department of Health and Human Services.
The Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) has adopted several of BPC’s Financial Regulatory Reform Initiative’s recommendations to improve FSOC transparency and enhancements to the process to allow systemically important financial institutions to shed that designation.
The Federal Reserve Board’s new requirement for Total Loss Absorbing Capital for the nation’s largest financial institutions broadly follows recommendations found in the 2013 too-big-to-fail report released by BPC’s Financial Regulatory Reform Initiative.
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