Daily Policy Digest

The Health Insurance Illusion

According to a new report from Harvard and Dartmouth researchers, health care costs will grow faster than the U.S. economy for at least the next twenty years...

Growing Federal Regulations Increase Education Costs

Between 2003 and 2012, postsecondary institutions added to their books $4.4 billion in administrative costs alone, rising from $7.1 billion to $11.5 billion...

No Keystone XL Means More Railroad Spills

Crude oil is going to continue moving, regardless of whether the president approves Keystone XL. If the pipeline is not approved, oil will have to move via railroad...

Improper Payments in the EITC Program

The Earned Income Tax Credit had an improper payment rate of 22 to 26 percent in 2013, costing taxpayers $13.3 to $15.6 billion...

Study: Medicaid Expansion Will Raise Unemployment

A new study reveals that Obamacare's Medicaid expansion will lead to significant unemployment among childless adults...

Exempting Labor from Prosecution

Pennsylvania's criminal code contains a carve-out for harassment and threats in the context of labor disputes...

Overtreating Medicare Patients Costs $8 Billion

A new study reveals that up to 42 percent of Medicare patients received at least one unnecessary medical procedure during a single year...

How to Increase Investment

Allowing full expensing for all investments would increase capital stock by 16 percent and raise GDP by more than 5 percent...

The Irrelevant Unemployment Rate

There are plenty of alternatives to work today, as government support programs have made voluntary joblessness a feasible option...

Further Ozone Reductions: Are There Benefits?

Currently, the EPA is evaluating whether or not to make its National Ambient Air Quality Standard for ozone even stricter. Such regulations, according to the EPA, could cost businesses up to $90 billion annually to comply...


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