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Medicaid, Medicare Threaten New Mexico’s Budget

High health care costs in government programs and other expenses have New Mexico on its way to becoming the Greece of the United States. One out of every 2.5 New Mexico residents is on Medicaid, compared to the national average of one out of every 4.5 Americans, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. New Mexico, similar to Greece, is becoming a textbook example of what happens when politicians hand out too much to people without requiring anything in return, the Albuquerque Journal observed in a...

States Consider Closing Health Insurance Exchanges in Wake of Court’s Decision

In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s (SCOTUS) decision in King v. Burwell, Republican state legislators in states that formed state health insurance exchanges during the implementation of Obamacare are actively seeking to transfer those operations to the federal government. With federal contributions for states’ implementation of Obamacare beginning to run out, these lawmakers argue operating a state health insurance exchange is a luxury their taxpayers can’t afford. No more federal grants...

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