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Oregon & EPA Launch Aggressive Moves Against Coal

Oregon announced that it plans to officially wean itself off coal consumption...

Retail Clinics Raise Medical Spending?

A new study in Health Affairs found that retail clinics raise rather than lower medical spending for insurers...

Should Walmart Imitate Costco?

"Living wage" advocates accuses Walmart of being stingy on employee pay, and point to Costco as a model to follow...

Trump's Health Proposal is Still an Enigma; Needs to Work

Presidential candidate Donald Trump recently released his health policy proposal, which includes many Republican ideas...

A $2500 Low-Income Targeted ESA is School Choice on Steroids?

Means-tested escape hatches are not "school choice on steroids"...

Health Jobs Still Growing Faster Than Other Jobs

Friday's jobs report was greeted as good news, with nonfarm payroll increasing by 242,000 jobs in February. Health services jobs accounted for 38,000 (16 percent) of the growth...

Where is Our Strategy?

It is difficult to understand the logic behind the president's recent national security decisions...

Bipartisan Agreement to Destroy Medicare As We Know It, But Not Quickly Enough

The Administration recently announced it has exceeded its goal of tying 30 percent of Medicare payments to "quality." Yet, savings are trivial, perhaps non-existent...

Will the Joint Employer Rule Hurt Franchises?

Two significant rulings by the National Labor Relations Board in 2015 expanded the interpretation of the "joint employer" rule...

Ten Percent of Cancer Drug Spending is Wasted

A study published in the BMJ concludes that $1.8 billion of the $18 billion spent on the 20 most expensive cancer drugs in the U.S. is wasted due to over-sized vials...


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