A Tax Incentive, Not a Spending Program, to Boost Employment

A Tax Incentive, Not a Spending Program, to Boost Employment

A Tax Incentive, Not a Spending Program, to Boost Employment Alex Brill | AEIdeas Congress faces several critical choices before departing for their August recess. Should the $600-per-week additional unemployment insurance (UI) benefit (which has resulted in five of...
The Evolving Opioid Crisis

The Evolving Opioid Crisis

The Evolving Opioid Crisis Alex Brill, Scott Ganz and Burke O’Brien | AEIdeas As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept across our country and claimed more than 100,000 lives in a few short months, the opioid epidemic, which dates back to at least the early 2000s, has...
COVID-19 and Nursing Homes: Understanding State-Level Variation

COVID-19 and Nursing Homes: Understanding State-Level Variation

COVID-19 and Nursing Homes: Understanding State-Level Variation Alex Brill and Benedic Ippolito | AEIdeas Nursing homes have borne the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic, but recently released data show that the severity of outbreaks in these facilities has varied...
Nursing Home COVID-19 Data are Getting Better

Nursing Home COVID-19 Data are Getting Better

Nursing Home COVID-19 Data are Getting Better Alex Brill and Benedic Ippolito | AEIdeas A large share of total COVID-19 deaths in the United States have occurred in nursing homes, prompting the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to begin reporting...
COVID-19 and Nursing Homes: Examining New National Data

COVID-19 and Nursing Homes: Examining New National Data

COVID-19 and Nursing Homes: Examining New National Data Alex Brill and Benedic Ippolito | AEIdeas The first widely reported COVID-19 deaths in the United States were nursing home patients in Washington State on February 28. Numerous accounts of similar outbreaks soon...
Efforts to Combat E-Cigarette Misuse Could Backfire

Efforts to Combat E-Cigarette Misuse Could Backfire

Efforts to Combat E-Cigarette Misuse Could Backfire Alex Brill | RealClearHealth Recent news about e-cigarette misuse has fueled both public misperception and policy responses that are likely to have unintended consequences. As the US vaping market continues to...