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Protecting Consumers Five Years After Credit Card Reform

A Visa credit card article icon Issue Brief On the fifth anniversary of the Credit CARD Act, policymakers need to consider how to best address the new regulatory gaps in debit cards and give consumers new tools to manage their credit.

By Joe Valenti | Thursday, May 22, 2014

Eye Treatment for Seniors: How Lucentis Wastes More Than $1 Billion per Year

A shopper walks toward the pharmacy at a Little Rock, Arkansas, Wal-Mart store. article icon Fact Sheet A new CAP analysis finds that one drug company’s packaging decision costs Medicare and seniors more than $1 billion per year.

By Topher Spiro, Thomas Huelskoetter, and Gina Phillipi | Thursday, May 22, 2014

Perils in the Provision of Trust Goods

Student loans book_alt2 icon Report A greater tendency toward predatory behavior is the logical and predictable result of a college’s decision to adopt an investor-owner model. Market-based reforms have the potential to help steer for-profit institutions toward better outcomes for students and taxpayers.

By Robert Shireman | Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Comparing the Effectiveness of Prescription Drugs: The German Experience

perscriptions article icon Issue Brief Germany's recent prescription drug market reform offers lessons for how the United States can prioritize research that compares the effectiveness of drugs and other medical treatments.

By Daniel Bahr and Thomas Huelskoetter | Wednesday, May 21, 2014

A Renewed Promise

North Philadelphia book_alt2 icon Report A child's zip code should not determine her destiny, but a growing body of research reveals that the community she grows up in affects her educational, health, and economic outcomes. This report provides an overview of the nation’s first five Promise Zones and their emerging insights and details recommendations for how the federal government can improve the initiative and its role as a partner in place-based work.

By Tracey Ross and Erik Stegman | Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Putting 2015 Health Care Premium Rates into Context

Lisa and Manuel Valera sign up for Obamacare article icon Issue Brief Contrary to conservative arguments, premium rates in the individual marketplace are not expected to increase significantly under the Affordable Care Act next year.

By Tony Carrk | Monday, May 19, 2014

Explaining the Gender Wage Gap

President Barack Obama signs executive actions article icon Issue Brief Critics complain that estimates of the gender wage gap are inaccurate oversimplifications. In reality, the statistic that women earn 77 cents to the male dollar reflects real structural barriers to equality deserving of attention.

By Sarah Jane Glynn | Monday, May 19, 2014

The Common Core Is an Opportunity for Education Equity

A teacher teaches a Spanish class in South Los Angeles article icon Issue Brief Across the country, low-income students, students of color, English language learners, and students with disabilities often do not receive the same high-quality education as their peers. The Common Core State Standards take the first step toward ensuring education equity.

Monday, May 19, 2014

A New Management Structure for a New Phase of the Affordable Care Act

Healthcare.gov article icon Issue Brief The next round of open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act begins in November. To avoid problems and to optimize the consumer experience, a new, more effective management structure is essential for the next phase of implementation.

By Neera Tanden, Zeke Emanuel, and Topher Spiro | Saturday, May 17, 2014

Climate Change, Migration, and Nontraditional Security Threats in China

book_alt2 icon Report This report examines the implications of the nexus of climate change, migration, and security in five Chinese hotspots. Our analyses highlight the overlays of these factors in key regions and discuss their impact on domestic and regional policymaking.

By Michael Werz and Lauren Reed | Friday, May 16, 2014

The Crisis of Crimea and Ukraine

NATO summit article icon Issue Brief President Barack Obama and today’s policymakers can learn much from looking at the approaches of Presidents Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton in times of foreign policy crises and challenge.

By Rudy deLeon and Aarthi Gunasekaran | Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Better Serving the Children of Our Servicemen and Women

First Lt. Jason Felker holds his son at a welcome home ceremony article icon Issue Brief The Common Core State Standards will provide military-connected children—who often change schools frequently as their parents move from duty station to duty station—with more consistent and high-quality education.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Applying Universal Goals to the United States

book_alt2 icon Report One of the most innovative elements of the emerging post-2015 global development agenda is a focus on universality. What would that mean in the United States?

By John Norris, Molly Elgin-Cossart, and Casey Dunning | Monday, May 12, 2014

Reducing Poverty Through Climate Action

Peruvian boy book_alt2 icon Report Ending poverty and preventing catastrophic climate change is within our reach, especially if countries commit to a new global development agenda that improves livelihoods in ways that support low-carbon and sustainable economic growth.

By Molly Elgin-Cossart, Cathleen Kelly, and Abigail Jones | Thursday, May 8, 2014

State Judicial Ethics Rules Fail to Address Flood of Campaign Cash from Lawyers and Litigants

Justice David Prosser article icon Issue Brief Judges and legislators fail to address the conflicts of interest inherent in multimillion-dollar judicial elections.

By Billy Corriher and Jake Paiva | Wednesday, May 7, 2014