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A One-Sided White House Report on Medicaid Expansion

The new White House report on Medicaid expansion argues that states that decline to expand Medicaid through the Affordable Care Act are sacrificing important benefits. The report is essentially an advocacy document rather than a neutral analysis of the conflicting considerations facing state governments.

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Three Ways Obamacare Is Impairing Economic Growth

In terms of economics, the Supreme Court’s ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby gives opponents of Obamacare little to celebrate. The case is narrow in its application. It is specifically applicable to “closely held businesses,” and does not affect all organizations.

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Home Health Care Workers

Home health care workers make lower than average wages, and should not be assigned to a union and have their wages reduced. The Supreme Court’s decision removes the ability of unions to prey on a significant and growing segment of American workers. 

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I Was Right About the ACA

Four years into the ACA, it is remarkable how well our predictions have been borne out. Below I will resurrect but five of my own specific predictions about the ACA, contrast them with what many advocates had said, and review what subsequent events have shown.

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In the four years since passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), we have heard a wide range of speculative predictions about how private employers sponsoring health coverage would respond. There are strong indications that employer sponsors are neither heading for the exit doors nor sitting by passively as broader implementation of Obamacare unfolds. 

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CBO's Not the Problem, the ACA Is

CBO cannot measure the exact budgetary effects of such legislation even after the fact; it can only estimate them. The original evaluation of the ACA has been overtaken by events, but no one is the wiser. That is a major public policy problem that transcends any decisions by the CBO.

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“Right to Try” Is the Right Step for States

Does the government have the right to tell terminally-ill patients they cannot try treatments that have the potential to save their lives? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says yes, but Arizona’s Goldwater Institute believes denying treatments infringes on the natural right to life.

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More Choices for Veterans Mean More Efficiency in Care

Will the Veterans' Affairs Department see reform? Both chambers of Congress have passed bills that would both expand the number of existing VA hospitals and allow some veterans to seek medical care from private hospitals outside the VA system.

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