Daily Policy Digest

Popular Medicare Drug Plans Are under Assault

A new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services proposal would cause almost 14 million seniors to lose their Medicare Part D stand-alone plans, says Devon Herrick, a senior fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis...

Grading the No Child Left Behind Waivers

The idea behind accountability systems is that teachers will be motivated to teach specified content and improve the quality of their instruction...

Bringing Federal Land under State Control

Restructuring our current system of land management would improve the process and allow the true value of our land and resources to be realized...

Economy Growing Slowly Due to Antigrowth Policies

The slow economic recovery has cost the United States $1.3 trillion in gross domestic product compared to past economic recoveries, according to a study from the Joint Economic Committee...

Minimum Wage Hike Could Cost 500,000 Jobs

A Congressional Budget Office report concluded that a minimum wage increase to $10.10 would lift 900,000 workers above the poverty line, but cost 500,000 jobs...

Reforming Arkansas' Medicaid Drug Program

Integrating drug and health benefits in a statewide managed care program could save Arkansas Medicaid $1 billion over 10 years in federal and state spending, says Devon M. Herrick, a senior fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis...

Reforming Oklahoma's Medicaid Drug Program

Integrating drug and health benefits in a statewide managed care program could save Oklahoma Medicaid $1.5 billion over 10 years in federal and state spending, says Devon M. Herrick, a senior fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis...

Reforming Wisconsin's Medicaid Drug Program

Integrating drug and health benefits in a statewide managed care program over the next 10 years could save Wisconsin Medicaid over $2 billion in federal and state spending, says Devon M. Herrick, a senior fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis...

America Should Learn From Past Success

Last year, the United States spent 55 percent more money than it did in 1999, while economic growth only increased 30 percent...

Renewable Energy Policy Hurts African Poor

If the United States spends $10 billion on gas electrification in Africa, it could help lift 90 million people out of poverty; but if that $10 billion is instead used on renewables, it would help only 20 million to 27 million people...


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