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Policy Proposals July 1, 2007

Taking Massachusetts National: An Incremental Approach to Universal Health Insurance

Jonathan Gruber discusses issues surrounding universal healthcare coverage and the uninsured and lays out a plan at the national level which builds on the Mass…
Policy Proposals July 1, 2007

A Comprehensive Cure: Universal Health Care Vouchers

Ezekiel Emanuel and Victor Fuchs discuss a Universal Healthcare Voucher System, which would achieve universal health coverage by entitling all Americans to a s…
Policy Proposals June 2, 2007

Reforming Corporate Taxation in a Global Economy: A Proposal to Adopt Formulary Apportionment

This paper argues that the current system of taxing multinational firms generates tax distortions. It proposes a new system that would protect the U.S. tax bas…
Policy Proposals June 1, 2007

Achieving Progressive Tax Reform in an Increasingly Global Economy

The dynamic forces of technological change, financial innovation, and globalization present new challenges for progressive taxation. This strategy paper offers…
Policy Proposals June 1, 2007

Taxing Privilege More Effectively: Replacing the Estate Tax with an Inheritance Tax

Lily Batchelder proposes replacing the estate tax with an inheritance tax. She argues that this tax would lower taxes on heirs receiving smaller inheritances a…
Policy Proposals June 1, 2007

Rehabilitating the Business Income Tax

In this paper, Edward D. Kleinbard introduces the Business Enterprise Income Tax (BEIT), a proposal for reforming business income taxation. He argues that the …
Policy Proposals May 2, 2007

Evolving Beyond Traditional Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance

For most working-age families, health insurance is directly connected to the workplace; but this form of coverage is steadily eroding. This paper outlines thre…
Policy Proposals April 2, 2007

The Promise of Progressive Cost Consciousness in Health-Care Reform

One important contribution to the challenges facing healthcare today is the increased insulation of Americans from the cost of care. To address this issue, thi…
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