Issue Briefs

1 Electronic Health Records: A Physician’s View
1 Markets, Not Janet Yellen, Should Set Interest Rates
1 The U.S. Export-Import Bank Reauthorization Debate
1 Travel Taxes: The Hidden Trifecta
1 Lower Cost, Over-the-Counter Contraceptives
1 The Case for Conditional Cash Transfers in the United States

Programs in several countries providing conditional cash transfers to low-income individuals and families are focused on improving the education and general well-being of children. The conditions pare…

1 How the Shale Gas Boom Creates Estate Tax Problems for Farmers

On April 16, 2015, the House of Representatives voted to repeal the estate tax.1  The Obama Administration decried the proposed tax cut and vowed a veto.2 The Senate is now considering a repeal bill i…

1 Obamacare Health Insurance COOPs Are Unraveling

Many supporters of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) wanted a public plan option to compete with the private insurers offering insurance in the state and federal health exchanges. T…