Health Care Freedom Act Q and APosted on February 02, 2010 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Clint Bolick
The Health Care Freedom Act will appear as a proposed constitutional amendment on Arizona’s 2010 election ballot, and similar measures are under consideration in more than 30 other states. With the possibility that Congress will enact some sort of national health insurance legislation, questions are being raised about the scope of the Health Care Freedom Act and its effect should a federal bill become law. Clint Bolick, who helped to author the Health Care Freedom Act, answers frequently asked questions.
Nonprofits in Health Care: Are They More Efficient and Effective?Posted on January 26, 2010 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Byron Schlomach
Too often “profit” is equated with “greed.” The word implies to many an unrelenting seeking of gain, even at the expense and suffering of others. This reasoning implies that one man’s profit is derived from another man’s loss.
Living Debt Free: Restoring Arizona's Commitment to its Constitutional Debt LimitPosted on January 05, 2010 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Benjamin Barr
The State of Arizona is facing an unprecedented amount of debt—some $37 billion. That works out to roughly $6,000 of debt for every man, woman, and child in the state. The heap of debt is leading to calls for reform to keep Arizona solvent. Although various reforms, limits, and oversight may have merit, there is a simpler alternative: follow the state constitution’s debt limit.
100 Ideas for 100 Days 2010Posted on December 03, 2009 | Type: Policy Report
Arizona’s legislative session is supposed to last only 100 days, but since it has a tendency to run a little longer than that, this year we are offering 152 ideas that will help close the state’s unprecedented budget deficit, get the government back to basics, and allow entrepreneurs to create new jobs to help pull us out of recession.
2009 Legislative Report Card for Arizona's Forty-ninth Legislature, First Regular SessionPosted on November 09, 2009 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Andrea Woodmansee
The annual Goldwater Institute Legislative Report Card considers how well Arizona legislators are fulfilling their constitutional obligation to uphold liberty. The report scores legislators on 305 votes across four categories: education, constitutional government, regulation, and tax and budget. The primary criterion is whether a vote for or against each bill expands or restricts liberty.