Daily Policy Digest

A New Way to Score Tax and Spending Bills

The Wall Street Journal reports that House Republicans are looking at changing the way that the Congressional Budget Office and the Joint Committee on Taxation score tax and spending bills...

Medicare Makes $22 Million in Improper, Eye-Related Payments

In 2012, Medicare paid $8.2 billion for eye-related insurance claims…...

Measuring Inequality Can Be Misleading

Typical income inequality measures ignore individuals' movement up and down the income ladder from year to year...

What's the Best Country for Business?

Forbes recently released its list of the best countries for business, and the United States has found itself far down the list...

Delaying Keystone Makes Little Sense

For six years, President Obama has delayed approving the Keystone pipeline, which would carry oil from Alberta, Canada, to the Gulf Coast...

Victims File Lawsuit against Gun Manufacturer

The families of nine Newtown shooting victims have now filed a lawsuit against makers and sellers of the AR-15...

Wasted Tax Dollars in 2014

The government spent $804,254 to develop a smartphone game to instruct parents to convince their children to eat new, healthy foods...

Expect a Big Premium Hike in 2017

Are your Obamacare premiums lower than you expected this year? Don't celebrate quite yet...

Overpayments in the Social Security Program

When a child's parent dies, he is eligible to receive Social Security benefits up to the age of 19, as long as he is enrolled in an elementary or secondary school full time...

How Do Health Savings Accounts Work?

Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) give health care consumers more control over their own health spending, and they're one of the reasons cited for the recent slowdown in health care costs...


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