Empowering Patients, Providers and the Private Sector by lowering costs, increasing quality and expanding access.
Goals of Health Reform Health reform must replace Obamacare with increased flexibility in health plan design; tax fairness regardless of where Americans get their health coverage; increased access to primary care …
International trade — the essence of globalization — allows people, regions and nations to specialize in the production of what they do best, to enjoy economies of scale in production and …
Through the U.S. Department of Education, created in 1979, the federal government has incrementally increased its role in education over the last 30 years.
In March 2013, the Budget Control Act of 2011 went into effect, automatically cutting spending in certain federal outlay categories. These cuts were initially set to begin in January 2013, but were delayed by the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012.
While Social Security has received considerably more attention in recent years, Medicare is actually a much larger problem. It is growing at a faster rate and has an unfunded liability six times the size of Social Security. Medicare is on a spending path that is impossible to sustain. The program must deal not only with the demographic pressures Social Security faces, but also the soaring cost of medical care.
Private retirement accounts include employer-sponsored 401(k)s and 403(b)s, and privately-purchased plans like Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs). Today, about 88 million people participate in one of these defined-contribution plans, with total assets of more than $4.5 trillion.
To confront America’s health care crisis, we do not need more spending, more regulations or more bureaucracy. We do need people, however, including every doctor and every patient. All 320 million Americans must be free to use their intelligence, their creativity and their innovative ability to make the changes needed to create access to low-cost, high-quality health care.
Social Security is the cornerstone of retirement security in the United States today. A third of Americans depend on the program for almost all their retirement income; without it, one-in-five would have no retirement income. But the program so many depend on simply cannot afford what it promises today’s workers and faces a shortfall of more than $13 trillion over the next 75 years. Reforms are desperately needed.
The federal government owns some of the nation’s most magnificent landscapes and treasured resources, but it also owns some lands with no particularly striking characteristics or special environmental value. Unfortunately, it has managed the public’s natural resources as poorly as it has managed the federal budget. Unable to balance land use and preservation, government management of public lands has shifted between periods of exploitation or overuse and periods of “protection” or “preservation” bordering on neglect. The result has been degradation of the public lands and the wildlife that depends on them.