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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Every law and reg needs an impact assessment

Most Members of Congress are ill-equipped for their jobs that require two essential qualifications: 1) training in the law and 2) education in systems engineering. 

Recall two articles that define requirements for U.S. Members of the House of Representatives:

How to Select a US Member of the House of Representatives, Part 1 of 2

How to Select a Member of the US House of Representatives Part 2 of 2

As Dr. James A. Rodger and I published in Smart Data, Enterprise Performance Optimization Strategy (c) 2010 Wiley, we advocate that Congress run simulations of every law through its implementation and using predictive management algorithms to estimate the impact measured in value, outcomes, and associated costs over a projected lifecycle.

Today's news is that Speaker Ryan and the Republican Congress are stalling at even estimating the cost of replacing ObamaCare with new legislation that has not been tested. That is entirely unacceptable.

Citizens must demand that Congress and the President have command of the automated regulatory environment that they must manage by possessing the requisite skill, knowledge, and experience described in How to Select an American President by James A. George with James A. Rodger (c) 2017 Archway Publishing.

"Pelosi presses Ryan for ObamaCare repeal analysis before vote: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is pressing GOP leaders to delay votes on their ObamaCare replacement legislation until its budget and coverage impacts can be analyzed. 
Republicans unveiled a pair of proposals Monday evening, with plans to mark them up Wednesday in both the Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means committees -- a window that excludes hearings and likely won't allow the time for the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to examine its costs beforehand. 
Pelosi and the Democrats say it's a dereliction to ask lawmakers to vote on legislation of such consequence without an independent assessment of the budget, coverage and quality-of-care impacts. The Hill's Mike Lillis reports:"

Good Reads.

Read it now.

1 comment:

  1. Demand that Congress perform their jobs with competence. For many, that will be impossible because they lack the qualifications.