Issue Briefs

Liberating the Poor from Poverty

Poverty has exploded to record levels under President Obama.

The Marketplace Fairness Act:Tilting the Playing Field

Last year, the U.S. Senate passed the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA), allowing states to require online retailers to collect and remit sales taxes for each buyer’s state. Though the House of Represent…

Supporting the Troops: The TRICARE Quagmire

TRICARE, the military health insurance program run by the Department of Defense, has a well-deserved reputation for inadequate quality at an exorbitant public cost. Drastic changes to this program are…

Medicare Drug Plans: Don’t Mess with Success

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) will have a negative impact on seniors. A portion of ACA funding is derived by cutting $716 billion from the Medicare program over the next decade — which could reduce se…

Reforming Arkansas’ Medicaid Drug Program

Arkansas has moved most of its Medicaid enrollees into privately-administered managed care plans. Currently, half a million Arkansas beneficiaries are enrolled in managed care. This is equivalent to n…

Reforming Oklahoma’s Medicaid Drug Program

Oklahoma has moved most of its Medicaid enrollees into privately-administered managed care plans, under a program known as SoonerCare.   The state should also move Medicaid enrollees to managed drug p…

Reforming Wisconsin’s Medicaid Drug Program

Wisconsin has moved about two-thirds of its Medicaid enrollees into privately administered managed care plans, known as BadgerCare. However, the state has been very slow to move Medicaid enrollees int…

Foster Care versus Modern Orphanages

A San Francisco-based think tank has proven the obvious: If disadvantaged kids are orphaned by their living but irresponsible or abusive parents, then moved from one foster-care placement to the next,…