Daily Policy Digest

How Many Americans Will Have to Pay the Individual Mandate Penalty?

This upcoming tax season will be the first time taxpayers will have to report to the IRS whether they had insurance this past year...

A New Way to Score Tax and Spending Bills

The Wall Street Journal reports that House Republicans are looking at changing the way that the Congressional Budget Office and the Joint Committee on Taxation score tax and spending bills...

Medicare Makes $22 Million in Improper, Eye-Related Payments

In 2012, Medicare paid $8.2 billion for eye-related insurance claims…...

Measuring Inequality Can Be Misleading

Typical income inequality measures ignore individuals' movement up and down the income ladder from year to year...

What's the Best Country for Business?

Forbes recently released its list of the best countries for business, and the United States has found itself far down the list...

Delaying Keystone Makes Little Sense

For six years, President Obama has delayed approving the Keystone pipeline, which would carry oil from Alberta, Canada, to the Gulf Coast...

Victims File Lawsuit against Gun Manufacturer

The families of nine Newtown shooting victims have now filed a lawsuit against makers and sellers of the AR-15...

Wasted Tax Dollars in 2014

The government spent $804,254 to develop a smartphone game to instruct parents to convince their children to eat new, healthy foods...

Expect a Big Premium Hike in 2017

Are your Obamacare premiums lower than you expected this year? Don't celebrate quite yet...

Overpayments in the Social Security Program

When a child's parent dies, he is eligible to receive Social Security benefits up to the age of 19, as long as he is enrolled in an elementary or secondary school full time...


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