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TO: Indiana Legislators and Conservative Health Policy Leaders FROM: Jonathan Ingram and Christie Herrera, Foundation for Government Accountability RE: Governor Mike Pence's Medicaid Expansion Announcement DATE: May 15, 2014 Today, Governor Mike Pence announced plans to implement ObamaCare's Medicaid expansion using tenets of the Healthy Indiana Plan. Now in its seventh year of operation, the Healthy Indiana Plan currently extends...[ read more ]

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Read the full report EXECUTIVE SUMMARY When Iowa passed the Iowa Health and Wellness Plan, supporters argued it was a state-focused free-market Medicaid expansion alternative that would draw “free” money from Washington without having to implement traditional ObamaCare expansion. Those who oppose Medicaid expansion but trusted supporters who said the Iowa plan was a common sense workaround to ObamaCare expansion...[ read more ]

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May 12, 2014 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY When Iowa passed the Iowa Health and Wellness Plan, supporters argued it was a state-focused free-market Medicaid expansion alternative that would draw “free” money from Washington without having to implement traditional ObamaCare expansion. Those who oppose Medicaid expansion but trusted supporters who said the Iowa plan was a common sense workaround to ObamaCare expansion are...[ read more ]

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On the call: Robert Alt | President, Buckeye Institute for Public Policy Solutions Ed Haislmaier | Senior Health Care Advisor, National Federation of Independent Business April 4, 2014 Jonathan Ingram Hello everyone and thank you for joining me. I'm Jonathan Ingram, the Director of Research at the Foundation for Government Accountability. FGA builds paths to better lives by equipping state...[ read more ]

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March 25, 2014 Americans for Prosperity-Maine and the Foundation for Government Accountability commissioned a poll of 581 likely voters in the State of Maine between Tuesday, March 11 and Monday, March 24. Likely voters were defined as having participated in three or more of the last four statewide elections and were randomly selected for participation from a database of registered...[ read more ]

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On the call: Jonathan Ingram | Director of Research, Foundation for Government Accountability Dr. Robert Graboyes | Senior Health Care Advisor, National Federation of Independent Business March 14, 2014 http://uncoverobamacare.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/DOES-MEDICAID-EXPANSION-REALLY-HELP-EMPLOYERS-.mp3 Jonathan Bechtle Hello, everyone. I'm Jonathan Bechtle, the COO and the general counsel of the Foundation for Government Accountability. I want to welcome all of you to today's call. The...[ read more ]

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JACKSON HEWITT'S WARNINGS OF SUBSTANTIAL EMPLOYER PENALTIES ABSENT MEDICAID EXPANSION ARE SEVERELY FLAWED EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ObamaCare compels lawmakers throughout the states to decide whether or not to expand their Medicaid programs to enroll individuals earning up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL)—mostly working-age, able-bodied adults without children. Medicaid funding already consumes large portions of every state's budget,...[ read more ]

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY In its June 2012 decision to uphold the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as ObamaCare, the U.S. Supreme Court also held that states were not required to implement an expansion of Medicaid, which the law initially mandated. This leaves Montana policymakers with a choice; accept federal funding to expand Montana Medicaid to cover able-bodied,...[ read more ]

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The Foundation for Government Accountability commissioned a poll executed by Action Point Campaigns of 469 likely voters in the Commonwealth of Virginia between March 7, 2014 and March 9 2014. Likely voters were defined as having participated in three or more of the last four statewide elections and were randomly selected for participation from a database of registered voters. The...[ read more ]