The Trump Administration’s Attempt to Slow Obamacare’s Collapse through Rulemaking

Obamacare is enrolling too many sick people and too few healthy ones to prevent a death spiral. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), a unit of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), has proposed a new rule to stabilize the Obamacare markets for individual health insurance. This was the first rule issued since Dr. Tom Price was appointed HHS secretary. The proposed Market Stabilization rule includes a number of measures to prevent people from entering the market when sick and exiting when healthy.

How to Pay for Medicare

Executive Summary Medicare, the health care program for the elderly, now provides insurance coverage for over 50 million Americans, and accounts for 20 percent of the $3 trillion spent annually on health …

Ideas on U.S. Tax Reform

In order to pursue meaningful tax reform, it is necessary to define income using either the consumption or the accretion to net worth (income) standard. Advocates of the consumption standard assert that …

The Economic Burden of Corporate Taxation

Executive Summary As other countries lower their corporate tax rates, U.S. corporations are reincorporating in lower tax countries (engaging in “tax inversions”) to reduce their tax burdens. Permanently eliminating or lowering the …

Out of Gas: The Highway Trust Fund

Executive Summary The federal Highway Trust Fund is running on empty, despite $34 billion in annual revenues from taxes on gasoline, diesel and other fuels dedicated to pay for the Interstate Highway …

How Corporations Are Taxed

Executive Summary There appears to be agreement in principle that U.S. corporate tax rates are too high. The top U.S. corporate income tax rate is 35 percent — the highest in …

Federal Transportation Reform

The federal law governing surface transportation policy is up for renewal in 2015, presenting an opportunity for the House and the Senate to create a more free-market-oriented transportation policy. Though Congress could adopt a short-term funding extension, it should consider permanent reforms to improve the efficiency of federal surface transportation spending, and reallocate responsibilities between the federal government, and state and local authorities. Seven recommendations for such reforms are outlined below.

Reforming Obamacare: How Congress, and the President, Can Win after King v. Burwell

The U.S. Supreme Court decision in King v. Burwell, the lawsuit which asserts tax credits currently being paid to health insurers in 34 to 37 states that use the federal health insurance exchange ( are illegal, could require almost seven million people to pay the full premiums for their Obamacare policies. This will cause a crisis, and demand a response, giving Congress the opportunity to remove some of the Affordable Care Act’s most harmful features.

New Drug Plan Regulations Protect Pharmacies, Harm Consumers

Compared to hospital and physician care, drug therapy is by far the most cost-effective way to treat most diseases and health conditions. Americans spend twice as much for physician care and three times as much on hospital care as they do for drugs. And drug therapy often eliminates, lessens or delays the need for more invasive treatments such as surgery or inpatient care.