Morning Ebrief
September 13, 2017

FEATURED STORY OF THE DAY

How to Expand Healthcare Choice for Consumers
Paul Howard and Yevgeniy Feyman, E21

States are just beginning to seriously explore the potential of receiving waivers from provisions of the Affordable Care Act to approve more flexible insurance policies than Obamacare allows. These waivers are known as Section 1332 waivers, after the Section in the Affordable Care Act that permits them to be granted.

The limited engagement to date reflects both the highly partisan nature of the debate around the ACA and uncertainty about the future and scope of funding sources that currently flow through the ACA exchanges. Congress and the Trump Administration would be wise to address both issues simultaneously. Read more here....

POINT/COUNTERPOINT

Is price gouging harmful?

YES  Hurricane Price Gouging Is Despicable, Right? Not to Some Economists - Andrew Sorkin, New York Times
NO  Price Gouging Can Be a Type of Hurricane Aid - Tyler Cowen, Bloomberg View

DECONSTRUCTION ZONE

Throw Out Another Obama Education Policy (subs.)
Jason Riley, Wall Street Journal

The Warehouse That's Saving a Milwaukee Neighborhood
Howard Husock, Forbes

DC Needs Amazon, but Amazon Can Do Better
Megan McArdle, Bloomberg View

Here's the Best Way to Limit the Risk of 'Widespread' Hurricane Damage
Benjamin Powell & Phil Magness, CNBC

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