Blog Posts in "Welfare Reform"

Posted by & filed under Stop Medicaid Expansion.

FGA's latest report, ObamaCare Expansion Enrollment is Shattering Projections: Taxpayers and the Truly Needy Will Pay the Price, has received extensive national media coverage. Coverage includes: The Wall Street Journal - Medicaid Explodes - New enrollments vastly exceed estimates, and states are on the hook Hot Air - Obamacare Expansion Flood Threatens State Budgets Opportunity Lives - Report: Obamacare Thrusting Millions onto Medicaid The Federalist...[ read more ]

Posted by & filed under Ohio, Stop Fraud, Stop The Scam, Welfare Reform.

Last week, Ohio Auditor of State Dave Yost testified to the House Committee on Agriculture regarding a recent audit of the states' EBT card system. The audit concluded that there is likely millions of dollars of fraud occurring in the system on an annual basis. Key findings include: 36 deceased individuals received benefits for more than one year after their death 1,862 deceased...[ read more ]

Posted by & filed under Missouri, Stop The Scam.

The Stop The Scam welfare reform bill introduced by Missouri Senator David Sater which will reign in welfare fraud and abuse in The Show-Me State has passed both chambers in the state legislature. SB 607 is now headed to a conference committee with members of both the House and the Senate to hammer out any differences in the language. When...[ read more ]

Posted by & filed under Alaska, Stop Fraud, Stop The Scam, Welfare Reform.

The Stop The Scam welfare reform bill introduced by Alaska Senator Pete Kelly which reigns in welfare fraud and abuse in America's largest state has passed both houses of the State Legislature and is awaiting the signature of Governor Bill Walker. Fraud and abuse in state welfare programs costs taxpayers billions every year and robs limited resources from the truly...[ read more ]

Posted by & filed under Events, Kansas, Maine, Restore the Working Class, Welfare Reform.

Join us live here: Event information: Able-bodied adults, work, and food assistance: What are states doing, and is it working?   12:00pm – 1:30pm et Senior Fellow for FGA, Josh Archambault will join a panel of experts to discuss state level welfare reform for able-bodied adults receiving food stamps.  Governor Sam Brownback of Kansas will give the keynote address. Join...[ read more ]

Posted by & filed under Arkansas, Stop Medicaid Expansion.

In a special session last week, at the behest of Governor Asa Hutchinson, Arkansas lawmakers passed a bill to renew ObamaCare expansion. The plan would keep the failed Private Option ObamaCare expansion but add some tweaks that will make the program even worse for taxpayers and the truly needy. One of the key provisions would give ObamaCare welfare to Arkansans...[ read more ]

Posted by & filed under Events, Kansas, Maine, Restore the Working Class, Welfare Reform.

On Wednesday, April 20th, 2016, FGA will co-host an event with AEI focused on state level welfare reform for able-bodied adults receiving food assistance. Senior Fellow for FGA, Josh Archambault will join the panel of experts, including Governor Sam Brownback of Kansas, who will give the keynote address. RSVP here. Event information: Able-bodied adults, work, and food assistance: What are...[ read more ]

Posted by & filed under Kansas, Restore the Working Class, Welfare Reform.

In 1996, President Bill Clinton signed into law historic welfare reforms that required able-bodied adults without dependents to work a minimum of 20 hours per week in order to receive food stamps. But under the Obama administration, those work requirements were relaxed in nearly every state, and enrollees were allowed to remain on the program indefinitely, instead of being limited...[ read more ]

Posted by & filed under Stop The Scam, Wyoming.

The Stop The Scam welfare reform bill introduced by Wyoming Senator Leland Christensen to reign in welfare fraud and abuse in the Cowboy State has passed the Legislature and has been signed into law by Governor Matt Mead. Between 5 and 25 percent of states’ welfare spending has been found to be either wasted or fraudulent. This fraud and abuse...[ read more ]