Daily Policy Digest

Reforming Net Metering

The amount paid by net metered customers is actually below the utilities' costs of serving those customers, meaning non-net metered customers must pay higher utility prices to cover those costs...

More Puzzling ObamaCare Numbers

A new report from the RAND Corporation comes to very different conclusions about the success of the health insurance exchanges...

Ten Agencies Doing One Task

In the past, the Government Accountability Office has identified 162 areas marked by fragmentation, duplication, overlap and inefficiency; this year, it added 26 new areas to that list...

$2.1 Trillion in Untaxed Profits Abroad

More than $2 trillion in foreign profits were held by U.S. corporations abroad in 2013...

United States Must Preempt Deflation

Deflation is self-reinforcing, because when prices fall it reinforces the desire of households and firms to hold onto cash -- they can earn investment returns by doing nothing with their money...

Innovative, Unique, Even Revolutionary: Surgery Center of Oklahoma

Traditionally, health plans allowed enrollees to go anywhere for care with little regard for costs; by contrast, the Surgery Center of Oklahoma offers a cost incentive alternative for quality care, says Devon Herrick, a senior fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis...

Allowing Foreign Airlines in U.S. Markets

Many European carriers have lower costs than U.S. airlines and could fill the gaps in domestic transportation...

Keeping Health Care Costs Down

Patients can save between 30 percent and 70 percent by going abroad for intensive medical procedures, such as bypass surgery and knee replacements...

Natural Gas Boom Myths

All profits from the U.S. oil boom do not go to "Big Oil"; more than 20,000 small- and medium-sized oil and gas firms exist in the United States, with a median size of just 15 employees...

Early Enrollees Sicker Than Average

Six of the top 10 costliest medications used by Affordable Care Act enrollees were specialty drugs, compared to only four of the 10 most expensive medications used by patients in commercial plans...


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