Energy Outlook - Health Care Update - Taxing Medical Devices - Debt Ceiling
April 21, 2011
Hosted by Squire Patton Boggs
Join us this week on Capital Thinking with host, Kevin O'Neill as we are first joined by energy lawyer Gregory Turnbull of McCarthy Tetrault's Calgary office to hear his analysis on President Obama's March 30th speech on energy and the President's plan to establish stronger oil import relationships with neighboring countries, such as Canada. Next, Julie Black and Kendall Hussey rejoins us with their periodic update on health care, especially on how the effort towards budget deficit reduction will affect health care programs. Then, tax attorney George Schutzer will discuss the policy debate on a new excise tax on medical devices, which will take effect after December 31, 2012, and the various uncertainties and ambiguities associated with the application of this legislation. Finally, Vincent Frillici will share his opinions on the contentious battle over raising the debt ceiling.
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