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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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When the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its score of the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), headlines flashed that 22 million Americans would lose their health coverage. According to its analysis, there will be 7 million fewer people in the individual health insurance market in 2026 if BCRA passes, with the remainder of projected coverage changes coming from those transitioning...[ read more ]

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State and local regulatory battles continue to plague sharing economy companies like Uber and Airbnb. However, their business models faced an existential—though underappreciated—threat from President Obama’s Department of Labor. In a positive step for independent workers and the consumers that they serve, U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta rescinded the problematic Obama-era regulatory guidance on independent contractor status this month...[ read more ]

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With Travis Kalanick stepping down as CEO of Uber this week, it is clear that the first half of 2017 has not been kind to Uber. Given that the global ridesharing company was once valued at nearly $70 billion, and that pitching startups as an "Uber for X" was once a practical necessity for accessing venture funding, it is understandable...[ 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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On May 25, the Maine Department of Health and Human Services released a report on how individuals who transitioned off Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) fared in the years that followed. This report follows Governor Paul LePage’s 2012 decision to enforce existing time limits for this supposedly temporary program’s eligibility. Despite claims that moving people off government assistance would...[ read more ]

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We can all agree on the need for a safety net for the most vulnerable among us: seniors, poor children and individuals with disabilities. Sadly, the expansion of Medicaid under Obamacare has put services for those least able to help themselves in jeopardy. To fix this, Illinois should freeze new enrollment in the expansion. This would allow those who enrolled...[ read more ]

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After seven years, North Carolina is on track to reform their past costly welfare expansions that have led to the state attracting many new enrollees, but trapped many in poverty in the process. The legislative reform agenda includes a vital and common sense change to increase the frequency of eligibility checks in order to stop paying for individuals that no...[ read more ]

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Under the governor, fewer Mainers are on welfare and more are working. Maine, which once led the nation in dependence on government welfare, is taking yet another step forward to fix its welfare system. After six years of tackling tough welfare problems, Maine’s governor, Paul LePage, recently introduced a bill to further overhaul taxpayer-funded benefits programs. The Welfare Reform for...[ read more ]