Medicaid

Maine, Medicaid, and the Gruber Principle

David Catron, The American Spectator

The voters of the Pine Tree state evidently have short memories. The Democrats rely heavily on “the stupidity of the American voter,” as Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber famously phrased it. And the “news” media certainly cannot be counted upon to remind forgetful Mainers that none of the claims made 15 years ago on behalf of expansion were ever fulfilled.

Immigrant From Former Trump Travel Ban Country Shoots Up Tennessee Church

Vast numbers of Sudanese immigrants are on welfare and Sudan is so violent that the U.S. Embassy requires U.S. government personnel in Sudan to use armored vehicles for all travel, yet the country was inexplicably taken off the travel ban list.

Jeff Flake: A Book By A Fake Conservative With No Conscience

We urge CHQ readers to skip Flake’s screed against the voters he has failed as a member of Congress and read the original Goldwater – Bozell version of Conscience of a Conservative instead.

Republicans Want to Spend Ever More on the Military, but the U.S. is Broke

While Americans will sacrifice if America is threatened, they aren’t likely to look kindly at proposals to, say, cut Social Security and Medicare because the Europeans don’t want to cut their social programs in order to hike military outlays.

Conservatives Giving Senate GOP One Last Chance On Obamacare Repeal

This is the last chance Capitol Hill’s establishment Republicans have to get right with the GOP’s conservative majority. If this Obamacare repeal bill fails then it will be obvious to all that the only sure path to repeal Obamacare, reform the tax code, rebuild our economy and build the border wall lies through the Republican Primary Elections.

Cruz Endorses Latest Senate Obamacare Repeal, So Do We

The latest Senate Obamacare repeal bill is, given the weak-kneed GOP leadership, as close to repeal as we're going to get. Ultimately, the final answer to repealing Obamacare and restoring a free market in health insurance is to be found in only one place: The Republican primary elections.

Conservatives Got Aggressive And McConnell Blinked

The problem in the Senate Republican Conference is Mitch McConnell’s unwillingness to actually pursue conservative alternatives to Obamacare. We've won one round, now it's time for conservatives to hang tough and force McConnell to move the Consumer Freedom Option.

Demagogues Bashing Obamacare Repeal

Betsy McCaughey, Investor's Business Daily

The real threat to seniors isn't Medicaid funding levels. It's that Medicaid officials tolerate substandard nursing home care, when they could use the program's market clout to demand safer care. About 66 percent of long-term residents are paid for by Medicaid. Frail, elderly nursing home residents shouldn't be made to suffer. That's the goal protesters and politicians should focus on. Enough with the partisan scare tactics.

Obamacare Is Killing People

Jon Cassidy, The American Spectator

So the Republicans are murdering tens of thousands of people with their Obamacare replacement, according to the headlines and tweets I keep seeing. I think they’ve got it backwards, though. It’s Obamacare that’s killing people, and just two classes of states are showing any immunity. Deaths from opiate overdoses are on the rise across the country, except in states that either legalized marijuana or declined Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion.

Will McConnell Produce On Promise To Lower Health Care Costs?

There is a reason Big Pharma stocks, insurance stocks, and hospital stocks have gone up over the last two weeks. Because very little is changing when it comes to bringing down the cost of health care in this legislation.

RINOs Declare War On Trump’s Conservative Budget

Sen. John McCain and other RINOs have declared President Trump's budget DOA. This is the kind of “Republican” policy that has federal spending on autopilot while tax collections are at record highs and the federal deficit is also at a record high.

What Congress can learn from the Rhode Island miracle

Stephen Moore, Washington Times

Republicans should continue to insist on solutions to Medicaid that provide some federal funding but allow states maximum flexibility. The Republican block grant makes financial sense and will help ensure that Medicaid doesn’t bankrupt Washington and the 50 states. But the Trump administration doesn’t need to wait. It can start this program tomorrow. It should put out word to the governors that it will issue Rhode Island-style global waivers for Medicaid if they apply for one. The White House has full authority to do this and many states will line up for the offer.

The Reason For President Trump’s Approval Problem

There are many issues plumbed in these polls, but what comes through loud and clear is that, by hitching his popularity to Paul Ryan and Ryancare, President Trump has suffered a devastating drop in approval among the staunchest of his core constituents.

On #Ryancare Paul Ryan = Harry Reid

The House votes today on #Ryancare. In his desperation to maintain federal government control of the health insurance and health care markets establishment Republican Speaker Paul Ryan is turning more and more to the ugly corruption of the Democrats’ former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. We urge CHQ readers to contact their Representative to demand they vote NO on this corrupt disaster.

DeWeese: The Solution to Healthcare Reform

Get government completely out of the healthcare industry where they don’t belong. Don’t try to write whole new policies. Let the insurance companies create policies to fit the market’s needs.

Red States Still Grasping at OCare Medicaid Cash

Jason Hart, Watchdog.org

Several GOPs governors are still pursuing the OCare Medicaid expansion to bring billions in new fed. spending to their states. But a 2013 bill may burst their bubbles. Don’t count on the enhanced fed. funding for Medicaid expansions, because Congress has overpromised what it can't deliver.

Report: 42% of New Medicaid Signups are Immigrants, Their Kids

Susan Ferrechio, Washington Examiner

Immigrants and their children benefit more from Medicaid expansion than non-immigrants. The Center for Immigration Studies released a report that found both legal and illegal immigrants and their minor children made up 42% of Medicaid growth from 2011 to 2013.

IRS Scandal: Another Unforeseen Consequence of 16th Amendment

Jeffrey L. Scribner, American Thinker

Changing the way the fed. gov't gets the bulk of its revenue wouldn't necessarily change the way fed. money is spent or what it is spent on. But it would tend to make that spending much more efficient and would tend to take the fed. gov't out of several areas where it now funds activities managed by the states, like Medicaid.