Daily Policy Digest

Risky Business: Will Taxpayers Bail Out Health Insurers?

The Affordable Care Act established three mechanisms to handle insurers' risks: risk adjustment, reinsurance and risk corridors...

FDA Onion Regulation Has No Safety Benefits

A new FDA proposal will impose heavy costs on onion farmers...

What is $100 Worth in Different States?

$100 is worth 40 percent more in Mississippi than the same amount of money in Washington, D.C...

Tax-Free Weekends: Good Policy?

Massachusetts is one of 17 states that have held, or will hold, a sales tax holiday in 2014...

Don't Give SSDI a Bailout

The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Trust Fund is set to go bankrupt in 2016...

Taxpayers Paying Public Employees to Do Union Work

There were 286 full-time IRS employees that were receiving paychecks from the government in 2012, despite working solely for the National Treasury Employees Union...

Medicaid Waiver Approval Can Take Four Years

With federal approval, a waiver allows states to tweak the Medicaid program in order to fit the needs of their residents...

Flaws in Using Income Data to Measure Inequality

Because income is reported annually, it is not necessarily an indication of a person's wellbeing. Income tends to move in an arc over the course of a person's life...

Puerto Ricans Flocking to U.S. Mainland

Puerto Ricans leaving the island have cited economic issues as the primary reason for relocating...

Auto Loans Up, Home Loans Down

Americans took out new car loans at the fastest pace in eight years...


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