Release: New Hampshire’s Financial Time Bomb

On March 2, 2016

NEW HAMPSHIRE’S FINANCIAL TIME BOMB The Looming Impact of Long-Term Care on Medicaid WOODSVILLE, NH – A new study, published by Federalism In Action, finds that America’s and New Hampshire’s long-term care service delivery and financing systems – as currently operating and likely to evolve – will not survive the coming demographic age wave. According […]

DSO’s Solve Medicaid’s Dental Woes

On August 20, 2015

By J. Scott Moody and Catherine Konieczny | Federalism In Action Half a decade after the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was enacted, lawmakers are still struggling to budget for the unforeseen consequences. While dental coverage for children must be provided under the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the level of coverage for adults varies by state.  However, one […]

E-Cigs Offer Mainers Improved Health Outcomes

On July 13, 2015

LD.1108, “An Act to Protect Children and the Public from Electronic Cigarette Vapor” is arguably well-intentioned, but misguided. Numerous scientific studies show that electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) not only reduce the harm from smoking, but can also be part of the successful path to smoking cessation. The term “e-cig” is misleading because there is no tobacco […]

Top 3 Local: The Backlash Against One-Size-Fits-All Education

On October 10, 2014

Happy Friday! It’s time for another installment of Federalism in Action’s Top 3 Local blog series. New to our site? If this is your first time stopping by, every Friday we find the top 3 stories that exemplify local people making local decisions across the country. We provide you with the best examples of “Federalism […]

Lessons from Oregon’s Medicaid Expansion

On May 3, 2013

The bombshell Oregon Medicaid study released this week should give all states pause as they consider plans to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. The study, the first randomized-controlled test of the system, showed that there were little positive health outcomes in the two years since Oregon expanded Medicaid coverage to thousands of individuals. […]

Catch-22 in the Cornhusker State with federal Medicaid dollars

On April 23, 2013

Federal funding continues to be a Catch-22 for states across the country. States certainly can’t survive without money from Washington D.C., and all too often, they can’t survive with it. Take Nebraska, for example. The economy in the Cornhusker State has improved this year, and per-capita income is on the rise. As a result, the federal government has announced […]

Supreme Court Recognizes Federalism Principles in Landmark Healthcare Decision

On April 5, 2013

“Congress may use its spending power to create incentives for States to act in accordance with federal policies. But when ‘pressure turns into compulsion’ ibid., the legislation runs contrary to our systems of federalism.” “Given its expansive scope, it is no surprise that Congress has employed the commerce power in a wide variety of ways […]

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