Daily Policy Digest

Debunking the Biggest Obamacare Myths

For years, the Obama administration has propagated a number of popular myths about Obamacare. But despite promises, millions of Americans have already lost their health coverage due to the law...

Explaining the Wage Gender Gap

Differences in male and female compensation are the product of education, choice of occupation, hours worked, experience, non-cash benefits and career interruptions...

Government Loans Cost Taxpayers More Than Expected

The CBO's current accounting method makes government programs appear less expensive because they do not include the full costs of the risks associated with such loans. On the other hand, a "fair-value" accounting approach produces quite different results...

Regulators Target For-Profit Colleges

For-profit schools enroll 13 percent of all higher education students, but investigations are underway to determine whether the schools have misled students about the strength of their programs...

The Free Market Leads to Better Health Care Outcomes

The VA budget could be divided into equal shares for every veteran, allowing them to purchase private insurance and use Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), which maximize patient choice and control over their care and their money...

More College Graduates Than Jobs Requiring Degrees

There are more college graduates than there are jobs requiring college degrees...

What Makes a Country Successful? Small Government, Economic Freedom

The majority of the time, rising per-capita incomes, economic growth and low unemployment are associated with small government and economic freedom...

Impact of Welfare Reform on New York City

Because of welfare reforms, New York City’s welfare caseload is 71 percent below its mid-1990s peak...

Increases in Federal Health Grants to States

Medicaid constitutes nearly two-thirds of federal grant money, making it the largest federal grant issued to the states...

Half of the Unemployed Have Given Up on Work

Forty-eight percent of unemployed Americans say that they "haven't had to look for work as hard" because of unemployment benefits...


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