Alabama Latest State ‘Looking’ at Medicaid Expansion

Alabama’s Republican governor says he is considering expanding Medicaid under ObamaCare in his state.  “We are looking at that,” Gov. Robert Bentley said Thursday, according to The Associated Press. “We have not made a final decision on that yet, exactly how that would work.” Bentley indicated that expanding Medicaid, the government health insurance program for […]

Alaska Lawmakers To Sue Governor Over Medicaid Expansion

The fight over Medicaid expansion in Alaska has reached a point of no return. The lawfare begins, as the Alaskan Supreme Court refused to block Gov. Bill Walker’s executive action to expand the program and bypass the state legislature who refused to do so. In July, Walker, an independent, said he could not wait any longer to convince state […]

Healthcare for Illegals Pushes California’s Budget to $5.8 Billion Over Inflation

Over the last 15 years, California racked up three small surpluses, two break-evens and 10 huge deficits. “There’s not a lot of money left in the budget,” said Gov. Jerry Brown regarding the $164.7 billion budget unveiled Friday. “It’s very tight.” The real reason money is tight is Brown and the Democratic legislature increased spending […]

Vermont’s Giving Up On Single-Payer Health Care Over Ballooning Costs

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin is canceling his dream plan to create a single-payer health system in the state, he announced Wednesday. “I am not going to undermine the hope of achieving critically important health care reforms for this state by pushing prematurely for single payer when it is not the right time for Vermont,” Shumlin […]

Another Red State Moves To Expand Medicaid

Tennessee Republican Gov. Bill Haslam became the latest red-state governor to approve a twist on Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion Monday. Haslam is supporting a private-option version of Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion, which was pioneered by Arkansas in 2014. The proposal will have to be approved by the Department of Health and Human Services and the Republican-controlled legislature; […]

Feds Approve Republican Governor’s Lipstick on a Pig Medicaid Expansion

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett’s “Healthy PA Private Coverage Option,” aka Medicaid expansion, has been given the seal of approval by federal regulators at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Pennsylvania becomes the 28th state including the District of Columbia to expand Medicaid. Under Obamacare, the expansion in PA will make all adults between […]

Do Romneycare’s Health Connector Failures Signal ObamaCare Woes?

Massachusetts announced May 5 that it was abandoning its Health Connector website — the centerpiece of “Romneycare” that has been a model for ObamaCare nationally — after eight years of the landmark legislation in the Bay State. Politico.com’s Kyle Cheney reported on May 5 that “Massachusetts has already spent $57 million on a system that never was […]