Rogue agency defied judges to carry out partisan probe of Wisconsin conservatives

Medicaid card? Good luck

By   /  December 18, 2014  /  Audio, Health Care, Illinois, Media, Video, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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By Benjamin Yount | Watchdog Radio
SPRINGFIELD, Ill — Obamacare has added 9 million people to Medicaid rolls across the country, 600,000 people in Illinois alone.
But while almost 10 million people have a medical card, a new report says that’s about all they have.
Benjamin Yount talks with Jonathan Ingram, research director at the Foundation for Government Accountability, […]

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Shumlin: Single-payer ‘greatest disappointment of my political life’

By   /  December 18, 2014  /  Health Care, Issues, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Gov. Peter Shumlin announced he has called off his plans for single-payer health care in Vermont for 2015, saying “now is not the right time.”

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Obamacare adds 450,000 Ohioans to Medicaid rolls

By   /  December 16, 2014  /  Health Care, News, Ohio  /  No Comments

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Gov. John Kasich’s Obamacare expansion has put 450,941 Ohioans on Medicaid, more than the Republican governor said would enroll by 2020.

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Browning: Shumlin ruling ‘a defeat for transparency and accountability’

By   /  December 15, 2014  /  Abuse of power, Accountability, Health Care, Issues, News, Open Records, Transparency, Vermont  /  No Comments

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A Superior Court judge ruled last week Gov. Shumlin had the authority to keep his single-payer plans secret using executive privilege. In this interview with Vermont Watchdog, State Rep. Cynthia Browning, the Arlington Democrat who sued Shumlin, explains what the ruling means for transparency and accountability in Vermont. She also says she received flak from Democrat colleagues.

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Gruber model errs in Colorado as Vermont prepares to rely on data

By   /  December 12, 2014  /  Colorado, Health Care, Issues, News, Transparency, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Jonathan Gruber’s health care forecasting is failing in Colorado as Vermont’s Gov. Peter Shumlin prepares to use the economist’s math for single-payer health care.

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Red states still grasping at Obamacare Medicaid cash

By   /  December 11, 2014  /  Arkansas, Health Care, idaho, Indiana, National, News, North Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Wyoming  /  No Comments

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Several Republican governors are still pursuing the Obamacare Medicaid expansion in order to bring billions in new federal spending to their states.

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