R Street Institute News

Democrats Seize on Koch Brothers, Republican Opposition to Flood Insurance

17 Apr 2014 09:00 Democrats are exploring a new attack line against the Koch brothers and Republican allies, telling voters the billionaire energy executives want to let home flood insurance premiums soar to help corporate America. It’s a potentially potent …

Judge Denies Some Medical Providers’ Plea to Block Florida PIP Law

A federal court judge has denied a motion brought forward by some medical providers who claimed that Florida’s new no-fault auto law unfairly prevented them from making a living, on the basis it is unlikely they will prevail in court. …

Critics Call for More Cuts in Farm Bill, Crop Insurance

Congress should slash at least $100 billion in costs from the U.S. farm bill – three or four times more than cuts currently proposed – and resist calls for a hurry-up vote this week, a dozen anti-deficit and environmental groups …

Federal Government Better at Exchanges Than Some States: Lehrer

The federal government is likely to do a better job of running health exchanges than some states, according to an insurance think tank executive. Eli Lehrer, president of the conservative R Street Institute consulting firm in Washington, contends that a …

R Street Institute Launches ‘Right Street Blog’ on InsuranceJournal.com

The R Street Institute, a new insurance free market think tank, has launched an insurance issue-oriented blog on InsuranceJournal.com. The blog, titled Right Street Blog, is being authored by Eli Lehrer, president of R Street Institute, and Ray Lehmann, deputy …

Free Markets Don’t Have to Mean No Regulation

A pragmatic, free-market take on insurance related issues from R Street Institute’s Eli Lehrer. A one-time boss of mine—a bearded gentleman who liked cigars, opera, candy and the Austrian School of economics—used to insist to me that the private sector …

Insurance Think Tank Splits from Heartland, Reorganizes as R Street Institute

The insurance team at the conservative Washington, D.C. think tank Heartland Institute has split from that organization and has formed a new research and policy organization known as R Street Institute. The divorce came after a controversial anti-global warming campaign …