• Medicaid Expansion Crushes State Budgets

    Medicaid Expansion Crushes State Budgets0

    So far, Kansas has avoided Medicaid expansion under Obamacare and whether one’s focus is on avoiding more tax increases or diversion of funding for education and other services, that’s a very good thing.  A new study published by the Foundation for Government Accountability explains How Obamacare is Bankrupting Taxpayers and includes these key findings: States

  • Most Kansas legislators won’t declare their principles

    Most Kansas legislators won’t declare their principles0

    Lots of declarations are made on the campaign trail and town hall meetings, but when asked to declare their principles on key state budget and education issues, most Kansas legislators wouldn’t respond. Kansas Policy Institute asked all 165 Kansas legislators to respond to a 6-question multiple choice online survey between January 13 and January 30

  • 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

  • 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

  • Medicaid Expansion Debate Should Deal With Facts, Not Falsehoods0

    A recent guest column by Ken Johnson purporting to make the case for Medicaid expansion is actually an odd collection of false and misleading claims put forth to justify a large expansion of a government program and benefit the business he runs. Mr. Johnson said that an expansion would bring $400 million into Kansas. But,

  • 2015 Legislative Wrap-up

    2015 Legislative Wrap-up0

    Kansas Policy Institute President Dave Trabert summarizes the major accomplishments of the 2015 Kansas Legislature including changes to: K-12 school funding, renewable energy mandates, tax credit scholarships, property tax reform and avoidance of Medicaid expansion.