Daily Policy Digest

Doctors Not Cashing In on Meaningful Use Incentives

Federal penalties have been levied against 257,000 physicians, 280 providers and 200 hospitals for not using EHRs "meaningfully."...

U.S. Energy Performance could lead to Position of Power

United States lawmakers could leverage its energy performance to improve its relationship with China...

Reforming Transportation Policy

Congress could improve transportation by limiting federal oversight to issues of national importance rather than interfering with states' concerns...

Public Sector Jobs Have More Advantages During the Great Recession

Government employment has a sizable advantage over private sector employment with respect to job security...

Hispanics to Dominate Job Growth by 2020

Within 20 years, the Hispanic population could hold 11 million of the 14 million new jobs...

FERPA Reforms Could Effect Student Privacy and Educational Innovation

Congress would do well to reauthorize the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) in a way that ensures student record protection while not overregulating a third party’s ability to create new ways of pioneering educational advancements...

Is Direct Primary Care the Free Market Answer to Obamacare?

Lawmakers should work toward removing bad policies that prevent the expansion of patient choice and provider competition...

The EPA Wants to Control All Waters of the United States

The EPA’s efforts to expand its control of all “waters of the United States” will affect farms, ranches, orchards, mines and timber industries, and give it jurisdiction over millions of acres of private property...

States Are Better Prepared to Manage Federal Lands

Ultimately, state management of federal lands will benefit the economy by adding jobs and nurturing oil and gas production...

Another Unfunded Mandate That Could Set Back Health Care

Imposing a more complex coding system on the medical community will take more time away from treating patients...


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