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Washington, D.C. - Foundation for Government Accountability President and CEO Tarren Bragdon will testify before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions this morning during its hearing entitled "Stabilizing Premiums and Helping Individuals in the Individual Insurance Market for 2018: State Flexibility." Bragdon's remarks will focus on the unsustainable costs of health insurance that are facing consumers across...[ read more ]

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On Thursday, August 17, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe released a statement that indicated his intent to expand ObamaCare in Virginia in his outgoing biennial budget. The Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) opposes Gov. McAuliffe’s attempt to expand Medicaid to able-bodied adults and applauds the Virginia General Assembly for resisting the legislation. The expansion of Medicaid under ObamaCare to able-bodied, childless...[ read more ]

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Naples, FL – A new study, released today by the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA), found that adults with children who left the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program have higher incomes and are better off than they were before gaining their independence. The report, written by FGA’s Vice President for Research Jonathan Ingram and Senior Research Fellow Nic...[ read more ]

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Naples, FL – A new study has identified a major loophole in the structure of Medicaid that has led to massive cost overruns and a shortage in available funds for truly needy individuals. According to the study, eligibility expansions and loopholes have led to a perversion of Medicaid, creating an entitlement program for the middle-class. The report, How to Fix...[ read more ]

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Washington, D.C. — Revised text of the Better Care Reconciliation Act contains an important focus on much needed relief for patients drowning under the unsustainable costs of the Affordable Care Act. Changes include an amendment which provides patients the option of purchasing lower-cost plans that better meet their individual family needs. In addition, the revised text maintains provisions that will...[ read more ]

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Washington, D.C. – Senior Fellow Josh Archambault responded this morning to conclusions drawn by the Congressional Budget Office’s score of the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA). In his Forbes commentary, No Individual Market Losses In 2018, But Up 1 Million From 2017, Archambault notes that Congress needs to take a second look at the data used in the score and...[ read more ]

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Naples, FL - The Foundation for Government Accountability is pleased to announce the release of a new mini-book by Senior Research Fellow Jared Meyer as part of FGA’s Freedom to Prosper initiative. The mini-book, How Progressive Cities Fight Innovation (Encounter Books), explores the negative impact that local-level regulations have on innovative technologies and economic growth, often at the expense of...[ read more ]

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Washington, D.C. — The Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 is an important step forward in fixing the health insurance market damaged by ObamaCare and refocusing the Medicaid program on the truly needy. The bill maintains provisions from the House-passed American Health Care Act that will give states new flexibility to require able-bodied adults on Medicaid to work, train, or...[ read more ]

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Washington, D.C. — A new report released today by the Foundation for Government Accountability details the implications of skyrocketing Medicaid enrollment and its effects on increasing costs to maintain the program. The Congressional Budget Office expects federal Medicaid spending to nearly double during the next decade, reaching $650 billion per year by 2027. The American Health Care Act seeks to...[ read more ]

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Washington, D.C. — The Foundation for Government Accountability applauds the welfare reform measures proposed in the 2018 budget released today by the Trump Administration. FGA has long-touted the need for meaningful work-focused reforms of our Medicaid, food stamps, and other welfare programs. “We know that work is what works to lift people out of poverty,” said Tarren Bragdon, CEO of...[ read more ]