Daily Policy Digest

Medicare Drug Plans: Don't Mess with Success

If preferred pharmacy networks are banned in 2015, nearly 14 million seniors will lose their Medicare Part D drug plans, says Devon Herrick, a senior fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis...

Practicing Medicine across State Lines

Doctors must be licensed for each state in which they practice medicine, which makes it difficult for them to care for patients in other states and also poses a hurdle to telemedicine...

College Savings Plans

Today, 27 percent of parents saving for college use a 529 plan, while 42 percent use savings accounts and certificates of deposit instead...

Where to Cut Government Spending

Over half of the federal government's spending in 2013 went toward transferring wealth through subsidies and benefit programs...

Do Professional Development Programs Work?

Professional development programs in the field of education have very little scientific support...

Should Charter Schools Pay Rent?

If New York City forces charter schools to pay rent for the use of district facilities, 71 percent of charters currently using those facilities could be forced into deficit...

Why It Is So Hard to Figure Out What the Stimulus Did

The idea behind a stimulus is that it creates a multiplier effect, with every dollar of government spending producing more than a dollar's worth of economic gain; the problem is that economists do not at all agree as to what an appropriate multiplier is...

Lowest Income Families Will Owe Thousands in ObamaCare Taxes

Measured as a share of after-income, the ObamaCare tax burden on the lowest 20 percent of earners is two times that of the top 20 percent of earners...

An Opening for Tax Reform

Since the recession began in 2007, the Congressional Budget Office's 10-year projections show that $4.9 trillion in revenues have been lost solely due to slower growth...

America's Shale Boom Is a Major Job Creator

In the 10 states where hydrocarbon production is increasing, employment growth has outperformed the United States' growth rate overall...


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