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If Oklahoma Wins Lawsuit, ‘The Whole Structure’ of Obamacare ‘Starts to Fall Apart’

December 5, 2012 - 3:37pm CST

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has filed a lawsuit challenging the Internal Revenue Service’s unlawful attempt to impose Obamacare’s taxes on exempt employers and individuals. (Jonathan Adler and I plumb this issue in our Health Matrix article, “Taxation Without Representation: The Illegal I... READ MORE

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Maintaining Medicaid Could Require States to Cut School Funding or Raise Taxes

September 4, 2012 - 12:09pm CDT

Even if state legislators across the country choose not to expand Medicaid under Obamacare, they might still have to cut school funding or levy tax increases just to maintain the beleaguered program, according to a recent report by the State Budget Crisis Task Force. The nonpartisan Task Force asser... READ MORE

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Medicaid Patients, Not Uninsured, Crowd Emergency Rooms

August 6, 2012 - 3:39pm CDT

Supporters of the president’s unpopular health care mandate tax are now trying to justify it on the theory that those who go uninsured later impose large costs on the rest of us through emergency rooms. But the truth is emergency rooms are crowded not by the uninsured, but by Medicaid patients. Far... READ MORE

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Under Obamacare, Government Power Will Continue to Grow

February 6, 2012 - 3:40pm CST

The trouble with Obamacare is not limited to the unconstitutionality of the mandate to purchase federally approved insurance. It goes much deeper. So argues Mona Charen in a recent column on National Review Online [“It Isn’t Just the Mandate,” published on January 13 and available at http://bit.ly/... READ MORE

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Obama Administration Agrees: Florida Medicaid Reform Pilot Good for Patients and Taxpayers

January 5, 2012 - 3:41pm CST

In original research published by The Heritage Foundation (“Florida’s Medicaid Reform Shows the Way to Improve Health, Increase Satisfaction, and Control Costs,” November 9, 2011) and also submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) during the agency’s deliberations, I showed t... READ MORE

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