Daily Policy Digest

Nevada to Become Fifth Education Savings Account State

Nevada is the first state to send two school choice bills to the governor in one legislative session...

Obamacare Chooses Winners and Losers

Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants are going to be big winners under Obamacare. Let us just make sure that patients and quality of care are not the losers...

Illinois' Wishy-Washy Taxes

Illinois has the highest sales tax rates in the Midwest, but per capita sales tax collections lag the national average...

Real, Simple (and Transparent) Tax Reform

The complex current Internal revenue Code along with Treasury Regulations, IRS Revenue Rulings, official opinions and judicial decisions comes at a huge cost...

Residential Investments from the Super-Rich Raise Home Prices

The rich invested approximately $25 billion in cross-border residential real estate in 2014...

The Costs of the Affordable Care Act Still High

Between 2014 and 2022, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services projects $2.757 trillion in spending for private insurance overhead...

What Percentage of the Population Participates in Government Assistance Programs Each Month?

According to a U.S. Census Bureau report, approximately 52.5 million (21.3 percent) people in the U.S. participated in major means-tested government assistance programs each month in 2012...

Monetary Policy for the Next Recession

Bringing fiscal expansion to bear in an effective way proved difficult after 2008. Next time around, it might be harder still, because public debt has grown and concerns about government solvency will be greater...

Pension Payments Are Killing City Services

Skyrocketing pension costs cause public libraries, parks and recreation centers to shorten their hours or close...

Market Based Reforms Could Improve Obamacare

Congress should replace the ACA's star-rating system for rebates and instead rebate 100 percent of the difference directly to the senior...


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