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Latest Urban Institute Items
One of the biggest misconceptions about President Obama's health care overhaul isn't who the law will cover, but rather who it won't.
A Supreme Court decision to rule against the individual mandate that requires Americans to buy insurance coverage would sour the health care industry on President Obama's health care reforms. But the extent of the damage has a lot to do with whether the sickest Americans will still be able to enter the insurance market.
I'm at the leading edge of the baby boom, and unlike many of my colleagues, I am not eager to sign up for my Social Security and Medicare entitlements. I would like some options - and the country and seniors both would be better off if Congress offered some.
Some of the Republican candidates wanted to audition for Comedy Central the other night, aiming their one-liners at Herman Cain. But the pizza man is no joke. Mr. Cain is able, you might say. If his rivals are not taking him seriously, they should. Everyone else is.
In a plan that convinced more Senate Democrats to fund President Obama's jobs bill, Majority Leader Harry Reid is calling for a vote this week on a new tax targeting millionaires.
D.C. police cameras don't deter crime; Md. lawmaker floats plan for flash-mob legislation; D.C. welfare-to-work director fired, rehired; Md. man attends every redistricting meeting; Gray adopts, tweaks Atlanta hiring project; Little voter enthusiasm in Prince George's over Johnson seat; Man charged in seven area bank robberies; McDonnell appoints prominent lawyer to Metro board; Phillips closes at Harbor Place.
Surveillance cameras operated by the D.C. police department have failed to reduce crime as has occurred in other cities, in part because of the way the cameras are set up and monitored, according to a critical study of the four-year program.
"Premium support" is at the heart of GOP efforts to modernize Medicare before it evaporates, as soon as 2020. Democrats have mutilated this excellent idea, which also bears a dreadful name. House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, and his colleagues should relaunch this concept, pronto.
The House Republican budget would leave up to 44 million more low-income people uninsured as the federal government cuts states' Medicaid funding by about one-third over the next 10 years, nonpartisan groups said in a report issued Tuesday.