Research & Commentary: Cat Bonds for State-Run Catastrophe Insurance
Catastrophe bonds are insurance-linked securities that offset major costs to taxpayers and insurers caused by natural disasters such as hurricanes and earthquakes.
Research & Commentary: HHS Final Exchange Rules
As states have been debating whether to implement a health insurance exchange, a key deterrent has been that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services had released only draft rules.
Research & Commentary: PPACA and Medicaid Expansion
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) requires states to expand Medicaid eligibility to all individuals whose income is less than 133 percent of the federal poverty level.
Research & Commentary: Obama Administration Education Policies
As the 2012 elections approach, it is an appropriate time to review the president’s record on education policy. Several prominent observers have done so recently.
Research & Commentary: Repatriation of Foreign Earnings
To avoid high U.S.
Research & Commentary: The Obamacare Individual Mandate
The most heavily debated element of President Barack Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is the constitutionality of the individual health insurance mandate, which requires e
Research & Commentary: Special-Needs Vouchers
Seven states currently offer special-needs students the opportunity to take their public funds to a private school, and at least 10 more states are currently considering similar legislation.
Research & Commentary: Hydraulic Fracturing Impact Fees
Hydraulic fracturing has enabled profitable extraction of oil and gas in diverse areas of the country.
Research & Commentary: Workers’ Compensation Reform in Illinois (Update)
Illinois has the third-highest workers’ compensation insurance rates of any state in the United States.
Backgrounder: Hydraulic Fracturing
The recent discovery of vast deposits of oil and natural gas trapped in shale rock formations has revolutionized our nation’s short-term, mid-term, and long-term energy outlook.
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