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Dylan Scott, Governing

Dylan Scott (@DylanLScott) graduated from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University in 2010. While there, he won an Associated Press award for Best Investigative Reporting for a series of stories on the university’s structural deficit. He then worked at the Las Vegas Sun and Center for Education Reform before joining Governing. He has reported on the Supreme Court’s consideration of the Affordable Care Act and various education reform movements in state and local government. When out of the office, Dylan spends his time watching classic films and reading fantasy fiction (most recently: A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin).

August 21, 2013

Will States Sell Ads Like Nevada to Break Even on Health Exchanges?

Nevada's health insurance exchange plans to sell ads on its website to boost revenue and keep costs for consumers down, but their peers are reluctant to follow.

August 8, 2013

Maryland Bill Would Ban Discriminatory E-Book Sales to Libraries

"Most people don't realize this is happening. If you come to a community like mine, where the library is a pillar of the community, there are still a lot of library users who aren't aware of the issue at all."

July 24, 2013

Montgomery County, Md., Pioneers Call for Fair E-Book Prices for Libraries

Despite pent-up demand for e-books, Montgomery County libraries are stymied by book publishing pricing practices that are straining budgets. A county resolution calls for a remedy to the problem.

July 8, 2013

Some State Health Exchanges Won't be Finished by Deadline

Because of a tight schedule, a number of state-based marketplaces will still be finalizing their payment functions after the Oct. 1 launch.

July 3, 2013

Can Libraries Survive the E-Book Revolution?

Facing higher prices and limited access to e-books from the major publishers, one man has inspired a national movement to promote smaller, digitally based presses and self-published authors.

June 17, 2013

States to Offer Additional Subsidies on Health Exchanges

At least three states will offer supplemental assistance to people purchasing health coverage on Obamacare's insurance marketplaces.

June 3, 2013

Federal Data Hub Hobbling Health Exchange Implementation

A new report from the Government Accountability Office reveals the biggest barrier to health exchanges.

May 22, 2013

36 Hours Behind Rhode Island's Health Exchange

The deadline is looming for the 18 states, including Rhode Island, that volunteered to set up Obamacare's online insurance marketplace themselves.

April 25, 2013

What's the Back-Up Plan for Health Insurance Exchanges?

As critical deadlines approach, nobody knows for sure.

April 10, 2013

Obama Proposes Energy Program Modeled on 'Race to the Top'

As part of his plan for greater energy efficiency across the U.S., President Barack Obama proposed a competitive grant program to help states cut waste.

April 4, 2013

Latest Move in School Safety? A Panic Button.

Not all emergencies give people the time or ability to call 911. One Georgia city has installed panic buttons in all of its schools, and similar plans have been introduced in California and New Jersey.

January 18, 2013

HHS Rebrands Health Exchanges as 'Marketplaces'

In an effort to raise public awareness about the Affordable Care Act, health insurance exchanges will now be called health insurance marketplaces.

January 15, 2013

Space Satellite Connects Rural Health Clinics to Broadband

To connect mobile health units in the hills of rural New England with broadband access, policymakers are looking up -- all the way to space.

January 7, 2013

Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire to Head EPA

Gregoire will soon be named administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), according to a report by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

October 11, 2012

Can States Get Out of Telehealth’s Way?

Regulations set by state medical boards can make it difficult for doctors to practice telemedicine.

September 12, 2012

Hacking of Utah Health Insurance Exchange Raises Security Questions

Other states may want to review security plans for their own health insurance exchanges.

July 19, 2012

States Find Legislating Social Media Is a Minefield

States are confronting the challenges of protecting passwords, regulating status updates and other issues surrounding a new world with Facebook and Twitter.

July 5, 2012

A Wayback Machine for Twitter

States and cities use social networks to test open records laws and transparency goals.

June 29, 2012

Health Insurance Exchanges Getting More Federal Funding

States will have 10 new opportunities through 2014 to apply for federal funding to develop the online marketplaces for health insurance outlined in the Affordable Care Act.

June 21, 2012

Community Commons Brings Local Health Initiatives Together

A new social network helps local health departments and community organizations connect, stay up-to-date on emerging trends and mine through extensive data sets.

June 6, 2012

What Could Happen to Health Insurance Exchange Grants

If the Supreme Court overturns the Affordable Care Act, states still might use some of $1 billion in federal grants for online insurance marketplaces.

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