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Medicaid Reform Offers More Compassionate Options for the Poor

Financing for Medicaid, the national entitlement program providing health care for the poor, is shared with the states under a federal formula, with the federal government paying about 60 percent of the total costs. Under President Barack Obama, provided with a rocket boost from Obamacare, spending on Medicaid is exploding. Total future costs to state governments are estimated to exceed the costs incurred by the federal government by an additional 66 percent. The National Association of State...

Federal Regulators’ War on Toys Strangles Businesses

This month, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) proposed new rules governing toy magnet sets, in response to seemingly rare accidents involving accidental ingestion of the products. Almost exclusively marketed to adults, such products contain small magnetic objects intended to be used as puzzles, sculpture building sets, and stress relievers. First spurring the regulatory agency into action in 2012, 100 cases of children eating the magnet were reported to the CPSC between 2009 and...

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