Innovative, unique, even revolutionary: Surgery Center of Oklahoma

By   /  April 11, 2014  /  Health Care, Issues, News, Oklahoma  /  No Comments

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By Patrick B. McGuigan | Oklahoma Watchdog

OKLAHOMA CITY — A free market alternative for public employees begun here has the potential to save taxpayers billions of dollars nationwide and revolutionize the way Americans pay for their health care.

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European-style approach to VT’s drug crisis worth studying, lawmakers say

By   /  April 3, 2014  /  Health Care, Marijuana, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

NEW WAR ON DRUGS? Lawmaker suggests Western Europe could hold the solution to Vermont's drug crisis

One Western European country’s unconventional approach to handling drug addiction has a few Vermont lawmakers asking, “Could it work here”?

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VT lawmakers: Shumlin hiding information about single-payer plan

By   /  April 3, 2014  /  Accountability, Affordable Care Act, Capitalism, Ethics, Finances, Governor, Health Care, Issues, Legislature, News, Obamacare, Public records, State Budgets, State Politics, Taxes, Transparency, Vermont  /  No Comments

BUDGET BATTLES: Gov. Peter Shumlin's fiscal year 2015 budget proposal faces intense scrutiny

By Bruce Parker | For Vermont Watchdog
MONTPELIER, Vt. – State lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are accusing Gov. Peter Shumlin of hiding critical information about financing single-payer health care in Vermont.
“We have a governor who is violating the law,” state Sen. Joseph Benning, R-Caledonia, told Vermont Watchdog.
Benning, the Senate minority leader, said state [...]

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Lawmaker: Fire Vermont exchange’s tech giant

By   /  April 2, 2014  /  Health Care, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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By Bruce Parker | For Vermont Watchdog
Vermont lawmakers are calling for the firing of the technology company behind Vermont Health Connect following reports that Maryland and Massachusetts are dumping the IT firms responsible for their failed health-care exchanges.
“We Vermonters deserve better than we’re getting. We have wasted millions and millions of federal dollars, and the [...]

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Mississippi can’t quit federal money habit

By   /  March 27, 2014  /  Federal Government, Finances, Health Care, Louisiana, Mississippi, national debt, News, Politics, State Budgets, State Government, State House, State Politics, Taxes  /  No Comments

FLYING HIGH: Mississippi's state budget has the highest percentage of federal funds by any state, according to a recent report. PHOTO BY: CREATIVE COMMONS

By Steve Wilson | Mississippi Watchdog

Mississippi can’t shake its addiction to federal funds.

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