Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Daily Policy Digest for January 2, 2013

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January 2, 2013

The Wind Production Tax Credit: Corporate Welfare at Its Worst

The Production Tax Credit designed to promote wind power distorts price signals in the wholesale electricity market by giving wind producers an incentive to sell electricity at a loss to earn enormous tax subsidies...


Hospital Systems Branch Out as Insurers

A 2011 survey of 100 hospital leaders by health research firm Advisory Board Co. found that 20 percent of them intended to market an insurance plan...


Gloomy Voters say Country on Wrong Track, Kids Will Be Poorer

Only 34 percent of people polled feel they will be better off at the end of President Obama's second term than they are right now...


After-Hours Access to Primary Care Practices Linked to Better Care

People that reported less difficulty in reaching a physician after hours had fewer emergency department visits and there were lower rates of unmet medical needs...


Why Raising Medicare's Retirement Age Will Help Achieve Universal Coverage

Freeing up resources that would otherwise have been spent on wealthy retirees' Medicare would mean that lower-income Americans are better able to get coverage...


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