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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 specific 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 picked up by the federal government by an additional 66 percent. The National Association of State...

Insurance Premiums Are Rising Though President Claims the Opposite

Insurance affordability was the great promise of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) when he signed the law in 2010. On the campaign trail in 2008 President Obama promised his plan would “lower premiums by up to $2,500 for a typical family per year.” Four years later, Obama still touts the savings for Americans from his law, claiming his signature legislation is making health care premiums more affordable. "If we hadn’t taken this on, and premiums had kept growing at the rate they did...

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