The Hunger Games
What to Know: In Britain, a daytime television game show is offering contestants a chance to pay their energy bills, which continue to skyrocket.
The TPPF Take: This is where the Green New Deal fantasy leads.
“Beyond our borders, other countries—developed and undeveloped—jumped on the decarbonization bandwagon,” says TPPF’s Jason Isaac. “The problem is that decarbonization doesn’t mitigate a changing climate, but it does result in scarcity of food and fuel.”
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What to Know: Growing numbers of Americans are dissatisfied with K-12 education.
The TPPF Take: It’s time to fund students, not systems.
“Parents should be the primary decisionmakers in their children’s education, and educational choices should be more readily available to all Texas families,” says TPPF’s Autumn Hamit Patterson. “Too many Texas families are currently stymied in their efforts to choose the type of schooling that is best for their children. As an example, charter school waitlists reached nearly 60,000 students during the 2020-2021 school year. Texas should take more steps to empower parents.”
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A Losing Proposition
What to Know: According to a new survey of physicians, Medicare (and by extension, Medicaid) reimbursement rates don’t even cover the cost of a doctor’s office overhead.
The TPPF Take: This is why simply expanding Medicaid—or enacting a Medicare-for-All scheme—will never work.
“The fundamental flaw of single-payer is that it increases demand (covering more people) while ignoring supply,” says TPPF’s David Balat. “Health care providers simply can’t afford to add more patients at the reimbursement rates the system can offer. That’s why we’re seeing rationing occur even now in Medicare and Medicaid.”
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