Daily Policy Digest

Latest ObamaCare Enrollment Report

December had the highest number of insurance sign-ups at 1.78 million; to get to its goal, the Obama administration would need a 63 percent increase from that month to March...

The Global Achievement Gap

Methods such as school choice and competition, rewarding teachers based on merit, and using technology as a substitute for routine instruction and for customization purposes push schools toward the incentives and rewards that exist in the private sector...

New Hampshire's Scholarship Tax Credit Program

Three quarters of private school parents said that they would not have been able to afford tuition without the scholarships available under New Hampshire's Opportunity Scholarship Act...

The Netflix-Comcast Deal: Much Ado about Nothing?

Agreements that eliminate third parties, like the Netflix-Comcast deal, tend to bring greater efficiency...

Americans Renouncing Citizenship Due to Taxes

The IRS estimates that Americans living abroad owe somewhere between $40 billion and $123 billion in unpaid taxes...

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Drug Labeling Proposal Needs Improvement

A new U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposal on generic drug safety labeling needs better analysis...

Minimum Wages: A Poor Way to Reduce Poverty

A government-mandated wage floor raises the cost of low-skilled labor, which incentivizes firms to cut jobs or reduce employee work hours...

Competition in Medicare

The Affordable Care Act made large cuts to Medicare Advantage-- the Congressional Budget Office placed the number at $150 billion over 10 years...

Geographic Variation in Medicare Spending

In 2012, Medicare spent 2.5 times more per beneficiary in Miami, Florida ($15,957) than it did in Grand Junction, Colorado ($6,569)...

Using Railroads Instead of Keystone XL

Canada's two largest railroads could transport between 600,000 and 800,000 barrels of Canadian crude oil every day within two years; Keystone XL's proposed capacity is 830,000 barrels per day...


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