Watchdog Podcast: Code Blue (Ep. 05)

By   /  February 20, 2015  /  Health Care, Podcast, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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Medicaid and Medicare are breaking the budgets of states and the federal government, but there are other options out there.

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Ohio workforce shrinks as Obamacare puts more on Medicaid

By   /  February 18, 2015  /  Health Care, News, Ohio  /  No Comments

Photo credit: State of Ohio

Ohio’s labor force shrank last year while Gov. John Kasich’s Obamacare expansion put nearly half a million Ohioans on Medicaid.

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MNsure audit confirms ‘seriously flawed’ rollout of health insurance exchange

By   /  February 18, 2015  /  Accountability, Health Care, Issues, Minnesota, News, State Budgets, State Government, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

Facebook Friendly:  MNsure state exchange has Minnesotans covered on social media but enrolling can be another matter. MNsure Photo.

Well intentioned, but not well executed.

That’s a phrase that could describe any number of government programs, and on Tuesday that was the way state auditors summed up a difficult first year for Minnesota’s state-run health insurance exchange program.

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Ohio Obamacare expansion 33 percent over budget in first year

By   /  February 12, 2015  /  Health Care, News, Ohio  /  No Comments

Photo credit: State of Ohio

Enrollment in Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s Obamacare Medicaid expansion was 485,462 in December, 33 percent higher than expected.

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Lawmakers unveil freedom-based health-care solution in VT

By   /  February 12, 2015  /  Government Waste, Health Care, Issues, News, Taxes, Vermont, Wasteful spending  /  No Comments

Photo by Bruce Parker

Lawmakers on Wednesday unveiled a health-care alternative to Gov. Peter Shumlin’s single-payer plan that is based on freedom of choice, not big taxes and tight government control.

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Watchdog Podcast: Code Blue (Ep. 03)

By   /  February 11, 2015  /  Health Care, Podcast, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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Part 2 of 11 in the series Watchdog Podcasts

By Katie Watson and  Jason Hart
Code Blue is Watchdog Radio’s weekly look at heath issues, ranging from the latest public health debates to small government views on health care reform.
Medicaid and Medicare are breaking the budgets of states and the federal government, but there are other options out […]

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