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Budgeting Alternatives for the Department of Defense

A Defense Department shift to zero-based budgeting has the potential to save anywhere between $31.8 billion and $53 billion...

U.S. Corporate Tax Code is Unhealthy for Medical Innovation

The U.S. Treasury has just dropped 300-plus pages of tax regulations designed to blow up the merger between Pfizer and Allergan...

Price Transparency and All-Payer Claims Databases

It is very difficult for patients to choose health services wisely based on prices, due to lack of price transparency...

South Dakota Gets School Choice

With the enactment of its first tax-credit scholarship program, South Dakota becomes the 29th state in the nation to offer school choice...

Boomlet in Health Construction in February

Construction of new health facilities enjoyed a boomlet in February, growing 2.0 percent, while other construction shrank 0.6 percent...

The "Unaffordable" Care Act Turns Six

This week marks the sixth anniversary of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). But it's hardly anything to celebrate...

Differentiated Instruction is Still Politically Correct

The new Federal law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), is very likely more of the same and thus ESSA has a very low upside...

CBO: Obamacare's Uninsured Up 5 Million, Medicaid Dependents Up 16 Million Since Initial Estimate

The Congressional Budget Office has significantly reduced estimates of Obamacare's benefits, relative to CBO's estimates published in 2010, when the law was signed...

A "Free Health Clinic" for Montana State Employees

Montana's 11,000 state workers, retirees and their dependents now have a "free" employee health clinic. The state believes it can reduce costs because the facility doesn't have a "markup"...

Where is the Stock Market Panic Now?

Saving enough for the golden years becomes much more difficult when savers' actions are influenced by emotional news headlines and not rational, long-term planning...


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