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The Future Role of Government in Health Information Technology and Digital Health

Health / Research February 27, 2018

Health IT Now and the Bipartisan Policy Center along with more than 50 work group members, have outlined a focused and streamlined oversight framework for the federal government’s role in health IT and digital health. Transitioning to this framework will require both regulatory and legislative changes that we encourage stakeholders and policymakers to support as quickly as possible.

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How Do Immigrants and the Immigration Enforcement System Interact with Local Law Enforcement?

Cristobal Ramon / Research February 23, 2018

The operation of local law enforcement agencies and their work with immigration enforcement agencies is more complex and nuanced than is often reported in the public debate.

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Power System Resilience: A Primer

Blair Beasley / Research February 20, 2018

This primer seeks to provide a high-level introduction to the concept of power sector resilience—highlighting what research has been done on the topic as well as key areas where more work is needed.

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Budgeting for Medical Countermeasures

National Security / Research February 13, 2018

Preparedness against a chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear (CBRN) threat requires a sustained and multi-pronged approach by both the public and private sectors.

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Restricting Immigration by Regulation

Cristobal Ramon / Research February 1, 2018

The administration’s reliance on agency policy guidelines suggests that they may continue to use executive authority to impact the legal immigration system going forward.

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A Policy Roadmap for Individuals with Complex Care Needs

Health / Research January 31, 2018

Since 2013, BPC and others have been working to develop policy solutions focused on how to finance and deliver quality care to individuals with complex care needs. This report draws from our extensive work to identify a clear roadmap of policy solutions that can improve care for these individuals.

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Former Government Statistical Agency Heads Call for Better Use of Data in Policymaking

Evidence / Research January 24, 2018

Today there are numerous challenges facing our country’s generation of evidence in our decentralized statistical system. But with each of these challenges we observe numerous opportunities to improve.

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Letter from Early Childhood Co-Chairs on Child Care and Development Funding

Education / Research January 24, 2018

Co-Chairs of BPC’s Early Childhood Initiative former Sen. Rick Santorum and former Rep. George Miller wrote to congressional leaders urging them to double the funding for the Child Care and Development Block Grant for children ages birth to five. 

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The State of Campaign Finance in the U.S.

Governance / Research January 19, 2018

The U.S. campaign finance system has undergone fundamental changes in the last 15 years. Relying on new research from several of the nation’s foremost experts, this report examines the legal, political, and technological shifts that have combined to shape the current campaign finance regime.

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Testimony by Jason Grumet on Congressional Earmarks

Jason Grumet / Research January 18, 2018

BPC President Jason Grumet testified before the House Committee on Rules about the important role congressional earmarks serve in the functioning of the legislative process.

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