NCPA: Daily Policy Digest 1-8-2010

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Daily Policy Digest

Friday, January 8, 2010

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Health Issues

MARRIED COUPLES PAY MORE THAN UNMARRIED UNDER HEALTH BILL

The built-in "marriage penalty" in both the House and Senate health care bills could mean a hike of $2,000 or more in annual insurance premiums for married couples, say observers...

WALL STREET JOURNAL

Health Issues

LOW LIFE EXPECTANCY IN THE UNITED STATES

Despite the poor showing on an international study, the low longevity ranking of the United States is not likely a result of a poorly functioning health care system, say researchers...

NATIONAL BUREAU ON ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Crime

POLICE MAY SCRAP ENTRANCE EXAM

If Chicago scraps its police exam, it would be the lone major city without one, and experts contend that the exam is integral to eliminating unqualified applicants...

NBC CHICAGO

Health Issues

MEDICARE AND THE MAYO CLINIC

President Obama needs to give some thought to the Mayo Clinic's recent decision to stop accepting Medicare payments at one of its primary care facility, says columnist Jeff Jacoby...

JEWISH WORLD REVIEW

State and Local Issues

FIX FOR ARIZONA BUDGET DEFICIT IS SPENDING DISCIPLINE

Arizona can have a balanced budget, a growing economy, plentiful jobs and a friendly climate for businesses and families, and it all starts with spending discipline, says Tom Patterson, a former state senator...

GOLDWATER INSTITUTE

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