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Trump Cuts Off States From Skimming Medicaid Payments For Big Labor

The Trump administration finalized a rule on Thursday scrapping a 2014 Medicaid regulation allowing states to divert payments meant for caretakers to unions. The Obama administration issued a regulation that protected a state practice that had, by that time, been practiced for decades. Since the 1990s, states have accepted Medicaid money from the federal government meant for home health service ...

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Eight Blue States Skimmed Millions Off Medicaid Caregiver Payments For Big Labor

  by Tim Pearce Eight blue states skimmed nearly $150 million from Medicaid payments to caregivers in 2017 to cover the workers’ agency fees and dues to labor unions, according to the free-market think tank The Freedom Foundation. California, Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington deducted the money from healthcare workers’ paychecks for overseeing the elderly and disabled. In many ...

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The Federal Government Will Spend $685 Billion Subsidizing Health Care in 2018

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  by Julie Cohen The federal government will spend $685 billion subsidizing health care for people under 65 in 2018, according to a Congressional Budget Office report released Wednesday. The funds are expected to equal 3.4 percent of gross domestic product in 2018, creeping up to 3.9 percent by 2028. The majority of this money will go towards Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance ...

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Obamacare Medicaid Expansion Deathtrap exposed

Obamacare has failed the American people

WASHINGTON, DC, Apr 6 – “The Affordable Care Act has proven itself deficient on many levels since the Democrats in Congress enacted it in 2010, without a single Republican vote to be found. But, Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion component is one of the most egregious examples of its failure,” according to Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens. There’s ...

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It Would Be ‘Priceless’ If Romney Admitted He Was Wrong

John C. Goodman challenges Americans to rethink healthcare in his book from the Independent Institute, Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis. In the wake of the Supreme Court decision that determined that the individual mandate was constitutional, there has been much talk about “repeal and replace.” That has lead to the question, what does the GOP have to offer to replace ...

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How Much Does The Government Really Have To Buy A Vote?

A break down of exactly how much does the government REALLY has to buy votes, who pays taxes, who does’t pay taxes, and how much each department spends. Bill Whittle calls Barack Obama’s $1 billion that he will spend to get re-elected “chump change” in comparison. These Big Government statistics are 22,000 times that amount… and each dollar is spent ...

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Hell Hath No Fury Like A Mama Grizzly Denied

It is no secret that Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security are in major need of overhauling. In fact, these three entitlements are some of the most heavily debated issues for both political parties. What no one on either side of the political aisle will stop and think about is how the abuses of these systems that were created to help ...

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A Better Way To Cut The Deficit

The Congressional Supercommittee has failed to come up with a deficit reduction plan. Personally, I’m thankful for that, since the very existence of the “supercommittee” was a Constitutional violation. I won’t get into a long explanation here of the debated cuts-which-weren’t-actually-cuts, or the sequestration of funds, or the odd process by which the supercommittee would have presented a bill. It ...

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The Herman Cain/ Newt Gingrich Sit-Down

Last night two GOP Presidential candidates squared off in what was referred to as a Lincoln-Douglas style debate. CSPAN really came through in a grand scale by airing the complete debate, and they should be commended for that decision. The debate was sponsored by the Texas Tea Party Patriot PAC, and was more of an informal sit-down discussion between Herman ...

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Put Me In Charge

This is  a newspaper article that was originally published on November 18, 2010 in the Waco Tribune Herald in Waco, Texas. I first read it in an email that was forwarded to me by our staff cartoonist, the ever talented A.F. Branco, and it is just too good not to share!  The email asked if I would have the guts to pass ...

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State Medicaid Budgets Slashed / Where’s the Outrage?

As we see President Obama currently campaigning across America and telling citizens that Republicans are out to hurt the poor, pollute the air and push Granny off the cliff, we see that the President’s administration is approving cuts to State medicaid healthcare programs, some of the them seeing as much as a 10% total reduction in funding. With medicaid costs ...

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Congressional "Super Committee" Meets, THCA Urges Protection From Texas Rep. Hensarling Co-Chairman

Texas Nursing Home Advocates Encourage Co-Chairman Hensarling to Maintain Adequate Medicare and Medicaid Funding for Preservation of Quality Care, Key Caregiver Jobs AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Texas Health Care Association (THCA) today praised the 12 bipartisan U.S. House and Senate members of the Congressional “super committee” for convening their initial meeting in Washington, and urged committee co-chairman Jeb. Hensarling ...

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Boehner Releases Framework of Debt Ceiling Deal

On Sunday night, Obama announced that a deal on the debt ceiling had been reached. While House minority leader Nancy Pelosi was saying that some or none of her Democrats might vote for the proposal, House Speaker Boehner held a conference with the leaders on the right side of the aisle. Later Sunday night, he released the details of the ...

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Bachmann Campaign Responds to Questions on Medicaid Payments

Washington, D.C. – Bachmann for President Spokeswoman Alice Stewart has issued the following statement in response to questions regarding Bachmann and Associates Counseling Clinic receiving payments from the Minnesota Medicaid Program: “Medicaid is a valuable form of insurance for many Americans and it would be discriminatory not to accept Medicaid as a form of payment. As a state-sponsored counseling service, ...

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