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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 […]

For a Healthy Utah Economy, Say No to Medicaid Expansion

On August 17, 2015

J. Scott Moody | State Budget Solutions Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as Obamacare, might in theory sound like a no-brainer. Its advocates claim that expanding Medicaid would come at no cost to Utah taxpayers — at least during its first three years of implementation. In the real world, however, there […]

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: Spring Training Edition

On March 28, 2015

After a two-week hiatus, our Top 3 Local series has returned. For those who are new to our site, here’s what that means: we strive to find three news items each week featuring “local people, making local decisions.” You might call it “federalism in action.” Read on for this week’s Top 3 Local stories. And […]

Top 3 Local: Modern-Day Sagebrush Rebellion

On February 6, 2015

Happy Friday! It’s now time for Federalism in Action’s weekly blog series, Top 3 Local. If you’re new to our site, here’s what it’s all about: each week, we collect three of the nation’s top stories featuring local people, making local decisions. You might call it “federalism in action.” Read on for this week’s Top […]

Top 3 Local: Happy School Choice Week!

On January 30, 2015

It’s Friday, which means it’s time for Federalism in Action’s weekly blog series, Top 3 Local. If you’re new to our site, here’s what it’s all about: each week, we collect three of the nation’s top stories featuring local people, making local decisions. You might call it “federalism in action.” Read on for this week’s Top 3 […]

Top 3 Local: Medicaid Expansion Will Hurt Tennessee Families

On November 21, 2014

It’s Friday! Before you head out for the weekend, check out our latest installment of the Federalism in Action Top 3 Local blog series. If this is your first time dropping by, here’s a quick overview of how it works: each week we collect 3 of the top stories that highlight local people making local […]

Response to Sven Wilson — Medicaid Expansion is Wrong for Utah

On October 9, 2014

Prof. Sven Wilson, Brigham Young University, recently responded to my op-ed on how expanding Medicaid will downshift the long-run economic growth in Utah. He accuses me of trying to “muddle this clear choice” for Medicaid expansion, but it is Wilson’s choice that fails on moral, economic, and good governance grounds. First, Wilson is incorrect when […]

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