Another news cycle, another Republican governor decides to expand Medicaid with ObamaCare dollars.
Last Friday, Tennessee Republican Governor Bill Haslam joined Pennsylvania’s Tom Corbett, Indiana’s Mike Pence and others in trying to carve out a middle ground between a straight yes or no on expansion.
Haslam hasn’t committed himself to specifics, saying only that “sometime this fall” his administration will submit an alternative plan to federal regulators.
States like Wisconsin, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Arkansas and Iowa have won various levels of approval to use ObamaCare’s increased Medicaid funding to provide subsidized health insurance plans to some of the poorest members of their populations.
Expanding Medicaid is a tempting offer because the federal government pays…[more]
With his namesake ObamaCare in catastrophic slow-motion disintegration and his public approval numbers plummeting below his supposedly incompetent predecessor, Barack Obama is increasingly desperate to change the subject.
Cue his reliable class warfare cowbell.
This week, Obama preposterously labeled income redistribution “the defining challenge of our time” in a transparent effort to rally his suddenly demoralized base. Meanwhile, a new Gallup poll directly refutes Obama’s assertion, with only 1% – an ironic number – listing income inequality as…
"Too many Republicans are running on the promise that they will 'check' the president in some unspecified way. They are running as people who dislike Obamacare but have no plans to replace or alter it. But there are persuadable voters who worry that they will lose their health coverage if Republicans get their way, and ones who worry that Republicans will settle for Obamacare Lite. By keeping…[more]