Newspaper Articles – Tom Gantert

Obamacare Primarily Expands Medicaid

Four years ago, the White House argued the Affordable Care Act would make “affordable, high-quality care” accessible to an estimated 50.7 million uninsured Americans.

FDA Considers New Label Requirements

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is proposing an update to requirements regarding nutritional labels on food, which it claims will help consumers maintain healthy dietary practices.

Walmart Cuts Insurance for Part-timers

When Walmart announced on its corporate blog earlier this year it would stop providing health care benefits to employees who worked less than 30 hours, some commenters on the blog attacked the corp

Private Toll Roads Present Better Options for States’ Consumers, Budgets

As some states look more and more at toll roads as a solution to paying for neglected highways, one transportation export is warning about using toll roads as “cash cows.” Instead, other states are

Union Organizes Home Health Workers in Minnesota

When the Service Employees International Union in Minnesota announced its victory in unionizing 27,000 home health care workers in August, it celebrated in a rapidly changing political environment.

Study: ‘Cash for Clunkers’ Reduced Spending

The Obama administration has hailed the“cash-for-clunkers” stimulus program for its part in the automobile industry recovery.

Detroit Backs Pension Cuts; Some Say New Retirement System Is Needed

When the City of Detroit’s employees and retirees approved a plan in late July to cut benefits to their pension as part of the bankruptcy proceedings, Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr lauded the deal as

State Hands Detroit $195 Million; Pensions Remain Big Bankruptcy Issue

The $195 million bailout of bankrupt Detroit that Michigan legislators approved in June prevented steeper cuts to the city’s pensions but does little to solve longstanding pension problems.

Michigan Legislator Wants to Legalize Ticket ‘Scalping’

For Tim Kelly, the principle is simple: If someone buys a ticket to an event, it’s up to that person what to do with it.