American Action Forum

EXAMINING THE ECONOMIC COSTS OF THE ADMINISTRATION’S COAL MORATORIUM

Kimberly VanWyhe, Sam Batkins
March 3, 2016

Over the last 15 years’ federal coal leases have added over $541 billion to the U.S. economy, yet President Obama has placed a moratorium on new coal leases on federal lands.

Are Electronic Medical Records Worth the Costs of Implementation?

Tara O’Neill
August 6, 2015

Widespread adoption of electronic medical records (EMRs), as a cornerstone of a more intelligent, adaptive, and efficient health care system, has the potential to improve the overall health of our

Lifting the Crude Oil Export Ban: How Increased U.S. Exports will hurt the Russian Market and Help at Home

Kimberly VanWyhe
June 24, 2015

Lifting U.S. ban on crude oil exports could result in an additiona $21 billion per year in export revenues while displacing as moret than one-third of Russia’s exports to Eastern Europe alone.

93 Power Plants in Danger from EPA’s Climate Rule

Catrina Rorke, Sam Batkins
April 16, 2015

Nearly 100 power plants serving nearly 50 million homes will be closed prematurely if the EPA's clean power plant rule comes into effect.

Administration Policy Closes Majority of Public Lands to Energy Exploration

Catrina Rorke
March 16, 2015

The Obama administration, through executive orders and agency actions, has increase the amount of public lands off limits to oil, gas and mining production.

Major Energy Producing States Have Fared Better During Recovery

Ben Gitis, Andy Winkler, Gordon Gray, Catrina Rorke
October 22, 2014

The economic recovery from the recession has been mediocre overall.

CMS is at it Again….Increasing Rx Costs for Seniors

Doug Holtz-Eakin and Angela Boothe
October 23, 2014

Despite the public outcry last spring, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has once again issued guidance that could create serious risks in the Medicare Part D prescript

The Keystone Delay is Costing us More than Jobs and Revenues

Catrina Rorke
August 6, 2014

While the economic costs of the Keystone XL Pipeline delay are well documented, environmental and human impacts are also accumulating.

The Future of America's Entitlements: What You Need to Know About the Medicare Trustees Report

Douglas Holtz-Eakin, Gordon Gray, Conor Ryan
July 31, 2014
Medicare and Social Security are (still) going bankrupt.

President’s Regulatory Record in the Courts

Sam Batkins
August 21, 2012

President Obama and his Administration have published more than $500 billion in regulatory burdens. Judges across the ideological spectrum have invalidated many of these rules and actions.

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