Just as they did just prior to the U.S. House of Representatives vote on H.R. 1919 “Safeguarding America’s Pharmaceuticals Act of 2013” (see “InBrief: CBO Estimates H.R. 1919 Would Exceed Unfunded Mandate Threshold For Private Entities“), the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) just published their estimates of the public and private costs to implement S. 959 “Pharmaceutical Quality, Security, and Accountability Act” relative to the Federal Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA), paving the way for a vote in the Senate. Continue reading InBrief: CBO Estimates S. 959 Would Exceed Unfunded Mandate Threshold For Private Entities In At Least One Year
Just one business day before the U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on H.R. 1919, Safeguarding America’s Pharmaceuticals Act of 2013, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) published their estimates for the public and private costs to implement it relative to the Federal Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA).
CBO has determined that the costs to State, local, and tribal governments would be “…small and below the intergovernmental threshold established by UMRA…”. However, they also estimate that the costs to private entities “…would exceed the threshold established in UMRA ($150 million in 2013, adjusted annually for inflation)”.
Interestingly, the CBO used Continue reading InBrief: CBO Estimates H.R. 1919 Would Exceed Unfunded Mandate Threshold For Private Entities
One of the questions that must be answered is, “how will an ePedigree and track & trace system be funded?”. Who pays, who gets paid, and how much? The answer to these questions are partly determined by which technology model is in use. One reason a distributed model is usually the first model people think of is that the funding is so obvious: it is localized. In that model each company would arrange for their own services. No pooling is needed. That’s simple to understand and quantify because everyone is in control of the services they need.
But because distributed models have so many points of failure—any one of which would Continue reading Would A U.S. Federal Pedigree Law Require A New UFA?