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FGA Announces New Welfare, Health Care, and Work Reforms for 2019

Naples, FL – The Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) announced new welfarehealth care, and work reforms that will empower states to combat rising health care costs, remove barriers to work for individuals seeking jobs, and empower more able-bodied Americans to experience the powerful benefits of work.

For the past six years, FGA has equipped lawmakers with the tools they need to implement commonsense, proven reforms to the problems their constituents face. FGA will continue working on its current reforms in addition to the new welfare, health care, and work solutions for 2019.

Association Health Plans (AHPs) and short-term plans will give small business owners, entrepreneurs, and people between jobs or in a time of transition more options to purchase affordable health insurance, lowering costs and helping up to three million uninsured individuals gain access to affordable coverage.

FGA’s Keep Americans Working reform will ensure that hard-working people don’t lose their jobs as a result of defaulting on college loans. The new Empower Independent Contractors reform updates state laws to ensure that those who work for themselves have the opportunity to do so, keeping more Americans at all skill and income levels working.

FGA will also build on its efforts to expand commonsense work requirements in welfare programs with its Parent Work Requirements for food stamps reform. Research has shown that all able-bodied adults—childless adults and parents alike—see positive impacts from work requirements.

“Americans are looking for solutions to rising health care costs and constricting barriers to work,” said Tarren Bragdon, CEO and President of FGA. “Our new reforms build on our past success with new, innovative solutions that will give millions of Americans the opportunity to create a better future for themselves and their families.”


The Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) is a non–profit, multi–state think tank that specializes in health care, welfare, and work reform. To learn more, visit

At FGA, we don’t just talk about changing policy—we make it happen.

By partnering with FGA through a gift, you can create more policy change that returns America to a country where entrepreneurship thrives, personal responsibility is rewarded, and paychecks replace welfare checks.