Research in "Welfare Reform"

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Too many Americans are trapped in failing welfare programs and the problem is getting worse. The number of people dependent on government has exploded in recent years, largely due to state and federal expansions. This was driven by the misguided conventional wisdom that the best way to reduce poverty is to expand welfare to more people and hope...[ read more ]

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Who has ObamaCare picked to win with Medicaid expansion in Wyoming? Up to 25,000 able-bodied adults.  More than 75 percent of them have no disability or dependent children to support keeping them from meaningful employment.  Nearly half don't work at all. Get the facts on ObamaCare's Medicaid expansion.  Wrong for patients, wrong for taxpayers, and wrong for Wyoming!     ...[ read more ]

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SNAP To It: Restoring Work Requirements Will Help Solve the Food Stamp Crisis AUTHORED BY: Jonathan Ingram | Research Director Nic Horton | Policy Impact Specialist EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The food stamp program is one of the largest and fastest-growing welfare entitlements in the federal budget. Total enrollment reached a whopping 48 million in 2013, one of many record highs plaguing...[ read more ]

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The Foundation for Government Accountability commissioned a poll of 715 ObamaCare exchange enrollees. All enrollees surveyed live in one of the 34 states that are using the HealthCare.gov ObamaCare exchange. Based on their reported income, the vast majority of these enrollees are eligible for subsidies and, as a result, many of these enrollees could be personally impacted by...[ read more ]

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A new report out today by FGA Senior Fellow Josh Archambault highlights the numerous benefits of adding more competition into the health care marketplace by better utilizing Ambulatory surgical centers. You can read the full report here and download a copy of the report below. [wpfilebase tag=file id=37 /]   EXECUTIVE SUMMARY For too long much of the attention related to health...[ read more ]

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The report, “Stop the Scam,” identified a number of issues with Medicaid, food stamps, and other welfare programs around the country. Many states simply weren’t conducting the proper eligibility verification processes, and many others neglected to verify that beneficiaries remained eligible. Download the full results of our research below. [wpfilebase tag=file id=6 /] [wpfilebase tag=file id=7 /]

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AUTHORED BY Jonathan Ingram | Research Director Nicholas Horton | Policy Impact Specialist OVERVIEW Across the country, states that opted into ObamaCare’s Medicaid expansion have seen the number of able-bodied adults on welfare skyrocket beyond expectations. In fact, after just one year of ObamaCare expansion, several states have already seen more adults sign up for Medicaid welfare than they thought...[ read more ]

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Stop the Scam: HOW TO PREVENT WELFARE FRAUD IN YOUR STATE AUTHORED BY: Jonathan Ingram / Research Director EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The cost of welfare fraud and abuse is substantial. Not only do welfare scams result in millions of taxpayer dollars paid out to ineligible, undeserving fraudsters, they also steal limited resources away from truly needy individuals and families. Put simply, welfare...[ read more ]