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What Obamacare’s Pay-For-Performance Programs Mean for Health Care Quality

Kathryn Nix
November 20, 2013

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (Obamacare) creates several new Medicare programs intended to improve health care quality, using “pay-for-performance” payment strategie

Studies Show: Medicaid Patients Have Worse Access and Outcomes than the Privately Insured

Kevin Dayaratna
November 7, 2012

Academic literature has consistently illustrated that Medicaid patients—adults and children—have inferior access to health care, and notably poorer health outcomes, than privately insured patients.

Ending Ex-Im Would Remove Wasteful Energy Subsidies

Nicolas Loras
May 28, 2014

The failure to address onerous regulations and restrictions on energy production and export not only adversely affects energy companies, it also hurts American families and businesses by driving up

Proposed Rules for Part D Would Create Undue Disruption for Seniors

Alyene Senger and Robert E. Moffit
March 11, 2014

The Obama Administration’s Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that it will not finalize controversial elements of its proposed Medicare rule.

Expanding Education Choices: From Vouchers and Tax Credits to Savings Accounts

Jonathan Butcher
July 26, 2013

Education is on the verge of a new frontier. Online virtual schools are spreading, and charter schools now account for some 2 million students.

Continuing the School Choice March: Policies to Promote Family K–12 Education Investment

Lindsey M. Burke and Rachel Sheffield
April 25, 2012

The Heritage Foundation concludes that school choice is the best option for a quality education.

The Federal Budget in 2013: Dysfunction Revisited

Romina Boccia and Michael Sargent
April 1, 2014

 The federal fiscal year begins on October 1 and ends on September 30.

How to Help Uninsured Americans

Amy Payne
December 16, 2013

In this post at the Foundry, Amy Payne notes that,

The Real Cost of Public Pensions

Jason Richwine
May 31, 2012

Policymakers at every level of government are confronting the cost of fringe benefits for public-sector workers.

Coal in the Global Energy Landscape

Nicholas Loris
December 11, 2013

In this issue brief, Nicholas Loris writes that an abundant, affordable energy resource, coal provides 30 percent of the world’s energy, 41 percent of the world’s electricity generation and f

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