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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 ]

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The Foundations of Government Accountability's 2015 policy solutions. Documents include: 2015 FGA Health and Welfare Policy Solutions, Stop the Scam Overview, Welfare Fraud Prevention Act, Food Stamp Emergency, Food Stamp Reform Legislation, Shop to Save Overview, Short Term Insurance Overview, Safe Families Overview, Supporting and Strengthening Families Act and 2015 FGA Resources on Medicaid Expansion. [wpfilebase tag=file id=8 /] [wpfilebase tag=file...[ read more ]

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY State lawmakers across the country are looking for an escape hatch from ObamaCare. A number of health care consultants have recommended Section 1332 waivers as a cure for ObamaCare’s biggest problems, promising that states will gain unprecedented flexibility to implement innovative, state-led reforms. This is a dangerous idea. Instead of an innovative escape hatch from ObamaCare, Section 1332...[ read more ]

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But they still cannot turn terrible policy into a good one. As the welfare state has grown year over year, so has its impact on government budgets at every level, as well as the number of Americans trapped in welfare dependence. The challenge for lawmakers is to rein in the welfare state and promote polities to lift people out of...[ read more ]

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The immoral funding formula of ObamaCare's Medicaid expansion puts the neediest patients at risk. From Jonathan Ingram's report: “But for us Democrats, ObamaCare is a badge of honor. Because no matter who you are, what stage of life you're in, this law is a good thing.” Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, 2012 Democratic National Convention, 9/4/2012...[ read more ]

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The immoral funding formula of ObamaCare's Medicaid expansion puts the neediest patients at risk. From Jonathan Ingram's report: “But for us Democrats, ObamaCare is a badge of honor. Because no matter who you are, what stage of life you're in, this law is a good thing.” Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, 2012 Democratic National Convention, 9/4/2012...[ read more ]

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TO: Indiana Legislators and Conservative Health Policy LeadersFROM: Jonathan Ingram, Director of ResearchRE: Debunking Governor Mike Pence's Medicaid Expansion PromisesDATE: June 11, 2014 In May, Governor Mike Pence (R-IN) announced his plan to implement an ObamaCare Medicaid expansion in Indiana, dubbed “Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0.” Over at Forbes, we highlighted a few of the major flaws in Gov. Pence's ObamaCare...[ read more ]

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Rhode Island House Committee on Finance The Rhode Island Health Benefits Exchange ActMay 28, 2014 Josh Archambault Senior Fellow josh@thefga.org Chairman Gallison and members of the Finance Committee. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to testify. My name is Josh Archambault, and I am a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA), a non-partisan think tank focused...[ read more ]