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No Absolutes in the Affordable Care Act
Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of the Treasury delayed a key provision of Affordable Care Act (ACA)—the requirement that companies with more than 50 employees extend health insurance to their full-time staff. Then, the House of Representatives passed a bill extending the same relief to individuals, who under the law would start facing tax penalties if they go without health insurance next year. It prompted me to take a fresh look at progress overall.
Entrepreneurs Could Bring Savings, Innovation to Government
It has been almost two years since Dell announced its own entrepreneur-in-residence program and now it is trying to convince state and federal agencies that it would be a good idea for them to do the same.
Early Stage Investments Keep VC Numbers Positive
According to the latest MoneyTree report from PwC and the National Venture Capital Association, the number of deals and dollars are up from earlier in the year. Venture capitalists invested $6.7 billion in 913 deals in Q2 2013—an increase of 12 percent in terms of dollars and 2 percent in the total number of deals. However, both are the lowest totals for the same quarter since the global financial crisis wreaked havoc in 2009.
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy
This is the last week before Congress breaks for the traditional August recess—when they will likely prepare for a looming September spending showdown. In the meantime, there are several hearings of interest—covering technology innovation, health care reform, employment figures, tax reform, patent reform and brain research.
A Look Back at Innovation Daily
Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation--courtesy of Innovation America. Here, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories it compiled last week.