Daily Policy Digest

Health Insurance Was Not a Free Market Prior to ObamaCare

From licensing requirements to finance restrictions to price dictates to coverage mandates, the health insurance market in America was hardly free prior to the Affordable Care Act...

Upward Mobility Has Not Declined

Ten years ago, 20 percent of children born in the middle income distribution found their way to the top; that figure is the same today...

Will Expanding Health Insurance Strain Emergency Rooms?

Americans can expect an increase in traffic to emergency rooms as insurance coverage increases...

State Budget Gimmicks

Some of the most popular "tricks" used by legislators to hide the true cost of government spending include underfunding pensions, inflating revenue projections, shifting funds and using one-time asset sales...

Some States Dump Common Core Tests

Controversy over Common Core standards has led some states to withdraw from the testing programs...

Pension Reform in Rhode Island

Rhode Island's pension reform bill is estimated to save the state $4 billion over the next 25 years...

Better Budget Rules Could Lead to Reform

A constitutional rule would be the best way to fix Congress's budget enforcement problem and would impose some external enforcement on legislators that would be difficult to circumvent...

New Rules to Deprive Seniors of Drugs, Doctors

New regulations proposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will not cover prescriptions for seniors if they receive those prescriptions from doctors not participating in Medicare...

United States Ranks behind Rwanda in Ease of Creating New Business

The United States ranked 20th in ease of starting a new business among the 189 countries that were studied...

Should Take-and-Bake Pizza Be Taxed?

Twenty-four states currently follow the Streamlined Sales Tax Governing Board's taxing guidelines, but they cannot agree on the proper way to tax uncooked food sold in restaurants...


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