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Some Thoughts on Expanding Medicaid(2)

April 10, 2014

There are two policy issues involved in whether Virginia should expand Medicaid: first, is whether the budget should be the vehicle through which a major new government entitlement program is determined; and second, whether expanding Medicaid is a sound policy overall. Holding the budget hostage to this debate is serious business. Our elected officials need […]

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Medicaid Reform – The Virginia Way

Let’s think through this Medicaid expansion issue. First, everyone wants to make sure that those who need health care assistance have access to it as needed, but how to best do that – for those who are financially less fortunate and need medical assistance and for the taxpayers who have to pay for government health […]

Obamacare’s Impact on Virginia

February, 2014 the non-partisan, independent Congressional Budget Office released a comprehensive analysis of the likely employment impacts that Obamacare will have on the economy over the next several years, and its conclusions sent shockwaves through the already heated healthcare debate. Among its many findings, the CBO study estimated that up to 2.5 million workers nationwide […]

Obamacare’s Other Shoe Drops, And How To Catch It

President Obama’s pledge, to the effect, “if you like your health plan, you can keep it,” oft repeated in the run-up to passage of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), has already been condemned as false by no less an authority than The Washington Post. That, however, was before the calendar turned over to 2014 and […]

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