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March 12, 2018
By Devon Herrick
The other day a reporter asked me to explain why the government cannot negotiate the price of Medicare drugs lower than private drug plans run by pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs).
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Health Care
April 27, 2018
By Ashley Bateman
With Gov. Gary Herbert (R) having signed into law a bill to increase the number of people eligible for Medicaid in Utah, a coalition of political advocacy groups is working to expand the program even more.
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Health Care
Government Spending
Entitlements
April 27, 2018
By Benjamin Dietderich
Time ran out for a bill that would have forced Idaho residents with complex medical conditions off of their private health insurance plans and onto Medicaid rolls.
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Entitlements
Government Spending
Health Care
February 22, 2018
By Jesse Hathaway
As Congress continues to dither and delay entitlement reform, the Trump administration has empowered state lawmakers to take charge and do what Washington either can’t or won’t do: reform government spending and health care.
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Health Care
Entitlements
April 28, 2018
By Devon Herrick
In several states, lawmakers are proposing to use federal Medicaid money to set up state-administered pharmacy benefit programs.
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Health Care
Government Spending
March 28, 2018
By Arianna Wilkerson
In this Research & Commentary, Arianna Wilkerson examines a proposal in Louisiana that would require Medicaid beneficiaries to contribute monthly to their health savings accounts as a condition of program eligibility.
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Health Care
March 19, 2018
By Charles Katebi
In this Research & Commentary, Charlie Katebi discusses a new proposal in New Hampshire to reduce eligibility for Medicaid for able-bodied and childless adults.
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Health Care
December 12, 2017
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D.
For years, doctors, patients and lawmakers have rightly complained federal rules and regulations make it all but impossible for states to reform and innovate Medicaid.
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Health Care
March 8, 2018
By Jeff Reynolds
The Alabama state Senate Committee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Development is considering a bill that would require the state’s Medicaid agency to verify whether recipients are eligible to receive those benefits.
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Entitlements
March 6, 2018
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D., Matthew Glans
“These are exactly the welfare reform initiatives The Heartland Institute has been pushing in dozens of states.” - Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D.
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Entitlements
Health Care
Government Spending
 

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