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  • Center for Policy Innovation Discussion Paper posted February 6, 2013 by Diane Calmus The Long-Term Care Financing Crisis

    The Obama Administration’s suspension of the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) Act provisions of the Affordable Care Act halted a new federal entitlement program that was fiscally unsound. The repeal of the CLASS Act as part of the American Taxpayer Relief Act provides an opportunity for a necessary discussion. The debate over the CLASS Act…

  • Center for Policy Innovation Discussion Paper posted December 21, 2012 by Diane Calmus Improving Economic Mobility Through Increased Savings

    Abstract: Since the recession began, Americans’ rate of savings has been on the rise. Yet too many still do not have savings to buffer them against an emergency. This is especially true for low-income Americans, far too many of whom are just a medical bill or broken-down car away from financial ruin. Fortunately, our better understanding of the role of savings in…

  • Center for Policy Innovation Research Summary posted October 15, 2012 by Diane Calmus The Affordable Care Act’s Rulemaking Process: What the Research Shows

    Abstract: The rush to issue regulations for implementing the most popular parts of the President’s health insurance bill resulted in eight “economically significant” regulations of remarkably poor quality, according to Jerry Ellig of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and Christopher Conover of Duke University. They detailed major deficiencies in the…

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