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Biden must not kill off short-term health plans

Democratic lawmakers are looking to limit patient choice in the health insurance market. Forty of them just sent a letter to the Biden administration urging regulators to undo a Trump-era rule that expanded access to short-term health plans. President Joe Biden is sympathetic to their pleas. He called short-term plans “junk” during …

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Medicaid Expansion Would Only Expand Waste And Poor Care

Expanding Medicaid is popular, according to new survey data from the Kaiser Family Foundation. Two-thirds of Americans living in the 12 states that have not expanded the program as prescribed by Obamacare want their leaders to change course and boost enrollment. Perhaps they’ll change their minds after reviewing the latest data on …

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Permanent Solutions or Band-Aids: Solving the Decades-Old California Homelessness Crisis

California’s budget last year contained $12 billion, a record number, to address homelessness. Yet, California has the largest homeless population in the nation with, as of January 2020, around 161,500 individuals. California is one of the few states that experienced one of the largest homelessness increases between 2019-2020 with a …

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Earth Day: How To Avoid Discussion Of Real California Issues

Conspicuously missing from the Los Angeles mayor’s race, the Los Angeles Times “reported” last month, was an adequate focus on climate change. No surprise that the Times’ ​​culture columnist and critic followed up by writing that “the only thing we should be talking about is the climate crisis.” Rather than …

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Pay No Attention to the Healthcare Catastrophe Behind the Curtain

A new report from the Biden administration purports to be a clear-eyed assessment of where the Affordable Care Act stands after 12 years on the books. In fact, it’s a piece of pro-Obamacare propaganda — and an especially dishonest one at that. Titled “The State of the ACA,” the study opens with the …

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California… We Gotta Get Outta This Place

Last fall, The Babylon Bee posted a piece of biting satire that said the U-Haul company had named Gov. Gavin Newsom as its salesperson of the year for the third time in a row “after a record-setting sales quarter.” “Thanks to Gavin Newsom, literally every middle-class family has moved out …

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Assembly Progressives’ Solution to Astronomical Gas Prices? Increase Taxes on Gas

Only in California will you witness Assembly progressives hijacking a bill that suspends a tax to gut-and-amend it with language that enacts a new tax. Assemblymember Kevin Kiley (R-Rocklin) introduced Assembly Bill 1638 at the beginning of this year in response to the considerable jump in gas prices following the …

Agriculture

Prop 12 puts food security, animal health at risk

Livestock raising has long been a complex and misunderstood issue outside the agricultural community. Large communal pens often are considered the most humane by casual observers, but they do not tell the whole story. That is the case with California’s Proposition 12. The legislation created problematic perimeters for housing of …

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California’s Poor Literacy Rates Makes Case for School Choice

When PRI pointed out a few years ago that California had the highest poverty rate in the nation, it’s fair to say it caught many by surprise. How could the biggest state economy in the country, brimming with tech, entertainment, and financial institution wealth, have so many poor? Turns out …

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Why A Public Option Would Not Be Successful

Editor’s Note:  Last week, PRI President, CEO, and Thomas W. Smith Fellow in Health Care Policy Sally C. Pipes participated in a debate on the public option at the annual conference of the National Council of Insurance Legislators conference in Las Vegas.    Nevada Assemblywoman Maggie Carlton moderated the debate.  …

Commentary

Biden must not kill off short-term health plans

Democratic lawmakers are looking to limit patient choice in the health insurance market. Forty of them just sent a letter to the Biden administration urging regulators to undo a Trump-era rule that expanded access to short-term health plans. President Joe Biden is sympathetic to their pleas. He called short-term plans “junk” during …

Commentary

Medicaid Expansion Would Only Expand Waste And Poor Care

Expanding Medicaid is popular, according to new survey data from the Kaiser Family Foundation. Two-thirds of Americans living in the 12 states that have not expanded the program as prescribed by Obamacare want their leaders to change course and boost enrollment. Perhaps they’ll change their minds after reviewing the latest data on …

Blog

Permanent Solutions or Band-Aids: Solving the Decades-Old California Homelessness Crisis

California’s budget last year contained $12 billion, a record number, to address homelessness. Yet, California has the largest homeless population in the nation with, as of January 2020, around 161,500 individuals. California is one of the few states that experienced one of the largest homelessness increases between 2019-2020 with a …

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Earth Day: How To Avoid Discussion Of Real California Issues

Conspicuously missing from the Los Angeles mayor’s race, the Los Angeles Times “reported” last month, was an adequate focus on climate change. No surprise that the Times’ ​​culture columnist and critic followed up by writing that “the only thing we should be talking about is the climate crisis.” Rather than …

Commentary

Pay No Attention to the Healthcare Catastrophe Behind the Curtain

A new report from the Biden administration purports to be a clear-eyed assessment of where the Affordable Care Act stands after 12 years on the books. In fact, it’s a piece of pro-Obamacare propaganda — and an especially dishonest one at that. Titled “The State of the ACA,” the study opens with the …

Blog

California… We Gotta Get Outta This Place

Last fall, The Babylon Bee posted a piece of biting satire that said the U-Haul company had named Gov. Gavin Newsom as its salesperson of the year for the third time in a row “after a record-setting sales quarter.” “Thanks to Gavin Newsom, literally every middle-class family has moved out …

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Assembly Progressives’ Solution to Astronomical Gas Prices? Increase Taxes on Gas

Only in California will you witness Assembly progressives hijacking a bill that suspends a tax to gut-and-amend it with language that enacts a new tax. Assemblymember Kevin Kiley (R-Rocklin) introduced Assembly Bill 1638 at the beginning of this year in response to the considerable jump in gas prices following the …

Agriculture

Prop 12 puts food security, animal health at risk

Livestock raising has long been a complex and misunderstood issue outside the agricultural community. Large communal pens often are considered the most humane by casual observers, but they do not tell the whole story. That is the case with California’s Proposition 12. The legislation created problematic perimeters for housing of …

Blog

California’s Poor Literacy Rates Makes Case for School Choice

When PRI pointed out a few years ago that California had the highest poverty rate in the nation, it’s fair to say it caught many by surprise. How could the biggest state economy in the country, brimming with tech, entertainment, and financial institution wealth, have so many poor? Turns out …

Blog

Why A Public Option Would Not Be Successful

Editor’s Note:  Last week, PRI President, CEO, and Thomas W. Smith Fellow in Health Care Policy Sally C. Pipes participated in a debate on the public option at the annual conference of the National Council of Insurance Legislators conference in Las Vegas.    Nevada Assemblywoman Maggie Carlton moderated the debate.  …

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