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Tax Extenders 2016

It's tax extenders time...

What is Driving Health Prices Up?

The recent arrest of Martin Shkreli, former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, for securities fraud, reminds us that high prescription drug prices are today’s whipping boy for the costs of health care...

Dramatic Drop in Hospital Profitability in 3rd Quarter

The latest Quarterly Services Survey indicates hospitals are finally suffering from an Obamacare hangover. Revenues dropped and margins have shrunk dramatically....

The Benefits of Field Trips

Field trips provide numerous advantages unavailable in the classroom...

Trans-Pacific Partnership Deal Undercuts Biologic Innovation

The United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries recently signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Unfortunately, the final draft might not pass Congress because of the deal's inadequate protection of intellectual property in biologic medicines...

A New Strategy Must Start With Congress

The president's Pentagon speech proved only that he would hold fast to his tactically disjointed war plan against the Islamic State. Therefore, Congress needs to act...

Understanding Slow Growth in Employer Benefit Costs

Total health care premiums grew 21.6 percent over six years, 2011 through 2016. However, the employee’s share of premiums grew by 30.1 percent, versus just 19.2 percent for the employer...

Common Core Now Law of the Land

Under the new Every Student Succeed Act, the government is requiring states to "demonstrate" that they have adopted standards aligned to "college and career standards"...

"Green" Energy: The Color of Money

Spain-based Abengoa, Inc. has received billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars...

Pharmaceutical Prices Finally Tame in November

November's Producer Price Index (PPI) finally saw a slowdown in pharmaceutical price increases...


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