Average voter turnout in the 2012 statewide primaries – for president, governor and U.S. Senate – slumped to the lowest level since presidential primaries proliferated in 1972.
If Iran achieves nuclear weapons capability, widespread instability could aggravate uncertainty about the security of energy production and transport, raising oil prices and negatively impacting the U.S. economy.
As outlined in the recently released Bipartisan Policy Center report, Transforming Health Care: The Role of Health IT, electronic health information sharing plays a critical, foundational role in achieving the common attributes of high performance and new models of care that are designed to improve the quality, cost-effectiveness, and patient experience of care.
Health information technology (IT) and electronic health information sharing play critical and foundational roles in addressing the cost, quality, and access challenges of the U.S. health care system.
This paper reviews the residential construction industry’s distant and recent past, surveys current trends, and sketches out potential fundamental shifts in future housing demand and supply as they affect the residential construction industry.
This background paper provides a basic overview of the drivers of health care cost growth, and serves as an analytical starting point for BPC's work on health care cost containment.