Daily Policy Digest

The Impact of Obamacare on Small Business

Small businesses are facing a series of cost-increasing regulations that will ultimately affect all business operations, including hiring, employee compensation and business growth...

Reimbursing Doctors for Discussing End-of-Life Care

Medicare may begin reimbursing doctors for discussing end-of-life issues with patients...

IRS Threatens to Expand an Obsolete Tax

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has spent years battling the now-bankrupt company WorldCom over telephone excise taxes...

Preventing Military Identity Theft

For years, service members' Social Security numbers were printed on their military ID cards...

50 Years of Federal Intervention in Education

Today's 17-year-old students perform no better in reading and math than did 17-year-olds in the 1970s...

A World Without Antibiotics

As bacterial resistance has grown, the number of companies developing new antibacterial agents has shrunk, partly due to the relatively low return on investment and regulatory requirements...

Cities Move to More Costly and More Inefficient Rail Transit

The globe has seen an explosion in new rail transit that provides low-capacity transit at high cost...

Is the Master's Degree Pay Bump Worth the Cost?

Empirical research has repeatedly found that teachers with master's degrees are no more effective than teachers without them, yet schools continue to pay teachers more based on their advanced degrees...

Federal Budgets Do Not Accurately Reflect Costs

Rather than paying for the programs that it enacts out of general revenues, Congress often uses a less transparent and less accurate method of funding: issuing government loans and credit guarantees...

States Try to Fix Exchanges

Five states are looking at spending up to $240 million to fix their exchange websites or switching to the federal marketplace...


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