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  • Strassel: Driving Dick Durbin

    Posted on October 31, 2013 | Type: In the News

    The Illinois senator targets the American Legislative Exchange Council, whose reform proposals hit trial lawyers in the pocketbook.

  • Julia’s healthcare choice

    Posted on October 02, 2013 | Type: In the News | Author: Christina Corieri

    Eager to silence the naysayers in the lead-up to the implementation of Obamacare insurance exchanges this week, the Department of Health and Human Services released new cost projections, touting that premiums for plans on the exchanges will be “lower than originally expected.”

  • Justice Department vs. Louisiana Voucher Kids

    Posted on September 23, 2013 | Type: In the News | Author: Clint Bolick

    Eric Holder hauls out a 40-year-old civil rights case to attack minority school choice.

  • States Can Save Taxpayers $609 Billion

    Posted on April 30, 2013 | Type: In the News | Author: Christina Corieri

    State governments generally don't have much of an impact on the federal budget. But there was a gift for fiscally conservative state lawmakers tucked into last summer's U.S. Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act. In National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, the court ruled that Congress cannot coerce states into expanding Medicaid by threatening to withhold federal dollars for a state's existing program. This ruling effectively gave state policy makers the unique opportunity to veto hundreds of billions of dollars in new federal spending.

  • Standing on principle can be costly

    Posted on April 15, 2013 | Type: In the News | Author: Byron Schlomach

    In the debate over Medicaid expansion, the ace up the sleeve of expansion advocates is federal largesse. The federal health care law requires states to eventually cover 10 percent of the cost of expanding Medicaid eligibility; but for the next three years 100 percent of the cost is covered by the federal treasury.

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