Newspaper Articles – Jim Waters

Trump Reiterates Support for Single-Payer

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says Obamacare is a disaster, yet he continues to publicly support the idea of a national single-payer health care system for the U

Kynect Insurers Request Double-Digit Premium Hikes

The Kentucky Health Cooperative, the largest insurer on Kynect, Kentucky’s Obamacare health insurance exchange, proposed a 25.1 percent health insurance premium rate increase for

Obamacare Spurs Double-Digit Rate Increases for 2016

Health insurers are seeking double-digit rate increases in 2016 to continue covering enrollees in the Obamacare health insurance exchanges.

Excessive Obamacare Costs Cause Many to Avoid Needed Care

Many lower- and middle-income Americans who purchased insurance on government-run health insurance exchanges are skipping needed tests and doctor’s visits, a new study has found.

Survey: Obamacare Strains Emergency Rooms

Three-quarters of the 2,099 doctors responding to the nationwide survey conducted by the American College of Emergency Physicians indicate they have seen an increase in emergency

Kentucky Considers Certificate of Need Reforms

Pointing to a need to “modernize the Certificate of Need program,” the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (KCHFS) indicated in a public memo it plans on “exempting se

Texans Debate School Choice Possibilities

While Texas lawmakers have so far proposed relatively small school choice programs, more than that may happen in this legislative session, say local observers.

Texans Debate School Choice Possibilities (short)

The Texas legislature has been consumed with education during this year’s session, debating lifting the state’s charter school cap, reconsidering 15 tests students must take to graduate, and a cour

Louisiana Parents: Our Voucher Schools Are ‘Wonderful’

Louisiana parents remain largely satisfied with their kids’ new private schools four months after joining a program that expanded New Orleans vouchers statewide, according to numbers from the state

Indiana Bill Would Expand Nation’s Largest Voucher Program

House Bill 1003 would lift a spending cap on Indiana’s voucher program and ditch a requirement that students attend public school for a year before becoming eligible.