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National League of Cities Support Flood Insurance Bill
The National League of Cities (NLC) lobbied Congress to support middle-class and low income property owners by passing the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act (H.R. 3370). NLC is committed...more



HHS Announces $67 Million in Grant Awards to Navigators
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces $67 million in grant awards to 105 Navigator grant applicants in Federally-facilitated and State Partnership Marketplaces. According...more

Employee Ownership Scheme: Why Businesses Are Doing It
More businesses want to get their employees involved in ownership. However, there are specific issues that need to be addressed before jumping on the employee-ownership...more

HHS Report Finds Texas Marketplace Rates Lower, Have More ACA Options
The Department of Health and Human Services released a report that finds that Texas consumers will see increased competition in the health insurance marketplace. This results to new and affordable...more

Affordable Care Act: State and Local Coverage Changes
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) contains new coverage options to decrease the amount of individuals without health insurance. There are new state and sub-state estimates, which details the projected...more

Hispanics to Benefit from ACA Coverage
In a RAND estimate, 5.4 million of Hispanics will have coverage by 2016 because of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). If states act to expand Medicaid, more uninsured Hispanics could gain coverage....more

HHS Supports Community-Based Options for Older Americans, People with Disabilities
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a final rule to ensure that Medicaid's home and community-based services programs provide full access to the benefits of community...more

Health Care Law avails 71 million Americans with Free Preventive Care
About 71 million Americans with private health insurance plans will get coverage for at least one free preventive health care service as mandated by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Affordable...more

Tax Relief Provides Multiple Benefits Such As Long-Term Care Payments, Insurance to Reverse Mortgages
Tax relief, offered by LTC Financial Partners LLC (LTCFP), promotes long-term care services that apply to multiple ways of paying for care, ranging from long-term care insurance to annuities and...more






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Bixi Bikes – A Lesson for Social Enterprises


Bixi Bikes – A Lesson for Social Enterprises

John Brothers, Principal of Quidoo Consulting, writes about the Montreal-based company Bixi who are mostly known for its Bixi Bikes. Just recently, Bixi filed for bankruptcy protection. The reason? Bixi is in major financial distress and its bikes have proven to be too “expensive to build, operate and maintain”.


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