The Utah Health Exchange is the model some conservatives believe can be used to push back against Obamacare.
Witness the July 16 Wall Street Journal soundly rejecting regulatory guidance on what the administration is now calling “Affordable Insurance Exchanges,” but encouraging governors to get on the exchange bandwagon, in the hope they can build superior free-market exchanges. Read More
It’s a short law with big potential: SB 5596, signed by Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire at the end of May, is only three pages long. Nevertheless, it puts Washington state on a path to Medicaid solvency and sets an example for California and the nation. Read More
Congress remains gridlocked on many important issues but not every politician is afraid to challenge the unsustainable growth of Medicaid. Consider S. 1031, by Sen. Tom Coburn.
This measure would increase local control over Medicaid spending and improve the incentives that have led politicians to trap ever more low-income citizens in poverty and the poor access to care that characterizes this top-heavy system. Read More
The previous congressional majority managed to jam Obamacare down the throats of an increasingly resistant nation. Now the fight against Obamacare may have delivered a shock to the system that goes beyond this single issue.
Public-opinion polls consistently reveal an extremely poorly informed public with no coherent commitment to reducing the role of Big Government. Read More
Last month, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli successfully argued that the so-called “individual mandate” in Obamacare was outside congressional competence. Advocates of individual choice in health care cheered a significant victory, but this is not the final judicial word on Obamacare. Read More