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Limiting Managed Care to the Public Sector

This is an excerpt of a larger commentary, posted at partyhardpolitics.com         Managed care in Medicaid has been very effectively sold to political conservatives based on its clear fiscal benefits. There is little doubt in the mind of a prudent economic thinker that giving a for-profit company financial responsibility for a patient’s health … Continue reading

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The Underwhelming Tax Credit

The farther America gets into the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act, the more piecemeal the law seems. At the center of it lies a complex network of methods for reducing the number of uninsured Americans, with little regard for how these methods will react with one another, and with little regard for their effect on … Continue reading

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Once Again, Florida vs. US

Yesterday, the Department of Justice made clear its intentions to seek a court injunction against the State of Florida for its ‘purge’ of illegal voters on the state’s rolls. This is only the latest episode in a long-term struggle between the Florida State Department and various federal agencies to gain cooperation over determining voter citizenship … Continue reading

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Focus on the Exchanges

It is important in nearly any political argument to win both the battle of ideas and the battle of substance. In the recent debate over the Affordable Care Act, conservative opponents have done an excellent job of drawing attention to the individual mandate’s circumvention of our basic American liberty to use our resources how we … Continue reading