Obama wishes more Republicans were like Ohio’s Kasich

By   /  February 10, 2015  /  Health Care, Idaho, National, News, Ohio, Utah  /  No Comments

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Obamacare would be working well if more Republicans were like Ohio Gov. John Kasich, President Obama told Vox.com in an interview released Monday.

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House boots McAuliffe Medicaid expansion, again

By   /  February 6, 2015  /  Health Care, News, Virginia  /  No Comments

In another rebuff to Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s Medicaid expansion bid, House Republicans propose boosting funding for mental health care and free clinics instead.

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Ohio budget relies on billions in new Obamacare spending

By   /  February 5, 2015  /  Budget and Spending, Health Care, News, Ohio  /  No Comments

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s budget plan released Monday reasserts his commitment to Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion and the resulting new federal spending.

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Vermonter earning $300k put on Medicaid and can’t get off

By   /  February 5, 2015  /  Fraud, Health Care, Issues, News, Vermont, Wasteful spending  /  No Comments

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A Vermont tax preparer says two of his clients were put on Medicaid and can’t get off, despite earning $300,000 and $90,000, respectively.

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Ohio governor plans to keep promoting Obamacare

By   /  January 30, 2015  /  Health Care, News, Ohio  /  No Comments

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich positioned himself as a champion of Obamacare and entitlement spending in general during a Thursday speech.

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Are e-cigs and tobacco taxes driving MN’s abrupt decline in smoking?

By   /  January 30, 2015  /  Government Regulation, Health Care, Minnesota, News, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

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Put this in your electronic cigarette and vape it: A comprehensive survey found the lowest smoking rate ever recorded among adult Minnesotans.

Nearly half of former smokers — 45 percent — who kicked the habit used e-cigarettes at some point in the process, according to the survey, which the state paid $850,000 to conduct.

“Public health advocates should cheer the fact that vapor products are now the most commonly used quit smoking product among Minnesota adults,” Greg Conley, American Vaping Association president, said in a statement.

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