Daily Policy Digest

The Financial Costs of Illegal Immigration

Many people believe that illegal immigrants receive little government welfare, but that is not the case...

Welfare Work Requirements Prompt Lawsuit

The federal food stamp program (more formally, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP) imposes a work requirement for able-bodied adults without children...

Medicare Paying for Drugs for the Dead

The Inspector General within the Department of Health and Human Services has released a new report revealing a bizarre rule within the Medicare program: it covers payment for prescription drugs filled up to a month after a patient has died...

U.S. Economy Could See Dramatic Gains from 1 More Percentage Point of Growth

For 40 years, the American economy grew at a rate of 3.3 percent annually after World War II. That trend, however, has halted; growth since 2007 has been just 1.5 percent...

Young Americans Have a Negative Saving Rate

While Americans overall have increased their saving since the recession, young Americans have not...

Consumers Saved $248 Billion in 2013 Thanks to Fracking

According to a new study from ICF International, American consumers saved somewhere between $63 and $248 billion thanks to horizontal drilling and fracking technologies...

Gas Station Owners Suffer from Ethanol Mandate

If refiners are required to use even more ethanol in their products, gas stations are going to have to find a way to accommodate the fuel, as traditional infrastructure cannot handle the newer blends with the higher ethanol content...

New Rule from the Department of Education Threatens Educational Options

The Department of Education has issued new rules that penalize colleges whose students are not finding employment...

Is Obamacare Really Causing a Health Spending Slowdown?

Last week, President Obama bragged that health care inflation has fallen each year since the passage of the Affordable Care Act...

Education Reform Options for 2015

With a Republican majority in both houses, what might happen in education reform come 2015?...


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