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California Lost, California Regained

Gov. Gavin Newsom, running for his political life, is right, not everything is grim in California. At the same time, a lot of damage has been done over the last 25 years. Don’t believe it? Take a look at any list that ranks the states for any reason and California …

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Medicare And Medicaid Turn 56 Today. That’s Not Exactly Cause For Celebration.

Today, Medicare and Medicaid mark their 56th birthday. They were signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson to ensure that seniors and the poor had access to quality, affordable health coverage as part of his Great Society. They’ve grown far beyond what their creators envisioned. In 1967, the House Ways …

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Well-Intentioned Program May Actually Saddle Low-Income Families with Overwhelming Debt

Local government ordinances in California often require that a portion of homes in new housing projects be made available to low-income buyers. One program in a Southern California city may not only fail to help low-income buyers, but it may actually harm already disadvantaged buyers. Collett Crossings is a small …

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Democrats $3.5 Trillion Budget Leaves the Health Care Sector as Broken as Ever

One of the most striking aspects of the $3.5 trillion budget resolution proposed last week by Senate Democrats is how little it does to improve America’s ailing healthcare system. The plan funnels massive sums of money into everything from Medicare and Medicaid to Obamacare’s premium tax credits. But it utterly fails to …

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Biden Takes Obamacare From Bad to Worse

The Biden administration just announced a set of new proposals aimed at expanding access to coverage through Obamacare’s health insurance exchanges. The actual effects of these reforms will be inconsequential at best — and at worst, harmful. The main problem with the online marketplaces is that the plans on offer …

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Stop The Bid To Expand Medicare

Progressives in Congress are laying the groundwork to expand Medicare by the slimmest of margins later this year. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., the head of the Senate Budget Committee, is teeing up a $6 trillion legislative package that would, among other things, lower the age at which older adults become …

Business & Economics

Basic Income: High Praise but Poor Results

Handing out taxpayer dollars in the form of basic incomes is the latest policy rage. The Los Angeles Times reports there’s “a growing enthusiasm for basic income programs.” Vox says “guaranteed income is graduating from charity to public policy.” At KQED, they’re giving Oaklanders tips on how they can apply for the city’s …

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States are better off without Medicaid expansion

Congressional Democrats are debating several ways to offer Medicaid coverage to low-income, able-bodied adults in the 12 states that have refused to expand the program under Obamacare. Spending more federal dollars on the country’s largest entitlement is a bad idea. Medicaid is an unsustainable program that costs a fortune yet …

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Biden’s Self-Congratulation Can’t Cover up Obamacare’s Failings

The Biden administration is patting itself on the back for a supposed milestone in American health care. According to a new report from the Department of Health and Human Services, “31 million Americans have health coverage through the Affordable Care Act — a record.” But a closer look at the report reveals …

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What Americans can Learn from Argentina’s Infrastructure Spending

We were sixth in line when the banker came outside to address the long line which stretched down the street for half a mile. He spoke in Spanish, “we are all out of money, come back next week!” I shook my head in frustration, wondering how we would buy food …

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California Lost, California Regained

Gov. Gavin Newsom, running for his political life, is right, not everything is grim in California. At the same time, a lot of damage has been done over the last 25 years. Don’t believe it? Take a look at any list that ranks the states for any reason and California …

Commentary

Medicare And Medicaid Turn 56 Today. That’s Not Exactly Cause For Celebration.

Today, Medicare and Medicaid mark their 56th birthday. They were signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson to ensure that seniors and the poor had access to quality, affordable health coverage as part of his Great Society. They’ve grown far beyond what their creators envisioned. In 1967, the House Ways …

Blog

Well-Intentioned Program May Actually Saddle Low-Income Families with Overwhelming Debt

Local government ordinances in California often require that a portion of homes in new housing projects be made available to low-income buyers. One program in a Southern California city may not only fail to help low-income buyers, but it may actually harm already disadvantaged buyers. Collett Crossings is a small …

Commentary

Democrats $3.5 Trillion Budget Leaves the Health Care Sector as Broken as Ever

One of the most striking aspects of the $3.5 trillion budget resolution proposed last week by Senate Democrats is how little it does to improve America’s ailing healthcare system. The plan funnels massive sums of money into everything from Medicare and Medicaid to Obamacare’s premium tax credits. But it utterly fails to …

Commentary

Biden Takes Obamacare From Bad to Worse

The Biden administration just announced a set of new proposals aimed at expanding access to coverage through Obamacare’s health insurance exchanges. The actual effects of these reforms will be inconsequential at best — and at worst, harmful. The main problem with the online marketplaces is that the plans on offer …

Commentary

Stop The Bid To Expand Medicare

Progressives in Congress are laying the groundwork to expand Medicare by the slimmest of margins later this year. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., the head of the Senate Budget Committee, is teeing up a $6 trillion legislative package that would, among other things, lower the age at which older adults become …

Business & Economics

Basic Income: High Praise but Poor Results

Handing out taxpayer dollars in the form of basic incomes is the latest policy rage. The Los Angeles Times reports there’s “a growing enthusiasm for basic income programs.” Vox says “guaranteed income is graduating from charity to public policy.” At KQED, they’re giving Oaklanders tips on how they can apply for the city’s …

Commentary

States are better off without Medicaid expansion

Congressional Democrats are debating several ways to offer Medicaid coverage to low-income, able-bodied adults in the 12 states that have refused to expand the program under Obamacare. Spending more federal dollars on the country’s largest entitlement is a bad idea. Medicaid is an unsustainable program that costs a fortune yet …

Commentary

Biden’s Self-Congratulation Can’t Cover up Obamacare’s Failings

The Biden administration is patting itself on the back for a supposed milestone in American health care. According to a new report from the Department of Health and Human Services, “31 million Americans have health coverage through the Affordable Care Act — a record.” But a closer look at the report reveals …

Blog

What Americans can Learn from Argentina’s Infrastructure Spending

We were sixth in line when the banker came outside to address the long line which stretched down the street for half a mile. He spoke in Spanish, “we are all out of money, come back next week!” I shook my head in frustration, wondering how we would buy food …

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