Daily Policy Digest

Obamacare Numbers Don't Spell Success

While insurance coverage increased from 2013 to 2014, so did costs...

IRS Makes Billions of Improper Tax Credit Payments

In 2013, the IRS paid between $13.3 billion and $15.6 billion in "improper" EITC payments – between 22 and 26 percent of all EITC payments from that year...

EPA Rule Threatens Electricity Reliability

The EPA's Clean Power Plan rule attempts to reduce carbon emissions from power plants to almost one-third (30 percent) of 2005 levels by 2030...

Opposition to Spending Bill on Both Sides

The House spending bill would provide $1.1 trillion in federal funding through September 2015...

The "77 Cents on the Dollar" Myth

Most of the difference in male and female pay is due to age, marriage and hours worked -- not gender...

Federal Agencies Seek Expansive Water Regulations

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers are trying to redefine the U.S. waters that can be regulated under the Clean Water Act...

Poverty Drops as Urbanization Rises

Poverty has fallen dramatically over the last 200 years...

Enrollees Have Difficulty Accessing Care under Medicaid

A new report from the Department of Health and Human Services details problems in health care access within Medicaid...

Putting Government Spending into Perspective

The United States spent $3.5 trillion in 2014, ran a deficit of $486 billion and has a national debt of almost $18 trillion...

Obamacare Encourages Consolidation, Discourages Independent Medical Practices

In 2008, 62 percent of American physicians were "independent," meaning they had their own practices and were not employed by hospitals. Today, just 35 percent of American doctors are independent...


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