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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]

April 23, 2015 • 03:19 pm
 Florida Will Sue to Stop ObamaCare Coercion to Expand Medicaid

Florida Will Sue to Stop ObamaCare Coercion to Expand Medicaid

The principles at stake are whether the federal government can force states to participate in spending programs against their will, and whether the executive branch can ignore a clear command by the U.S. Supreme Court that it cannot.

 Ten Years After Kelo, Supreme Court Can Make Property Rights Course Correction

Ten Years After Kelo, Supreme Court Can Make Property Rights Course Correction

Can government confiscate, in the name of regulating prices and market micromanagement, up to half of a farmer's crops without providing just compensation?

Three Senators, Three Challenges: Cruz, Paul, Rubio and the Road to the White House

Three Senators, Three Challenges: Cruz, Paul, Rubio and the Road to the White House

At present, there are nearly three-dozen other Republicans considering a White House bid in 2016. And that ups the stakes for Messrs. Cruz, Paul and Rubio considerably.

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The Fraud Behind Some of America's Mass Tort Cases

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— Ralph Peters, LTC, USA-Ret., Author, Columnist and Commentator
 
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