Daily Policy Digest

Medicare Needs Anti-Fraud Tools

A new government report reveals that pharmacies have filled HIV prescriptions for deceased beneficiaries...

Shipping Law Is Costing Americans Money

A largely unknown law from 1920 is raising prices for American consumers across the country...

Lawyers See Big Profits from Disability Claims

Attorneys receive taxpayer-funded fees each time they successfully place a client in the Social Security Disability Insurance program...

How to Reform Federal Regulations

With a new Congress convening in January, how can lawmakers tackle regulatory reform?...

What Exactly Did Friday's Jobs Report Say?

Many cheered Friday's jobs report, which showed unemployment remaining at 5.8 percent while the country added 321,000 jobs...

Medicare Can't Fight Drug Fraud, but a New Bill Would Change That

In 2012, 158 deceased Medicare beneficiaries filled 348 HIV drug prescriptions -- after they were already dead...

Would Raising the Minimum Wage Reduce Welfare Spending?

Proponents of the minimum wage increases argue that an increase would save the government money in social support services, the idea being that individuals whose earnings increase as a result of the wage hike would be less likely to seek and need welfare benefits…...

Tax Fraud -- in Prisons?

Tax fraud by prisoners has become a billion dollar problem...

How Do 2015 Premiums Compare to 2014?

The Obama administration contended that the Affordable Care Act would send health insurance costs down, but premiums initially increased up to 50 percent for some insurance plans last year...

Federal Government Spent $3.1 Trillion in the States in 2013

The national government spent $3.1 trillion in the states in 2013, up from $2.5 trillion in 2004...


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