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Research & Commentary: Maryland Considers the Flat Tax

April 7, 2016

Maryland legislators are in the midst of a major discussion on tax reform, one that includes corporate income tax reform and the possible implementation of a flat tax, which would replace the state

Research & Commentary: States Should Not Block the Growth of Optical Telemedicine

April 7, 2016

Telemedicine, which is the use of information technology in the diagnosis, treatment, or monitoring of patients’ conditions, can dramatically lower health care costs while increasing access for pat

Research & Commentary: Colorado Education Income Tax Credits

March 31, 2016

A proposal that would establish scholarship tax credits for parents sending their children to a private school has bee

Research & Commentary: Colorado Should Reject Single-Payer Health Care

March 30, 2016

In November 2016, Colorado voters will consider a ballot measure that would enact a state constitutional amendment creating “ColoradoCare,” a single-payer, government-run health care system in Colo

Research & Commentary: Do Right-to-Work Laws Cause Income Inequality?

March 30, 2016

West Virginia recently became the 27th right-to-work (RTW) state, and several other states are now considering becoming the 28th.

Research & Commentary: Idaho Should Avoid Pitfalls of Quasi Medicaid Expansion

March 21, 2016

In the years following the enactment of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Idaho legislators have offered several proposals that would have expanded Medicaid,

Research & Commentary: Direct Primary Care Saves Union County, North Carolina $1 Million

March 21, 2016

Current primary care doctors face myriad restrictions and a reimbursement system that is both slow and costly; creating overhead that can eat up to 60 percent of a typical primary care practice’s r

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