NCPA: Daily Policy Digest 10-27-2009

National Center for Policy Analysis

National Center for Policy Analysis

Daily Policy Digest

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

State and Local Issues

BEHIND NEW YORK'S SMALL-BUSINESS DROP

Government-imposed barriers to doing business raise prices, narrow choices and inhibit job growth for all New Yorkers, say business owners...

MANHATTAN INSTITUTE/NEW YORK POST

Health Issues

HEALTH INSURER PROFITS NOT SO FAT

Health insurance profit margins typically run about 6 percent, give or take a point or two; that's anemic compared with other forms of insurance and a broad array of industries, even some beleaguered ones, say observers...

ASSOCIATED PRESS/YAHOO.COM

Health Issues

THE SENATE'S PUBLIC PLAN "OPT OUT" -- MORE OPTICS THAN OPTION FOR THE STATES

A true state "opt out" would allow states to opt-out of the public option in exchange for making measurable progress in improving cost, quality and access to care for its citizens, say experts...

HERITAGE FOUNDATION

Health Issues

PUBLIC PLAN MIRAGE

Why would a plan tied to Medicare control health spending, when Medicare hasn't, asks columnist Robert J. Samuelson?...

WASHINGTON POST

Economic Issues

MORE BAD NEWS ON PAY: GOVERNMENT AIMS AT THE WRONG TARGET

Not only do government wage controls not work, they usually backfire, say observers...

HERITAGE FOUNDATION

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