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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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Volunteer Care: Affordable Health Care Without Growing Government AUTHORED BY Patrick Ishmael | Visiting Research Fellow Jonathan Ingram | Vice President of Research INTRODUCTION Physicians, dentists, and other medical professionals are ready, willing, and able to donate their time to care for low-income patients. Florida’s Volunteer Health Services program is one example how innovative solutions can leverage existing medical resources...[ read more ]

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Safe Families: Unleashing the Power of Community to Care for Children Authored by: Andrew Brown Senior Fellow GOVERNMENT-RUN FOSTER CARE IS FAILING KIDS At any given time, an average of nearly 403,000 children are languishing in foster care in the United States. Within the last year alone, the number of children in foster care in the U.S. spiked by more...[ 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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GOVERNMENT-RUN FOSTER CARE IS FAILING KIDS At any given time, an average of nearly 403,000 children are languishing in foster care in the United States. Within the last year alone, the number of children in foster care in the U.S. spiked by more than 14,000 children to a population of 415,129 during FY 2014. These vulnerable children deserve safety, love,...[ read more ]