MEDICAID PILL POPPERS

Amid the media’s campaign to browbeat the Governor into spending billions to put able bodied, working age adults who don’t work on Medicaid, we don’t hear much about where Medicaid spending already goes. So note this from an insurance publication. “According to news reporting originating in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, […]

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MEDICAID EXPANSION SHRINKS PRIVATE SECTOR

A new study by State Budget Solutions examines the relationship between the size of the private sector economy in a state relative to the government. Their theory is straightforward. While the private sector creates wealth, government mainly redistributes it. Here is a key finding. “When examining the lower 48 states, the analysis finds that, on […]

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NESSIE AND THE TOOTH FAIRY LIVE IN TENNESSEE

The Governor of Tennessee says he wants to expand Medicaid benefits to able bodied people who don’t work using ObamaCare. And he says it won’t cost the state anything. Sure. And the Loch Ness Monster and the tooth fairy live in Tennessee. According to the Wall Street Journal, ”Mr. Haslam said that under his plan, […]

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IT’S WORKING. SO KILL IT.

Recently, we explained how North Carolina had a successful Medicaid managed care program in Mecklenburg County back in the 1990s that saved money for taxpayers. Medicaid managed care allows private insurance companies and healthcare managers to compete for a chance to manage the government’s Medicaid program using a fixed price contract that shields taxpayers from […]

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MANAGED CARE MEDICAID USED TO WORK IN NORTH CAROLINA

The reform minded majority in the State Senate wants to bring Medicaid spending under control by allowing managed care companies and medical providers to compete against one another for Medicaid business. Reform opponents say that’s too much change. They side with the medical industry, the folks making money off the $14 billion Medicaid cookie jar, […]

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ARKANSAS MEDICAID EXPANSION NO MODEL

As part of their push for ObamaCare’s Medicaid expansion, the Charlotte Observer likes to talk about all the money from Washington we’re missing out on if we don’t put another half a million people on Medicaid. That’s like the salesman saying he can get you a rebate if you buy the new car. For ObamaCare’s […]

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TUITION FREEZE MIGHT BRING CHANGE

George Will notes Democrats targeted a new group in the last election, ” basement grads ”. They are the 1/3 of voters aged 18-31 who still live with their parent. It’s easy to see why they can’t afford their own place. It’s an indictment of failed big government economic policy. Student loan debt has topped […]

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MEDICAID EXPANSIONS AND THE TRUTH TELLING PROFESSOR

Professor Jonathan Gruber is a dangerous man. He told the truth when too many seem to ignore reality in blissful ignorance. Of course, the MIT Professor is the ObamaCare architect who attributed the bill’s passage to a lack of transparency and the stupidity of voters. It’s easy to get angry at his insult except he […]

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