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The Texas Grid and U.S. National Security

Texas is the only state with a self-contained electric grid. An EMP attack that renders the grid inoperable will have devastating consequences for the country’s defense posture...

Gross Domestic Product: Health Services Over One Third of Growth

Last week's advance estimate of GDP for the first quarter (usually subject to significant future revision) showed very weak growth dominated by spending on health services...

Health Status Related to Income, Not Insurance

An extremely thorough analysis of changes in incomes and mortality in the United States, 2001 through 2014, demonstrates how important incomes are to health status...

Health Construction Boomlet Continues

The boomlet in health construction, first noted in last month’s Census Bureau release, continued in March. Health facilities construction starts grew 1.6 percent...

Resist Central Planning Optimization

Empirical analysis often has limits that need to be recognized...

The Health Care Gold Rush is Bankrupting America

There's a health care Gold Rush of sorts where drug makers and hospitals test the limits to see how high prices can rise. It doesn't have to be this way...

Use the NDAA Against Iran

Congress could consider adding amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act based on existing, proposed legislation from both parties that hold Iran accountable for failing to abide by the nuclear deal...

Are Prescription Drug Prices Becoming as Meaningless as Hospital Charges?

A few years ago, patients benefitted from low, transparent prices for generic drugs dispensed by pharmacies...

Will the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Crumble?

A couple of recent court cases are challenging the unaccountable authority of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, created under Dodd-Frank...

Health Reform through Tax Credits

The Republican Obamacare replacement plan will likely include refundable tax credits...


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