Daily Policy Digest

Use of Mobile Technology in Health Care

By the end of 2017, analysts expect the global mobile health market to reach $23 billion, the largest markets being in Europe and Asia-Pacific...

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Regulations Lack Rigorous Analysis

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration employs rigorous standards when granting drug approvals, but the agency does not craft its regulations with the same precision...

Refundable Tax Credits in ObamaCare

The Joint Committee on Taxation estimated in February 2013 that ObamaCare subsidies would reach $96 billion by 2017; in its latest economic outlook, the Congressional Budget Office projected the figure at $118 billion...

The Real Cost of Fannie and Freddie

Taxpayers are responsible for $4 trillion in government-sponsored enterprises guarantees, yet those risks are not accounted for in budget reporting...

Has Preschool Obesity Really Fallen?

In February, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a study finding that preschool obesity has dropped 43 percent in just 10 years; according to all other research, however, the obesity rate has not dropped, and in fact may have risen...

Alternative Would Alleviate ObamaCare Pain

Any alternative to ObamaCare should concentrate on increasing choice, which means ending the individual mandate requiring the purchase of health insurance, says John C. Goodman, president and CEO of the National Center for Policy Analysis...

Misusing Budget Data

The ability to take one set of data and produce two completely different conclusions creates the opportunity for mischief...

Patient CARE Act Proposal Falls Short

The Patient CARE Act has some promising elements, but is underdeveloped and does not accomplish any sort of meaningful reform...

Do Men and Women Receive the Same Amount of Pension Benefits?

At age 55, the average man will receive a pension benefit worth 23 percent of lifetime earnings, compared to 19 percent for the average woman...

Canada Will Move Its Oil Whether or Not Keystone XL Is Approved

The U.S. State Department's latest report determined that 830,000 additional barrels of oil per day shipped by rail would cause a potential 49 additional injuries and six fatalities, compared to only one additional injury and no fatalities for the Keystone XL pipeline...


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