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A Tale of Two Health Care Programs(2)

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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Ocean Drilling Makes Good Sense

The economic benefits from drilling off Virginia’s coast for natural gas and oil far exceed the cost of possible environmental impacts. That is the conclusion of a new study by the Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy. The estimates for gas and oil reserves in this new study are from the Bureau of Ocean Energy […]

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 […]

When the Gender Gap Meets the Racial Gap

When remarking upon disparities in educational outcomes, most pundits focus on the racial/ethnic gap between Asians and whites on the one hand and blacks and Hispanics on the other. That’s no surprise, given the distressing size of the gap and the dismal implications of that gap for the prospects for forging a society in which every […]


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