Monday, April 29, 2013

Daily Policy Digest for April 29, 2013

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April 29, 2013

House Republicans Working to Craft ObamaCare Alternative

Because the third-party payment system isolates patients from actually paying the bills they incur, doctors do not compete on the basis of price, says John C. Goodman, president and CEO of the National Center for Policy Analysis...


Widowhood Leads to Higher Out-Of-Pocket Medical Expenses

Upon widowhood, average monthly out-of-pocket medical spending rises by $34.25 and out-of-pocket nursing home expenditures increase by $24.11 per month...


Health Exchanges Could Lack Competition

The American Medical Association estimates that a single insurance company held 50 percent or more of the market in nearly 70 percent of local markets nationwide, meaning many state insurance exchanges will lack competition...


Revisiting the High Tax Rates of the 1950s

While the top tax bracket faced a marginal tax rate of 91 percent in the 1950s, less than one-tenth of one percent of Americans paid this rate...


Danes Overhaul Generous Welfare State

Only 47 percent of Denmark's total population worked in 2012 and many of those who did worked short hours with all the perks, including an unofficial $20 an hour minimum wage...


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