Daily Policy Digest

Debate over Sovaldi is Misleading

Sovaldi appears wildly expensive because the drug requires one big upfront cost. In the long-term, however, the drug can prevent far more expensive medical costs down the road...

Participating in Student Loan Program Can Cost Community Colleges Pell Grants

Colleges are punished by the federal government when students default on their federal loans...

The Marcellus Shale Boom: Boosting Wages by 36 Percent

Since 2007, when the shale boom first started, production of natural gas in the Marcellus region has increased 14 times...

What Does the Border Crisis Mean for Health Care?

Illegal aliens have the highest uninsured rates in the United States...

Keystone XL Delay Has Consequences

If built, the pipeline will transport 4 percent of the oil that is consumed in the United States each day...

NLRB Ruling Makes McDonald's Liable for Franchisee Actions

A decision from the National Labor Relations Board would hold McDonald's liable for its franchisees' employment decisions...

Medicare Excludes Procedures in Ambulatory Surgical Centers from Reimbursement

Medicare lists 1,700 different procedures that the program requires to be performed in a hospital, rather than an outpatient facility, in order to qualify for Medicare reimbursement...

Workers Would Benefit from Abolishing the Corporate Income Tax

According to a Congressional Budget Office study, workers bear 70 percent of the corporate tax burden...

Why Health Care Has Consolidated

Between 1998 and 2012, the United States saw 1,113 hospital mergers and acquisitions concerning 2,277 hospitals...

Unintended Consequences of Child Labor Laws

Trade sanctions limit work options available to poor children, often forcing them into more dangerous work...


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