Daily Policy Digest

Nuances of School Choice

Parents exercise one of the most popular forms of "school choice" just by choosing where to live...

Medicaid Waivers' Role in Innovation

Some have suggested that a quicker, easier process would lead more states to file for Medicaid waivers to test out new innovations...

Taxpayers Covering Insurance Companies' Losses

Taxpayers are on the hook for insurance companies' unexpected costs...

Europe's Renewable Energy Lesson

The average electricity price paid by European industrial firms rose by 16.7 percent between 2008 and 2012...

Let States Decide Minimum Wage

A federal minimum wage that is actually high enough to help people in expensive states would be so high that it would hurt low-skilled workers in low-cost states...

A Social Security Reform that Benefits All

Retaining the current benefit structure will require an immediate and permanent increase in the Social Security payroll tax of 3.3 percentage points, according to a new study from the National Center for Policy Analysis...

What We Now Know About ObamaCare

One researcher at Duke University found that the tax and regulatory burdens in the Affordable Care Act will destroy 1,139,000 to 1,625,000 jobs...

Myths Surrounding School Vouchers

While poverty does affect student achievement -- children who are malnourished will not perform as well, for example -- it does not mean that public schools should be mediocre...

States Debate How to Use New Revenue

As state budgets begin recovering from the recession and revenues increase, governors are looking to make some fiscal changes...

Significant Changes to Medicare Part D Proposed

The proposed changes to Medicare Part D by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is a dramatic shift in drug administration and will require a great deal of planning from industry groups if the rule becomes final...


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