Daily Policy Digest

Is Requiring Hospitals to Provide Emergency Room Care Unconstitutional?

Since 1986, American hospitals have been subject to the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA), requiring hospitals which contract with Medicare and which have emergency rooms (ERs) to treat and stabilize all patients who present themselves to the ER, regardless of that person's ability to pay...

Does the CDC Need More Funding?

With the Ebola crisis growing, some pundits are blaming the United States for failing to fund the fight against Ebola at sufficient levels...

Marriages Down, Unwed Births Up

Single parent families have grown dramatically. While just 7 percent of American families with children were single parent families in 1950, 32 percent of families with children were single parent families in 2013...

North Dakota's Job Boom

Among the 50 states, North Dakota boasts the lowest unemployment rate, at 2.8 percent...

How to Lower the Deficit?

Growing deficits do not have to be in the United States' future; with fiscal discipline, lawmakers could transform today's budgetary outlook...

About That CEO/Employee Pay Gap

The AFL-CIO points to a 331-to-1 gap in compensation between America’s chief executives and the pay of the average worker, but in reality, the pay gap is roughly five-to-one...

83 Percent of Nation's Schools Report More Lunches Dumped by Kids

The current federal school meal mandates are “overly rigid and unrealistic,” says the National School Boards Association...

A Bit of College Can Be Worse Than None at All

Nearly one-third of students who started college in 2012 didn’t return to a U.S. school the following year, according to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center...

Poll: Many Insured Struggle with Medical Bills

Overall, 1 in 4 privately insured adults say they doubt they could pay for a major unexpected illness or injury...

What Hayek Teaches Us about Unintended Consequences

Today, federal lawmakers seem intent on grand designs, which have brought a series of unintended consequences...


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