Obama Admin Also Pressuring Kansas, Tennessee to Expand Medicaid or Lose Funds
First Florida, then Texas, and now Kansas and Tennessee have been told by the Obama administration that unless they expand Medicaid under the rules laid out in ObamaCare the federal government will withhold payments from local hospitals.
Florida’s Republican Governor Rick Scott is so angry at the move he’s promised to sue the Obama administration for violating a 2012 U.S. Supreme Court ruling prohibiting the feds from conditioning Medicaid funding on ObamaCare expansion.
Yet this is precisely what the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is doing. According to Kaiser Health News, CMS “confirmed Tuesday that it gave officials in [Kansas and Tennessee] the same message that had been delivered to Texas and Florida about the risk to funding for so-called ‘uncompensated…[more]
With a March 1 deadline looming, it’s up to Senate Republicans to corral enough votes to fund the Department of Homeland Security before it goes into a temporary shutdown.
At least, that’s the message coming from House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH).
“You know, in the gift shop out here, they’ve got these little booklets on how a bill becomes a law,” Boehner said during a Wednesday press conference at the Capitol. “The House has done its job! Why don’t you go ask the Senate Democrats when they’re going to get off their ass and do something?!”…
"The routine problem with those who'd deny us the use of drones is that they don't offer practical alternatives. Contrary to the blather from the left that 'there's no military solution' to global jihad, the cold fact is that there's only a military solution -- and it will take a great deal of time and bloodshed.Two millennia of apocalyptic and messianic insurgencies around the world demonstrate --…[more]
—Ralph Peters, LTC, USA-Ret., Author, Columnist and Commentator
— Ralph Peters, LTC, USA-Ret., Author, Columnist and Commentator