Buckeye Institute for Public Policy Solutions

Medicaid: Waivers Are Temporary, Expansion Is Forever

Robert Alt and Nathaniel Stewart
August 26, 2013

State lawmakers in Michigan, Ohio and numerous other states continue to debate whether to opt–in to an expansion of Medicaid permitted by the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as “Obamacare.” In

Medicaid Expansion: Myth versus Reality

Buckeye Institute for Public Policy Solutions
April 17, 2013

The question of whether to expand Medicaid is complex and wrought with misinformation and misunderstanding about the options available to Ohio, and the effects of a potential expansion.

Expanding Access to Healthcare in Ohio

Tom Lampman
November 30, 2015

Ohio faces a shortage of affordable healthcare providers. The U.S.

Ohio Right-To-Work: How the Economic Freedom of Workers Enhances Prosperity

March 1, 2012

This paper, written by Ohio University economics professor Richard Vedder, examines how workers’ economic freedom is correlated with increased economic prosperity, and how Ohio’s labor policies are

One Step to Restore Competition to Public Works Bidding

Tom Lampman
April 21, 2015

Project labor agreements (PLAs) are contracts negotiated between unions and construction project managers.

Ohio House Budget is a Big Step Forward

Greg R. Lawson, Tom Lampman, and Joe Nichols
April 17, 2015

On April 14th, the Ohio House of Representatives unveiled a budget proposal that makes significant growth-oriented improvements and proposes spending less money from the General Revenue F

Medicaid Expansion Relies on Uncertain Funding

Joe Nichols
February 23, 2015

This report, published by the Buckeye Institute for Public Policy Solutions, examines how some states, including Ohio, are exploiting a loophole in federal Medicaid rules to boost revenue and incre

One Cheer for the Budget, but Improvement Needed

ea S. Hederman Jr., Greg R. Lawson, Tom Lampman, Joe Nichols
February 10, 2015

Governor Kasich introduced his biennial budget proposal on February 2, 2015.

Why Ending the Renewable Energy Mandate Is Good for Ohio Families and the Economy

Joe Nichols
January 30, 2015

Freeing Ohio’s energy market from government renewable energy mandates will improve the state’s economy by ending costly crony capitalism, increasing jobs in competitive industries that don't requi

Revenue Sharing Reform: On the Road to Ohio’s Recovery

September 4, 2014

This report studies the balance sheets of Ohio local governments, attempting to quantify the effects of cuts to state "revenue sharing" programs enacted in 2011.

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