• Kelly’s budget raises taxes during recession

    Kelly’s budget raises taxes during recession0

    President Obama once publicly admitted that it is a bad idea to raise taxes in the middle of a recession. And yet, under an unprecedented COVID economic downturn, Gov. Kelly’s budget has not one, but two tax increases. These tax hikes financed a record-setting state budget, 29% bigger than in 2017. By contrast, the Governor

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  • Medicaid Expansion Attracts Tax & Spend Philosophy

    Medicaid Expansion Attracts Tax & Spend Philosophy0

    Many of the views on Medicaid expansion are built on campaign promises instead of sound data and sound solutions. A common belief is that Medicaid expansion returns federal tax dollars. In reality, it returns higher tax rates and fiscal deficits. This analysis is part of the Sandlian Center for Entrepreneurial Government’s “Myth Vs Fact: A

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  • Will Medicaid expansion save rural hospitals from closing?

    Will Medicaid expansion save rural hospitals from closing?0

    Many of the views on Medicaid expansion are built on campaign promises instead of sound data and sound solutions. While the plight of rural hospitals is real and should be addressed, many argue Medicaid expansion will reverse their financial outlook. That is a myth. This analysis is part of the Sandlian Center for Entrepreneurial Government’s

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  • Obama administration admitted Medicaid expansion hurts the truly needy

    Obama administration admitted Medicaid expansion hurts the truly needy0

    Campaign promises appear to be the foundation of the views on Medicaid expansion instead of sound data and sound solutions. A frequently heard claim is that Medicaid expansion saves lives. Unfortunately, study after study claims the opposite. This analysis is part of the Sandlian Center for Entrepreneurial Government’s “Myth Vs Fact: A Primer on Medicaid Expansion,”

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  • Guest Post: A Medicaid Expansion Offer the States Should Refuse

    Guest Post: A Medicaid Expansion Offer the States Should Refuse0

    This piece was published originally by National Review Online ( ©2016 National Review, used with permission). The author is John Daniel Davidson. Mr. Davidson is the Director of the Center for Health Care Policy at the Texas Public Policy Foundation in Austin. In the wake of Louisiana governor John Bel Edwards’s announcement last week that

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  • KPI and THF on Obamacare and Kansas

    KPI and THF on Obamacare and Kansas0

    By Nina Owcharenko, Ed Haislmaier and Patrick Parkes. It remains one of the more contentious questions surrounding implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare) in Kansas: Should the state adopt the law’s expansion of Medicaid? Doing so would fundamentally transform the program—shifting it from one which principally covers poor children and the disabled

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