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The one-sided Medicaid show in Texas

By   /  April 28, 2016  /  Commentary, Health Care, Texas  /  No Comments

Medicaid expansion ran loose in Texas last week.

Medicaid in Texas and the federal government that continues to expand it are just as voracious and as difficult to pay for as they have ever been. Somebody had to say it. You certainly weren’t going to find it in your standard issue news coverage. What you did learn over the past few weeks is […]

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Arkansas Republicans fall in line for Obamacare expansion

By   /  April 25, 2016  /  Arkansas, Health Care, News  /  No Comments

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Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s attempt at rebranding his state’s Medicaid expansion under the 2010 federal health law paid off last week.

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Kasich carries Obamacare dichotomy to Maryland

By   /  April 20, 2016  /  Health Care, Maryland, National, News, Ohio, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

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John Kasich’s presidential campaign arrived in Maryland minus the pretense that he would fully repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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California’s price-setting proposal draws fire from patient advocates

By   /  April 20, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, California, Health Care, Issues, News, Politics & Elections, Regulations, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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A measure that will appear on the state’s ballot in November will ask Californians if they want to impose new regulations aimed at curbing high drug prices.

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Ohio Medicaid expansion costs top $7.5 billion

By   /  April 19, 2016  /  Health Care, News, Ohio, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

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Ohio Medicaid expansion costs sailed farther past Gov. John Kasich’s projections in March, as total spending on the program crested the $7.5 billion mark.

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Tammy Baldwin pitches ‘Bribery Act’ to shame states into ‘free’ Medicaid expansion

By   /  April 18, 2016  /  Federal Government, Health Care, News, State Budgets, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Spoiler Alert: taxpayers get the tab.

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