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Last week, the Ohio Senate opted to freeze the state’s massive ObamaCare Medicaid expansion, ending new enrollment after July 1, 2018. This budget provision — which is now being negotiated with the Ohio House — has the potential to positively change the fate of hundreds of thousands of truly vulnerable Ohioans, including those struggling against a drug epidemic that is...[ read more ]

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The Ohio senate did something historic this week. As part of its budget, it froze enrollment in the state’s exploding ObamaCare expansion, effective 2018. This move will not only protect Ohio’s truly needy, but will surely influence the ongoing debate over ObamaCare repeal in Washington D.C. Ohio’s ObamaCare expansion has been hemorrhaging for some time. The Kasich administration promised enrollment...[ read more ]

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One of the biggest sticking points as Congress moves to repeal ObamaCare is how to handle the issue of individuals with pre-existing conditions. Some Republicans have even pledged to vote against any repeal and replace effort that fails to address this problem. Yet there must be a better way than the current top-down, heavy-handed approach that has led to skyrocketing...[ read more ]

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One of the most significant yet underreported outcomes of ObamaCare is its impact on the truly needy. Before ObamaCare, our country maintained a safety net that was reserved for our neediest neighbors. The Medicaid program, for example, primarily served poor children, seniors, and individuals with disabilities. But ObamaCare’s Medicaid expansion sought to change this. It sought to transform a safety...[ read more ]

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Late Monday, House GOP leaders released several changes to the American Health Care Act, the House’s vehicle for partially repealing and replacing ObamaCare. The amendment would eliminate enhanced funding for new Medicaid expansion states and reducing funding for new enrollees in existing expansion states, starting in 2020. These are both critical steps to protect limited dollars for the truly needy...[ read more ]

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By a vote of 55 to 32, the Arkansas House voted yesterday to pass HB1465. The bill, sponsored by Republican State Rep. Josh Miller, would require the Department of Human Services to ask the Trump administration for an enrollment freeze in the state’s out-of-control Medicaid expansion program. No existing enrollees would be removed but no new applications would be accepted....[ read more ]

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ObamaCare’s Medicaid expansion has devolved into a fiscal nightmare. Nationwide, more than twice as many able-bodied adults have enrolled in the Medicaid expansion than ever expected. In some states, they’ve enrolled more adults than thought to even be eligible, leaving taxpayers holding the bag. While Congress continues to debate the details and timing of repealing ObamaCare, states are clamoring for...[ read more ]

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When Arkansas legislators and then-Governor Mike Beebe expanded Medicaid to able-bodied adults through ObamaCare, supporters claimed their plan was something other states were closely watching and, before it was even implemented, was serving as a national model. What unfolded, however, was a fiscal and moral disaster that no other state dares to fully replicate. Recent reports indicate that Arkansas ObamaCare...[ read more ]

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ObamaCare’s Medicaid expansion launched less than three years ago, but states have already signed up more able-bodied adults than they ever expected to enroll. Many states have even enrolled more people than they thought would ever even be eligible. This welfare explosion threatens state funding for public safety, education, infrastructure, and programs for the truly needy. It also increases upward...[ read more ]