The Hamilton Project produces and commissions policy proposals and analyses to promote broad-based economic growth by embracing a significant role for well-designed government policies and public investment.

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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…
Policy Proposals April 2, 2007

Mending the Medicare prescription drug benefit: Improving consumer choices and restructuring purchasing

This paper proposes a series of reforms to address the challenges facing Medicare’s Part D prescription drug benefit. These reforms include creating a standard…
Policy Proposals April 2, 2007

A wellness trust to prioritize disease prevention

Chronic and preventable diseases now account for most of the deaths and costs in the healthcare system, despite relatively low-tech and low-cost services that …
Posts April 1, 2007

Fixing the federal student loan programs

The payoff to a college education has increased dramatically over the last two decades. At the same time, the cost of a college education has increased steeply…
Papers February 14, 2007

An education strategy to promote opportunity, prosperity, and growth

To better secure the benefits of education, this paper outlines an evidence-based education strategy that emphasizes new investments in some areas (such as ear…
Policy Proposals February 1, 2007

Success by ten: Intervening early, often, and effectively in the education of young children

The absence of a quality early education for many disadvantaged children represents an extraordinary waste of human potential. This paper outlines a model for …
Policy Proposals February 1, 2007

College grants on a postcard: A proposal for simple and predictable federal student aid

This paper analyzes the federal student aid system and finds that the level of complexity makes it ineffective at increasing college enrollment. The paper then…
Papers December 1, 2006

Promoting opportunity and growth through science, technology, and innovation

This strategy paper argues that maintaining our nation's economic leadership in the world and promoting broad-based growth at home will require effective p…
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