Research and Commentaries

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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  • Research & Commentary: Illinois PARCC Testing Results

    January 5, 2016

    The inaugural Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) testing scores for the State of Illinois were made available in

    Research & Commentary: Should Alaska Reestablish an Income Tax?

    January 5, 2016

    The falling price of oil has led to a $3.5 billion deficit for Alaska’s upcoming budget.

    Research & Commentary: COP21 and the Paris Climate Agreement

    January 4, 2016

    The Paris climate agreement, adopted on December 12 by 195 nations attending the United Nations’

    Research & Commentary: Tax Cut Triggers

    December 22, 2015

    States across the country continue to struggle with balancing their annual budgets, plagued by bloated spending and a lagging economy.

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