POLLS: Voters oppose preexisting condition coverage when told the costs

Days before the 2018 midterms, 68% of voters say that health care is very or extremely important to how they plan to vote in this year’s elections, according to a new Cato 2018 Health Care Survey of 2,498 Americans. These numbers are driven primarily by Democratic voters with 86% who say this issue is especially important to … Continue reading POLLS: Voters oppose preexisting condition coverage when told the costs

Why Americans support birthright citizenship

Last week I appeared on Hill.TV’s What America’s Thinking with Jamal Simmons to discuss what the public thinks about birthright citizenship. President Trump has proposed using an executive order to curtail birthright citizenship, which confers automatic citizenship on children born in the United States regardless of their parents’ nationality. Constitutional legal scholars say the president doesn’t have the authority to do this. What … Continue reading Why Americans support birthright citizenship

Why plans to impose a ‘Meat Tax’ are going to be a disaster

Some economists want to make it more expensive for the less well-off to enjoy a clear revealed pleasure: eating red and processed meat. The average household in the poorest fifth of the income distribution dedicates 1.3 percent of spending towards it. That’s over double average household spending in the richest quintile. Yet meat is now a new “public … Continue reading Why plans to impose a ‘Meat Tax’ are going to be a disaster

How conservatives can win with voters on health care

Last week’s election results show that health care is still a top concern for many Americans. Members of Congress must now decide how to move forward. Their task: providing a coherent answer to our national anxiety over health care. Americans care, immensely, about health care. A Washington Post study found that health care was the … Continue reading How conservatives can win with voters on health care

Why Free Market Policies Are Key to Empowering Women

Most people agree that women deserve the chance to advance up the economic latter. The real question is, how can that be achieved? What many don’t realize is that women’s advancement doesn’t require gender quotas or affirmative action. What’s needed, above all, is free market policies that allow women to make their own choices. Ivanka … Continue reading Why Free Market Policies Are Key to Empowering Women

Politicians are making you subsidize golf courses

The federal Land and Water Conservation Fund is set to expire at the end of the month unless Congress acts to reauthorize it. Both the Senate and the House are working to permanently reauthorize the fund. Instead, Congress should do what it does best and not do anything. Despite the program’s widespread popularity, the federal government should … Continue reading Politicians are making you subsidize golf courses