NCPA: Daily Policy Digest 10-16-2009

National Center for Policy Analysis

National Center for Policy Analysis

Daily Policy Digest

Friday, October 16, 2009

Health Issues

ADDING INSULT TO INJURY: THE BAUCUS HEALTH PLAN IMPOSES NEW TAXES ON THE SICK

The Baucus health care reform plan would harm those it should help and help those who need help the least, say researchers Robert A. Book, Guinevere L. Nell and Paul L. Winfree...

HERITAGE FOUNDATION

Health Issues

ANOTHER INSURER'S REPORT WARNS ABOUT COST OF SENATE HEALTH BILL

Unless the Senate beefs up the proposed mandate on Americans to carry insurance, average annual medical claims five years after the health care overhaul takes effect would be 50 percent higher than today, not accounting for medical inflation, according to report...

WALL STREET JOURNAL

Health Issues

THE INEVITABLE MEDICARE CUTS

Contrary to the president's rhetoric, the bills that Congress is currently debating do cut Medicare, says health economist Michael Tanner...

CATO INSTITUTE/CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER

Energy Issues

WHY SUSTAINABILITY STANDARDS FOR BIOFUEL PRODUCTION MAKE LITTLE ECONOMIC SENSE

The federal "sustainability standard" that requires ethanol to emit at least 20 percent less carbon dioxide (CO2) than gasoline is illogical and ineffective, say economists Harry de Gorter and David R. Just, both of Cornell University...

CATO INSTITUTE

International Issues

WHY ARE THE FRENCH SO PRONE TO SUICIDE?

The French suicide rate is 14.6 per 100,000 people, one of the highest rates in Europe, according to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development...

THE ECONOMIST

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