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Debt limit brinksmanship is already impacting Treasury securities. The increase in interest rates represents a cost to taxpayers and a lack of confidence among investors.
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Nurse Licensure Compacts Before, During, and After COVID
A summary of changes to licensing requirements for nurses focuses on pandemic-era measures and the Nurse Licensure Compact.
Reducing Administrative Costs in U.S. Health Care
U.S. health-care spending on administrative costs far exceeds the amount necessary to deliver effective health care. David Cutler proposes several reforms to r…
A Dozen Facts about the Economics of the U.S. Health-Care System
A well-functioning health-care sector supports well-being and is a prerequisite for a well-functioning economy. Unfortunately, the problems with U.S. health ca…
A Proposal to Cap Provider Prices and Price Growth in the Commercial Health-Care Market
The United States spends a larger share of its GDP on health care than any other advanced economy. This high private sector health-care spending in the United …
What to Do about Health-Care Markets? Policies to Make Health-Care Markets Work
Martin Gaynor of Carnegie Mellon University describes the substantial consolidation that has occurred in health-care markets, showing that it is has generally …
What Should a Fiscal Response to a COVID-19 Outbreak Look Like?
Hamilton Project Director Jay Shambaugh comments on the COVID-19 virus and how economic policies with automatic triggers can alleviate the financial burden of …
Increasing Federal Support for State Medicaid and CHIP Programs in Response to Economic Downturns
In the face of large declines in tax revenues and increased demand for state programs during and after recessions, state governments are often forced to raise …
Removing Anticompetitive Barriers for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses and Physician Assistants
High levels of U.S. health-care spending and inadequate health outcomes make it vital for policymakers to explore opportunities for enhancing productivity in t…