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Health Care
May 20, 2019
2019 Medicare Board of Trustees Annual Report
Annual trustee report as required by the Social Security Act on the financial status of the Hospital Insurance Trust Fun and the Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Fund.
Alcohol & Tobacco
May 17, 2019
Research & Commentary: Tobacco Tax Increases Would Hurt Low Income Persons, Vaporize Harm Reduction in Rhode Island
Legislation would increwould increase the cigarette tax by $0.25 from $4.25 to $4.50 per pack, increase the tax on cigars by $0.30 to $0.80 per cigar, and create a new 40 percent wholesale tax on e-cigarettes and vaping devices.
Government Spending
May 17, 2019
The Leaflet: Tick Tock: The Government Debt Bomb Countdown Continues
New report reveals that major cities' finances are deeper in the red than previously thought. High spending and high taxes continue to drive businesses and residents out of these cities, and the debt time bomb ticks on.
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Energy
May 17, 2019
Research & Commentary: As Oklahoma Oil Production Climbs, Seismic Activity Falls
Earthquakes Have Decreased 83 Percent Between 2015 And 2018
Health Care
May 17, 2019
Updated Physician Practice Acquisition Study: National and Regional Changes in Physician Employment 2012-2018
Report by the Physician Advocacy Institute on hospital acquisition of private physician practices.
Taxes
May 16, 2019
Research & Commentary: Internet Sales Taxes are Bad for Small Businesses
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines internet sales taxes, the negative effects they can have on small businesses, and how states can at least negate their detrimental effects.

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May 20, 2019
Annual trustee report as required by the Social Security Act on the financial status of the Hospital Insurance Trust Fun and the Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Fund.
May 17, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Legislation would increwould increase the cigarette tax by $0.25 from $4.25 to $4.50 per pack, increase the tax on cigars by $0.30 to $0.80 per cigar, and create a new 40 percent wholesale tax on e-cigarettes and vaping devices.
May 17, 2019
By Arianna Wilkerson
New report reveals that major cities' finances are deeper in the red than previously thought. High spending and high taxes continue to drive businesses and residents out of these cities, and the debt time bomb ticks on.
May 17, 2019
By Tim Benson
Earthquakes Have Decreased 83 Percent Between 2015 And 2018
May 17, 2019
By The Physicians Advocacy Institute
Report by the Physician Advocacy Institute on hospital acquisition of private physician practices.
May 16, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines internet sales taxes, the negative effects they can have on small businesses, and how states can at least negate their detrimental effects.
May 16, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Language added to the 2020-2021 Ohio operating budget would define e-cigarettes and vaping devices as tobacco products, as well as increasing the purchasing age of all tobacco products to 21.
May 16, 2019
By Tim Benson
Per Capita Energy Expenditures In Alaska Are 92 Percent Higher Than U.S. Average
May 16, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a bill in Texas that would end the use of student loan default or breach of a student loan repayment or scholarship as grounds for nonrenewal of a professional or occupational license.
May 15, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines reference pricing and how it could be a valuable tool for states seeking to reduce skyrocketing health care costs while maintaining a high-quality standard of care.