Daily Policy Digest

Disability Fund Running Dry

The federal disability fund is in trouble, with payments rising year to year as more workers enter the program...

The Link between Fossil Fuels and Human Progress

The world today uses 39 percent more oil and 107 percent more coal than it did in 1980...

The Benefits of Concierge Medicine and Third-Party-Free Practices

Without insurance billing, doctors save 40 percent on average in administrative expenses...

Is There a Highway Funding Crisis? Not Really

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are considering raising the federal gas tax...

Cameras in the Courtroom?

The Supreme Court has long resisted the idea of bringing cameras into the courtroom, but one congressman plans to introduce a bill allowing just that...

Uninsured Rate Drops, but Medicaid Enrollment Climbs

The majority (60 percent) of the newly insured are actually on Medicaid...

$412 Billion in Welfare Spending in 2013

Between 1998 and 2013, the United States saw an 83 percent increase in federal welfare spending...

Fighting Teacher Tenure in New York

A New York court will hear arguments this week in a case challenging the Empire State's teacher tenure laws...

Repealing the Medical Device Tax

The medical device tax imposes a 2.3 percent tax on revenue of medical device manufacturers and importers...

Government Made $106 Billion in Improper Payments

New figures indicate that the federal government made $106 billion in improper payments in 2013...


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