Research & Commentary: Stafford Student Loans
As outstanding U.S. college student debt passed the $1 trillion mark this year and college costs continued to rise faster than health care costs, U.S.
Research & Commentary: Interstate Health Care Compacts
While the Supreme Court considers the fate of the federal health care law, some states are attempting to take more control over health care by engaging in interstate health care compacts.
Research & Commentary: Illinois Cigarette Tax Won't Fix Medicaid
After raising the state’s personal income and corporate tax last year, Illinois is considering a $1 per pack hike in the state’s cigarette tax.
Research & Commentary: Crop Insurance Reform
Farmers buy crop insurance for protection against the financial impact of natural disasters affecting their crops and the loss of revenue caused by declines in agricultural commodity prices.
Research & Commentary: New Jersey Education Tax Credits
New Jersey Gov.
Research & Commentary: School District Budgets
School districts often finalize budgets in the spring, so it’s an opportune time to consider how they can convert the “new normal” of budget cuts into benefits for schools and children.
Research and Commentary: Pet Insurance as a Policy Model
According to 2011–12 statistics from the Humane Society of the United States, U.S. residents own approximately 78.2 million dogs and 86.4 million cats.
Research & Commentary: Medicare Physician Reimbursement
Physicians were given insight into their cost-effectiveness last month when the federal government sent reports detailing the cost and quality of their services.
Research & Commentary: Levees and Flood Mitigation
For more than a century, the United States has attempted to control water almost entirely with levees and other “structural” means.
Research & Commentary: Plastic Bag Bans
Following the San Francisco city council’s decision in 2007 to ban the use of plastic bags at grocery stores and chain pharmacies, a number of local governments have implemented si
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