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A Tale of Two Health Care Programs(1)

October 15, 2014

While the General Assembly and Governor McAuliffe debated Medicaid expansion in Richmond earlier in the year, the federal government bureaucracy tried to change the Medicare Part D program into a Medicaid type program. Let me explain. When Congress passed Medicare Part D in 2003 and added prescription drug coverage to the health insurance plan that […]

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Hospital Finances Look Pretty Good

The hospitals have weighed in on the debate to expand Medicaid to an additional 400,000 people here in Virginia. They have said they need this expansion to help them because of a federal entitlement system that loses them money. Even though the Governor and backed off wide expansion by Executive Order, this issue could easily […]

Medicaid Expansion Is Bad Policy, Period

(The Jefferson Policy Journal ran a column on June 19, 2014 highlighting the positive aspects of how Indiana has expanded Medicaid, This column offers another perspective.) It is time to stop, take a breath and ask some basic questions about health care:  Do we want to see greater government control over health care dollars and […]

Indiana Could Chart a Path for Medicaid Reform

Former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels created the Healthy Indiana Plan in 2008 as a way to expand sensible health coverage to uninsured Hoosiers. The program is a model of how to expand coverage but in a fiscally responsible way that also provides incentives for participants to help manage their health spending. Daniels’ successor, Gov. Mike […]


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