• Latest Medicaid expansion plan riddled with red flags & a “scam.”

    Latest Medicaid expansion plan riddled with red flags & a “scam.”0

    The latest Medicaid expansion plan has too many red flags without even getting to the program itself. Like other states, Kansas is unlikely to have the federal government approve the partial expansion. Yet if approved, it risks the solvency of national Medicaid, encourages tobacco smuggling and worsens the state budget. Policymakers should heed these signs and

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  • The truth about county spending; there’s room to cut

    The truth about county spending; there’s room to cut0

    With Kansas property taxes being one of the highest in the nation, the difference in county spending is worth close examination. Massive spending discrepancies exist in these local governments, even among counties with roughly the same population. Therefore it is no surprise county inefficiency is a key driver of excessively high county property taxes. KPI

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  • Solving the Kansas Budget Crisis

    Solving the Kansas Budget Crisis0

    Simply removing the Governor’s proposal won’t solve the state budget. Policymakers must find a way to reduce spending by roughly $518 million over four years. We’ve written previously on the Kansas budget debate with a clear-eyed look at the impact of different proposals. The key moving forward is to close the gap remaining in the

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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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