Research and Commentaries

Research & Commentary: Virginia Certificate of Public Need Reform

January 27, 2016

Market competition in the health care industry improves services and provides consumers with additional and potentially life-saving options, yet the State of Virginia is hindering competition by im

Research & Commentary: Louisiana Medicaid Expansion Bypasses Legislature

January 27, 2016

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) allows states to expand Medicaid to cover individuals making up to 133 percent of the federal poverty level.

Research & Commentary: School Vouchers in Tennessee

January 22, 2016

Proposed legislation in Tennessee would make vouchers available to children who qualify for free or reduced-price lunches and who c

Research & Commentary: Federal Ownership of Public Lands Update

January 21, 2016

According to the United States Geological Survey, nearly half the land in the Western United States is

Research & Commentary: Direct Primary Care

January 21, 2016

One of the lesser known factors contributing to the rapid increase in the cost of health care is the shrinking number of primary care physicians available relative to the size of the population.

Research & Commentary: Rolling Back South Carolina’s Certificate of Need Law

January 21, 2016

South Carolina is one of 36 states that limits the ability of health care providers to expand their businesses through an approval process known as certificate of need (CON).

Research & Commentary: Should Wisconsin Limit Transitional Care Facilities?

January 15, 2016

The two mechanisms commonly used by states to limit health care competition are the approval process known as “certificate of need” (CON) and state-imposed caps limiting the construction of new hea

Research & Commentary: Mississippi Welfare Reform

January 14, 2016

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

Research & Commentary: Idaho Lawmakers’ Doubts About the Climate ‘Consensus’

January 14, 2016

On January 2, the Twin Falls Times-News released a highly deceptive story, “

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