Daily Policy Digest
|Renewable Fuel Standard Mandates, or Not?
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), congressional mandates of renewable fuels cannot be achieved, saying "[T]he ambitious statutory targets in the Clean Air Act exceed real world conditions..."
|Broad Coalition Calls for Congress Not To Hand Health Insurers' Losses To Taxpayers
Two years ago, NCPA identified Obamacare's "risk corridors" as a vehicle through which the Administration would expose taxpayers to unlimited liability for insurers' losses in Obamacare...
|Common Core Ally Breaks Ranks
The backlash against Common Core has grown steadily since states first implemented the initiative...
|Prostate Cancer Screening: Can the Government Get It Right?
Doctors who order too many PSA tests will have their Medicare payments cut...
|Steve Kates Explains the International Impact of the 2008 Financial Crisis: Part Two
Economics Professor Steve Kates from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia cautions against government intervention in the market, arguing that a free-market can only prevent another recession if it is allowed to correct itself...
|Denver VA versus Dallas' Parkland
How much hospital can be built with $1.5 billion? That depends on who's controlling the money...
|Obamacare's "Slacker Mandate" Has Costs
The "slacker mandate" requires employer-based health plans to cover "children" on their parents' plans until they are 26. It took effect in 2010, with the result that young adults are sleeping and socializing more, and working less...
|Online Community College Courses Show Paradoxical Results
In spite of the negative research findings about course completion rates, community college administrators are touting online classes to increase their enrollments and cut costs...
|Steve Kates Explains the International Impact of the 2008 Financial Crisis: Part One
Economics Professor Steve Kates from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia explains how the 2008 financial crisis exposed the world the interconnectedness of the world markets...
|Hospital Ownership of Physicians Drives Up Costs
New research published in the JAMA Internal Medicine journal shows that hospital ownership of medical practices drives up costs...