Thursday, January 31, 2013

Daily Policy Digest for January 31, 2013

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January 31, 2013

How Entrepreneurs Could Solve Medicare's Problems

Under Medicare reforms proposed by the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA), savings would amount to an estimated $2.4 trillion annually by mid-century compared to the status quo, say John C. Goodman, president and CEO of the NCPA, Greg Scandlen, founder of Consumers for Health Care Choice, and Devon Herrick, a senior fellow with the NCPA...


California's Push for Renewable Energy Will Raise Prices

California's 33 percent renewable portfolio standard will cost California approximately $5 billion in 2020...


Expanding Medicaid Eligibility May Not Be Good for States

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the federal government will spend $642 billion to expand coverage under Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program between 2012 and 2022...


Exaggerated Global Warming Claims May Lead to Poor Policy

The United States is actually at the lowest point of hurricane activity, measured by total energy, since the 1970s...


Common Core K-12 Curriculum Requirements

Full implementation of the Common Core curriculum is estimated to cost between $3 billion and $16 billion, including costs for new textbooks, teacher training and technology upgrades...


NCPA Blogs

John Goodman's
Health Policy Blog

The premier right-of-center health policy blog on
the Internet.

Bob McTeer's
Economic Policy Blog

Expert insights into economic growth and
monetary policy.

Retirement and Taxes: Reforms that Make "Cents"
Retirement reforms based on common sense.

Energy and Environment: Clearing the Air
Expert analysis on energy and environment issues.

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