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August 5, 2019
By Jim Lakely
Week of July 29, 2019
August 5, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
A three-judge panel of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court’s decision blocking completion of the Keystone KL oil pipeline.
August 5, 2019
By Avik Roy
For generations, the prices hospitals charge patients with private insurance have been shrouded in secrecy.
August 5, 2019
By Robert G. Holland
Wouldn’t you think if someone had a problem with dodgeball being too rough for some kids, they would just say so? Talk it out.
August 2, 2019
By Hayley Sledge
A previous school choice bill passed the state Senate but was stopped in the state’s House of Representatives after a statewide, two-day strike by teachers’ unions.
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August 2, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
Opioids, the powerful painkillers that have brought relief to millions only to become a severe health problem of their own, were overprescribed by doctors to an unsuspecting public, a new report states.
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August 2, 2019
By Ashley Herzog
The issue of Medicaid reform was in the spotlight at a hearing before the Ohio Senate Finance Committee during state budget discussions.
August 2, 2019
By Kim-Lien Nguyen, M.D.
Among the endless metrics for assessing the quality of health care, one that is exceedingly important for measuring physician quality is on the chopping block.
August 2, 2019
By Duggan Flanakin
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled property owners may immediately file suit in federal court to challenge state or local government actions that restrict their property rights, without first going through the state court system.
August 2, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
Oregon state Sen. Alan Olsen (R-Canby) says Senate Republicans walked out of the Senate to prevent a vote on climate legislation in which they were allowed to have not input, that would have harmed their constituents interests.
August 1, 2019
By Owen Macaulay
A proposed law would allow striking workers to collect unemployment benefits even though they have jobs at which they are not working.
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August 1, 2019
By Edward Hudgins
FedEx’s announcement of seven-day-per-week delivery means higher USPS rates would likely drive business—and revenue—away from USPS.
August 1, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
Air ambulance companies bill consumers and private insurers 4.1 to 9.5 times more than what Medicare pays for the same service, a study from Johns Hopkins University finds.
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August 1, 2019
By Duggan Flanakin
The U.S. Department of the Interior announced it is significantly revising rules for hunting and fishing on federal wildlife refuges across the nation.
August 1, 2019
By Vivian Jones
Gov. Janet Mills of Maine signed into law several energy measures she has pushed as part of her commitment to fight purported human-caused climate change by reducing fossil fuel use.
July 31, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
The United States must embark on an effort to expand and secure its sources of critical minerals outside of its current supply chain, the U.S. Department of Commerce says in new report.
July 31, 2019
By Jake Grant
New statutes prohibit police officers from seizing property for suspected drug crimes without first obtaining a conviction or plea agreement.
July 31, 2019
By Larry Sand
When it comes to public charter schools and any meaningful education reform, the teachers unions are staunch reactionaries.
July 31, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
In another sign of growing impatience with the high cost of prescription drugs, bipartisan legislation has been introduced in the U.S. House that would limit pharmaceutical companies’ ability to delay the entry of generic drugs into the market.
July 31, 2019
By Jeff Reynolds
A new rule announced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will allow providers of Medicare Advantage plans to expand the kinds of benefits they offer so they can compete more with each other and attract more participants overall.
July 30, 2019
By Thomas A. Hemphill
The Business Roundtable, an influential association of leading U.S. CEOs working to promote a vibrant U.S. economy through sound public policy, published Reducing Regulatory Overlap in the 21st Century.
July 30, 2019
By Ashley Herzog
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is moving two units of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) out of Washington, D.C. to the Kansas City region in Kansas and Missouri.
July 30, 2019
By Richard Ebeling
At any moment in time, the world seems to be going to hell in a handbasket.
July 30, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
A bill intended to increase the number of Americans with health insurance coverage and reduce insurance premium prices is gaining some traction on Capitol Hill with the introduction of several related bills.
July 30, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
The national discussion on what to do about surprise medical bills has overshadowed a bill in Congress that would freeze the practice of hospital consolidation whereby large companies buy smaller hospitals and then raise their prices.
July 29, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
The U.S. Treasury has stymied efforts by high-tax states to circumvent the cap on the deductibility of state and local taxes (SALT) on federal tax returns.
July 29, 2019
By Sarah Quinlan
Payments on 6.2 percent of the total amount of outstanding federal loans are delinquent or in collection, not including cancelled loans or deferred repayments.
July 29, 2019
By Jim Lakely
Week of July 22, 2019
July 29, 2019
By Rocco Cimino
San Francisco has become the first city in the country to ban the sale and distribution of e-cigarettes.
July 29, 2019
By Kelsey Hackem
Lawmakers in Wisconsin are resisting calls to expand Medicaid in the wake of a report by the Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (OCI) claiming expansion would lower premiums in the individual health insurance market by 7 to 11 percent.
July 28, 2019
By Ashley Herzog
Texas has enacted a law allowing more personnel to carry guns in schools and expanding threat assessment and campus security measures.
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July 26, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
"Economic freedom is a fundamental right that benefits the community."
July 26, 2019
By Ashley Herzog
The Ohio Senate is trying to tackle rising medical costs with provisions in the chamber’s version of the state’s budget that would ban surprise medical bills and require hospitals and health care providers to be more transparent in their pricing.
July 25, 2019
By Larry Sand
Thanks to Kamala Harris and the state of Montana, school choice is back in the news.
July 25, 2019
By Art Carden
Bernie Sanders is having trouble with his unionized--and apparently underpaid--labor force.
July 25, 2019
By Owen Macaulay
The Raise the Wage Act would also eliminate the federal minimum wage for tipped workers.
July 25, 2019
By Richard Ebeling
It is never possible to know beforehand or with full certainty whether right ideas will win out in a particular place and at any particular time.
July 25, 2019
By Jim Lakely
Former Wisconsin State Legislator, Member of Scott Walker Administration Takes Reins at 35-year-old National Free-Market Think Tank
July 25, 2019
By Jake Grant
Establishing a reinsurance program for the individual health insurance market and requiring large insurers to offer direct primary care coverage in their plans could help Georgia address “continuing problems” in the state’s health care system, a new study
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July 25, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
No longer content to let government, hospitals, doctors, and insurance companies shape the nation’s health care system, employers are showing a growing willingness to rein in rising medical costs on their own, concludes a new report by the PwC Health Rese