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Dec 30, 2014

Philadelphia Agency Sues Drugmaker

In a move that could have serious consequences for the prescription drug industry, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority filed a lawsuit alleging drug-maker Gilead Sciences is enga

Dec 18, 2014

The Leaflet: How To Use Rewards to Help Children Learn

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Dec 18, 2014

Phil Kerpen: Fight the EPA's attempts to impose greenhouse gas emission

Phil Kerpen, president of American Commitment discusses a coalition letter that he recently circulated and Heartland signed onto, encouraging states to fight t

Dec 18, 2014

Vermont abandons single-payer health care

Over the past week I've had the opportunity to really look at the numbers behind what it would take in terms of taxes to finance a single-payer health plan in both Vermont and New York.

Dec 18, 2014

New GOP Congress Likely to Consider Insurer Bailouts

The Republican-led 114th Congress will have to decide whether to provide taxpayer dollars to health insurance companies facing losses for selling policies on the exchanges established by the Afford

Dec 18, 2014

Government Employees Sheltered from Economic Storms, Study Finds

A new study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research finds public sector employees generally enjoy greater job security than private sector employees, especially during recessions and