Daily Policy Digest
|Texas Gold Is Coming Home
In June of 2015, Texas Governor Greg Abbot signed House Bill 483 which establishes the first state-level gold bullion and precious metal depository...
|Health Services Accounts for 30 Percent of all Services Growth
Health services spending grew 5.4 percent over the last four quarters...
|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...