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Published August 26, 2015

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The case hinges on whether a hospital assessment lawmakers approved to fund the expansion, which extended health-care coverage to more than 250,000 low-income Arizonans, is a fee, as its proponents argued, or a tax. Judge Douglas Gerlach, in his ruling, said the fee “does not qualify as a tax ...

While Washington is at loggerheads over reforming health care, there’s one nefarious provision in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that’s about to kick in high gear – the Independent Patient Advisory Board (IPAB). And it’s time for Congress to take action and stop it.  Lawmakers on both sides ...

Published July 14, 2017

Author Naomi Lopez Bauman

The legislative clock is ticking and Senate lawmakers don’t yet seem close to mustering the needed 50 votes to pass a partial ACA repeal and replace bill. While there are many issues that remained unresolved, unwinding the ill-conceived, open-ended Medicaid expansion is not only the biggest one; it is ...

Yesterday, North Carolina became the sixth state to enact education savings accounts. State lawmakers included a provision in the budget to offer the accounts to children with special needs, modeled after the nation’s first such program in Arizona and based on Goldwater Institute research.   In 2018-19, North Carolina will ...

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