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August 3, 2021
Both ‘Infrastructure’ Bills Are Atrocious. Republicans Voting ‘Yay’ Should Be Embarrassed
Just about nothing US infrastructure has anything to do with DC.
Government Spending
August 3, 2021
Infrastructure Bill as Political Plunder and Social Engineering
Politicians love to spend other people’s money, especially when it enables them to use it to get campaign contributions and election-day votes from those who can keep them in office
Government Spending
July 28, 2021
More Government Debt as Far as the Fiscal Eye Can See
The U.S. government will, again, face an official debt limit starting on August 1, 2021, unless Congress once more raises the limit on what Uncle Sam can borrow.
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Government Spending
May 30, 2020
Government Is Awful at Insurance – and Certainly Shouldn’t Be Rewriting Policies
You don’t want government anywhere near any insurance policies you purchase.
Government Spending
May 20, 2020
China Virus Bailout Coin – Shouldn’t Go to Chinese Companies
There has been much back-and-forthing over who should and shouldn’t get money from the CARES Act.
Government Spending
May 14, 2020
Will Utility Bills on Low-Income Citizens Increase During the Pandemic?
At the end of April, Illinois utility regulators issued a call to repeal a pro-consumer federal order, called the Minimum Price Order Rule. Here's what this means.

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Government Spending
January 8, 2020
Editor’s note: Each month, Health Care News will be profiling a national and state-based public policy organization working to advance freedom in the health care market so that consumers and providers can all be winners.
January 7, 2020
By Bonner R. Cohen
From corporate welfare and cronyism to out-and-out thievery, the report rolls out no fewer than 25 examples of waste, fraud, and abuse.
January 6, 2020
By Jesse Hathaway
Spending increases add to the annual federal budget deficit, which increases the government debt, all of which depresses the economy and will lead to calls for tax hikes in the future.
January 3, 2020
By Bonner R. Cohen
The bonds were approved by a nearly two-to-one margin by voters in the tri-county region of Oregon.
January 2, 2020
By Daniel Sutter
Americans care about assisting the less fortunate, and over 100 government programs carry out this task. 
January 1, 2020
By Christopher Talgo
A bipartisan majority of the 535 federal lawmakers who roam the halls of the House and Senate agreed on one big thing: spending $1.4 trillion on discretionary programs for the coming fiscal year.
January 1, 2020
By Christopher Talgo
In a town hall in front of her Bronx constituents, Ocasio-Cortez, the self-avowed socialist, decreed, “It’s not that we deserve it because it’s a handout. People like to say, ‘Oh, this is about free stuff.’ This is not about free stuff.”
January 1, 2020
By Christopher Talgo
On December 4, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) made a long-overdue and much-needed rule change to the nation’s beleaguered SNAP, commonly known as “food stamps.”
December 27, 2019
Louisiana removed Medicaid benefits from 46,000 people who failed to document their income eligibility in an annual information request to renew coverage.
December 27, 2019
By Christopher Talgo
If you believe that a large man in a red suit can fly around the world on a sleigh guided by reindeer and deliver presents to billions of homes on Christmas Eve, then you should also believe in Scandinavian socialism.  
December 24, 2019
By Jesse Hathaway
The city’s Special One-Time Assistance program provides eligible homeless families a onetime cash transfer intended to pay for a year of rent in the city or elsewhere in the United States.
December 23, 2019
By Kelsey Hackem
The Trump administration and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule on supplemental Medicaid payments to states, to improve monitoring and enforcement of Medicaid spending.
December 20, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
Saying it is the “most reasonable thing to do,” Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer called for a delay of the state’s Medicaid work requirements, which are set to go into effect on New Year’s Day.
December 20, 2019
Michigan’s Medicaid work rules, set to begin in January 2020, are under attack as four enrollees filed a class-action lawsuit claiming the requirement violates the intent of the federal Medicaid Act of 1965, among other charges.
December 19, 2019
By Ashley Herzog
Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague is proposing to turn to the private sector and local governments to help deal with two of the state’s most troubling health care challenges: infant mortality and opioid drug addiction.
December 17, 2019
By Ray Carter
OCPA has become a trusted source for fact-based public policy analysis in the Sooner State, fighting for free-market principles and greater opportunity.
December 17, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
Lawmakers in Congress have introduced bills to add 1,000 new hospital residencies over the next five years to combat a national physician shortage intensified by the opioid crisis.
December 12, 2019
By Jane Orient, M.D.
President Trump, thank you very much for Section 11, Maximizing Freedom for Medicare Patients and Providers, of your Executive Order on Protecting and Improving Medicare for Our Nation’s Seniors.
December 9, 2019
By David S. D’Amato
Established in 2011 as part of a series of reforms responding to the financial crisis, the CFPB will soon be at the center of a Supreme Court battle on the fundamental nature of the Constitution’s separation of powers.
December 6, 2019
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) say more hospitals will receive positive payments than negative ones under its program to incentivize quality care for Medicare hospital patients.