Daily Policy Digest

CON Laws Limit Patients' Access to Life-Saving Exams

States should be itching to get state-of-the-art medical devices into their hospitals, but 36 states have laws on the books that keep new and improved equipment, as well as new hospitals, out...

Lawyers vs. LegalZoom

Decisions from state boards are made without public scrutiny, and their orders serve to suppress competition from those threatening to provide similar services...

No Long-Term Gains from Universal Preschool

President Obama and supporters have called for the establishment of universal preschool programs. But are the programs worth the $50 billion cost?...

How the U.K. Halted Corporate Inversions

The Tax Foundation has released a new study by William McBride detailing what the U.K. did to reverse the trend of corporate inversions...

EPA Regulation Would Cost $100 Billion Per Year

The Environmental Protection Agency has sent possibly the most expensive EPA regulation yet to the White House's Office of Management and Budget for review...

Is Requiring Hospitals to Provide Emergency Room Care Unconstitutional?

Since 1986, American hospitals have been subject to the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA), requiring hospitals which contract with Medicare and which have emergency rooms (ERs) to treat and stabilize all patients who present themselves to the ER, regardless of that person's ability to pay...

Does the CDC Need More Funding?

With the Ebola crisis growing, some pundits are blaming the United States for failing to fund the fight against Ebola at sufficient levels...

Marriages Down, Unwed Births Up

Single parent families have grown dramatically. While just 7 percent of American families with children were single parent families in 1950, 32 percent of families with children were single parent families in 2013...

North Dakota's Job Boom

Among the 50 states, North Dakota boasts the lowest unemployment rate, at 2.8 percent...

How to Lower the Deficit?

Growing deficits do not have to be in the United States' future; with fiscal discipline, lawmakers could transform today's budgetary outlook...


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