Research and Commentaries

Research & Commentary: Is the Affordable Care Act Helping Emergency Rooms?

May 27, 2015

One of the central goals of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was to limit the number of patients using emergency rooms as their primary venue for health care treatment.

Research & Commentary: Missouri Certificate-of-Need Reform

May 26, 2015

Missouri is one of 36 states with certificate of need (CON) laws that are intended to slow the growth of health care prices, promote consolidation of health care providers, and limit the duplicatio

Research & Commentary: Alabama Flat Tax Proposal

May 12, 2015

Alabama legislators have considered several major tax proposals during the current legislative session, including

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  • Research & Commentary: North Dakota Federal Environmental Law Impact Review Fund

    May 11, 2015

    The North Dakota House of Representatives has passed a new law to form a committee to review federal legislation and agency regulations that detrimentally impact, or have the potential to detriment

    Research & Commentary: Work Requirements for TANF and SNAP

    April 29, 2015

    In March 2014, the U.S. House of Representatives Budget Committee issued a report describing the $799 billion spent through 129 programs for lower-income Americans in 2012.

    Research & Commentary: Does Minnesota Need a Gas Tax Increase?

    April 29, 2015

    Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton (D) has proposed a 6.5 percent increase to the state’s excise tax on gasoline at the wholesale level, an increase of 16 cents per gallon over the next four years.

    Research & Commentary: Louisiana Tobacco Tax Hike

    April 28, 2015

    Louisiana legislators are now considering several proposals to increase the state’s tobacco tax.

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