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March 1, 2004
By Greg Scandlen
The President of the United States has become the number one salesman and marketer for Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). Grace-Marie Turner and I were honored to be among about 100 people to join President George W.
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Health Care
March 13, 2009
By Matthew Glans
Today it is more difficult to get a loan than at any time in recent memory.
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FIRE
December 22, 2008
By Matthew Glans
It is more difficult to get a loan today than at any time in recent memory.
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FIRE
December 22, 2008
By Matthew Glans
Critics of payday lending have managed to convince voters in Ohio and Arizona to force payday lenders out of their states.
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Taxes
Government Spending
FIRE
March 1, 2009
By Elisha Maldonado
Dr. Marcy Zwelling has built her medical practice around what she views as a sacred relationship: that of patient and physician.Zwelling runs a new style of medical practice known as a “concierge” practice.
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October 25, 2010
By Patrick J. Michaels, Ph.D.
Earlier this month, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed in a "Notice of Intent" that passenger vehicle fuel economy average as much as 62 miles per gallon 14 years from now.
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September 27, 2007
By Kate Campaigne
Hillary Clinton stresses her universal health care plan provides “choices” to Americans [“A 2nd Shot at Health Care Fix,” September 18].
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February 21, 2013
By R Street Institute
With no-fault auto insurance premiums that are among the highest in the nation, Michigan lawmakers should act to grant consumers more choice and to control the sky-rocketing cost of medical claims, a new policy study from the R Street Institute finds.
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FIRE
July 25, 2011
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The chairmen of the American Legislative Exchange Council’s Communications and Technology Task Force are calling for the Obama Administration to protect consumers, their online privacy choices, and the growing digital economy as part of a
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InfoTech & Telecom
April 1, 2005
By Greg Scandlen
In a January 31 Los Angeles Times article, Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar wrote the Bush administration wants to "move the nation away from the system of employer-provided health insurance ... [and toward] a system in which workers ...
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Health Care
January 1, 2005
By Greg Scandlen and Grace-Marie Turner
President George W. Bush has made a fundamental rewriting and simplification of the nation's tax code a stated priority for his second term. He also says he wants to use federal tax policy to expand health insurance coverage.
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Health Care
November 1, 2003
By Greg Scandlen
California is not only the source of wacky news about gubernatorial recalls and screwball court decisions: It is also the source of wacky legislation and screwball mandates.
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Health Care
February 1, 2004
By Greg Scandlen
Some readers will find the discussion below tedious, and I apologize for that. We’ll get back to fun stuff next month ... but how well Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) work will depend on how the IRS regulations shake out.
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Health Care
January 1, 2004
By Greg Scandlen
It didn’t take long for the left wing to realize the impact of the Health Savings Account (HSA) provision of the Medicare reform legislation.
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Health Care
October 1, 2003
By Greg Scandlen
This month’s column is devoted to an alphabetical list of resources you can access from your desk. Please don’t be shy about notifying me of any corrections or omissions. I know it isn’t perfect and am eager to improve it.
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Health Care
December 1, 2010
By Gary D. Alexander
“Government should cost the least and do the most.” Thomas Paine, Common SenseEntitlement Reform – The Rhode Island ExperienceThe United States is on a long-term unsustainable budgetary path.
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May 1, 2003
By Greg Scandlen
The National Governors Association (NGA) and the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) are in the forefront of opposition to Association Health Plan (AHP) legislation now before Congress.
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Health Care
March 1, 2003
By Greg Scandlen
With this issue of Health Care News, I’m launching a new focus for this column on consumer choice matters.
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Health Care
August 1, 2003
By Greg Scandlen
I’m swimming in a sea of health economists at the “Fourth World Congress of the International Health Economics Association.” There are nearly 1,000 people listed as “presenters” and another 1,000 or so attendees.
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Health Care
April 10, 2006
By Wayne T. Brough, Ph.D.
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InfoTech & Telecom
June 1, 2006
By Greg Scandlen
Several new policy analyses, all published in the past few months, provide valuable insights into the need for and potential of free-market reforms of government health care regulations.
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Health Care
July 27, 2005
By Steven Titch
(July 27, 2005 -- Chicago, IL) Sen. John Ensign (R-Nevada) today introduced The Broadband Investment and Consumer Choice Act. The bill is a necessary and welcome step in the direction of enlightened telecom regulatory reform.
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InfoTech & Telecom
June 1, 2005
By Greg Scandlen
America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) released its latest survey of HSA enrollment on May 4. It finds that in just 14 months, more than one million people have enrolled in HSA-qualified high-deductible plans.
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Health Care
November 1, 2003
By Devon M. Herrick
The renewed interest in Medical-Savings Accounts has caused some insurance firms to roll out products to capitalize on expected growth in the individual market for health insurance.
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Health Care
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Law
September 1, 2003
By Greg Scandlen
I testified before the House Small Business Committee, chaired by Congressman Donald Manzullo (R-Illinois), at a hearing on physicians as small business owners.
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Health Care
April 1, 1997
By Representative Thomas DeLay
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Regulation
Taxes
Government Spending
June 1, 1999
By Carrie J. Gavora and Robert E. Moffitt
In summary, this article discusses the issues related to health care costs, physician/specialist availability or lack thereof and what needs to be done in 1999. Author's Carrie J. Gavora and Robert E.
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Health Care
January 1, 2010
By Gary D. Alexander
The United States is on a long-term unsustainable budgetary path.
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Health Care
June 1, 1995
By
Consumer Choice Motor Vehicle Insurance Act
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Regulation
Taxes
Government Spending
January 4, 1995
By American Legislative Exchange Council (unsigned)
Expanded Consumer Choice in Financial Services Act
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FIRE
February 1, 2005
By Michael Bond
In this Backgrounder, the author makes the case that Florida’s Medicaid Program is in serious trouble. It suffers from major quality issues as well as a rapid and unsustainable growth in spending.
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Health Care
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InfoTech & Telecom
August 1, 2006
By Peter Kinzler, J.D.
Motorists and insurers have been deeply concerned about rising auto insurance costs and premiums in a number of states in recent years and many states have reacted to these concerns by considering reforms.
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FIRE
March 1, 2003
By Michael T. Bond, John C. Goodman, and Ronald L. Lindsey
Ohio’s spending on health care for low-income families, the disabled, and the elderly is enormously expensive. With 2003 direct spending of over $7.
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Health Care
April 23, 2020
By H. Sterling Burnett
The Trump administration finalized updates to the nation’s fuel economy standard, saying the new rule will better protect air quality, consumer choice, and public safety than the previous rule issued during Barack Obama’s presidency.
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Energy
Environment
March 5, 2019
By Jay Lehr, Tom Harris
Illinoisans should not tolerate their new governor devoting attention and tax dollars to this fictitious problem. Pritzker’s agenda would dramatically increase energy costs, reduce consumer choice, and accomplish no climate benefits whatsoever.
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Environment
Climate Change
February 20, 2020
By Kevin Stone
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the current standards for general service incandescent light bulbs are sufficient and do not need to be amended.
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Energy
Environment
May 31, 2016
By Bruce Edward Walker
Recent attempts to regulate the Internet by the Federal Communications Commission have prompted Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) to introduce the Freedom for Consumer Choice Act. Cosponsored by Sen.
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June 27, 2007
By James Rottet
I agree with the Tribune’s June 27 editorial, “Competition is the best Rx,” and that limiting a consumer’s choice in health care is foolish.
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