Watchdog’s Scariest People of 2015: No. 22

By   /  December 28, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Health Care, News, Ohio, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

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Part 4 of 25 in the series Watchdog’s Scariest People of 2015 Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s presidential campaign has gone nowhere even though top-tier candidates haven’t bothered to attack his support for Obamacare. When the last fumes of gas in the Kasich for Us Bus run out, the Republican will return his attention to Ohio; this might be the scariest news […]

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Lawmakers call for deregulation of Virginia’s hospitals

By   /  December 23, 2015  /  Health Care, Issues, News, regulations, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

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A group of state lawmakers say they want to dismantle controversial regulations that limit competition among hospitals in Virginia.

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Will Arkansas Republicans renew Obamacare expansion?

By   /  December 22, 2015  /  Arkansas, Health Care, News  /  No Comments

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Several Arkansas Republicans are encouraging their peers to support a rebranded version of the state’s Obamacare expansion.

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Colorado Medicaid rolls double after expansion

By   /  December 18, 2015  /  Budget and Spending, Colorado, Federal Government, Health Care, News, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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ACA includes provisions to expand Medicaid but as states have to start picking up some of the burden, it will impact the budget.

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Regulatory dark matter expands power of federal government

By   /  December 11, 2015  /  Accountability, Federal Government, Health Care, Issues, National, News, regulations  /  No Comments

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Regulatory “dark matter” is difficult to detect or track, but accounts for the majority of all federal rules and regs.

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Kentucky’s Medicaid expansion promises clash with reality

By   /  December 11, 2015  /  Health Care, Kentucky, Labor, News  /  No Comments

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Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear left office this week with the future of his unilateral Obamacare Medicaid expansion looking shaky.

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