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Last week, President Trump issued an executive order that each new executive agency regulation will require the removal of at least two existing regulations of comparable costs. This follows his temporary freeze on most new regulation, which became effective on inauguration day. However, regulatory accumulation extends beyond the federal government—state-level regulations also hold back economic opportunity and lower job creation...[ read more ]

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Two key legislators and a broad coalition of representatives in Tennessee are fed up with the rampant welfare fraud in the Volunteer state. They’ve submitted legislation to protect those who truly need the support from the thieves and fraudsters that seek to take from the most vulnerable. Senators Kerry Roberts and Representative Dan Howell, have filed the “Act to Restore...[ read more ]

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It’s like Groundhog’s day in the world of Obamacare co-ops. I’ve reported several times here at HotAir and elsewhere about the struggles Obamacare CO-OPs-ops and state exchanges are facing in the real world, and the latest news out of Massachusetts seems to suggest that the trend of failing co-ops will continue.  Minuteman Health, the Massachusetts CO-OP (which stands for consumer operated and oriented plan) is a...[ read more ]

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As the fate of Obamacare and its Medicaid expansion program grows bleaker every day in Congress, Wyoming’s Gov. Matt Mead has decided it’s time try and push the massive expansion of welfare on his state once again. Mead didn’t get the message when the Wyoming legislature rejected his plans in 2015, or when they rejected Obamacare’s expansion a whopping six...[ read more ]

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States seduced by the“free” federal funds trap into expanding Medicaid under Obamacare are facing the harsh reality that comes with an expanded welfare class: free comes at a very high price. Medicaid expansion has blown a billion dollar hole in California’s budget and now cuts are inevitable, cuts that will hurt those with developmental disabilities. The Arc of Alameda County,...[ read more ]

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After enforcing federal work requirements for its food stamp program, Wisconsin has found work for thousands of recipients, and cleaned the rolls of many ineligible enrollees. In April 2015, the Badger State began requiring able-bodied adults without children to work or participate in an employment training program for at least 20 hours a week in order to receive food stamps....[ read more ]

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Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, has been pushing for his state to expand their Medicaid program as part of ObamaCare, but new budget projections and uncovered fraud, point out how expanding Medicaid would be a risky and expensive proposition. First to the fraud. Ten former employees of Progressive Counseling Services, LLC in Virginia “have been convicted and sentenced for...[ read more ]

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Remember the Affordable Care Act? The law that was supposed to lower the cost of health care by providing health insurance plans to the masses that were more affordable. That’s what we were promised, but the reality is that millions have seen their formally affordable premiums skyrocket, and now they’re also stuck with deductibles that are hard to swallow. One...[ read more ]

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Medicaid payments to ineligible recipients has cost the state of Virginia at least $21 million last year, says an audit conducted by Virginia’s Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission. “People claiming to have no income have been able to get Medicaid in Virginia — no questions asked,” according to the audit, raising major concerns about the state’s management of money...[ read more ]

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Tonight, Fox Business News and the Wall Street Journal will host two separate debates with the remaining crop of 2016 GOP presidential hopefuls.  Following the disaster that was the CNBC Republican primary debate, moderators for tonight’s proceeding have vowed a “real debate” focused on “real issues.” It remains to be seen whether or not the questions asked of the candidates...[ read more ]