Friday, February 21, 2020
John R Graham
One month after the worst product launch in modern history (yes, worse than “New Coke”), the big question is: Will the federal government be able to rescue health insurers who will lose lots of money in the ObamaCare exchanges? At the beginning of the ObamaCare negotiations, insurers recognized that...
In the Battle of Waterloo a resolute leader defeated a dangerous, imperious tyrant. The metaphor lives on today in American politics.During congressional hostilities over Obamacare Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) famously urged Republicans to push hard “to stop” President Obama’s signature legislation because killing the bill would...
Parents’ Rights Violation: Students Forced to Answer Intimate, Sexually Suggestive Surveys Without Parental Knowledge or Written Consent FITCHBURG, Mass.— The Rutherford Institute is demanding that a Massachusetts school district cease its practice of requiring students to complete surveys asking overtly intimate and sexually suggestive...
The Indoctrination of Public School Children for the Government Good
Rethinking Schools (RS) was founded in 1986 by a group of Milwaukee-area teachers seeking to “help shape reform throughout the public school system in the United The Indoctrination of Public School Children for the Government GoodStates.” Today RS is a nationally prominent publisher of educational materials, with subscribers in all 50...
Road paving vehicle for smoothing in New Jersey 3
Schools around the nation continue to roll out Common Core, but many are experiencing complications. Some parents are surprised by the new national standards and many teachers are ill prepared. There is confusion surrounding curriculum. Funding hurdles abound. Parents’ questions are not being answered and opposition continues to...
Common Core Standards
HSLDA has previously written articles expressing concerns with the Common Core Standards established in 2009 and the move toward national standards, curriculum, and tests.A related concern is the rise of state databases of student-specific data, and the recent push toward aligning them between states. We believe that this will...
Medicaid-Expansion
The Challenges with Medicaid Expansion in VirginiaAs healthcare reform occurs throughout the nation, Virginians voice their opposition to Medicaid expansion. Funding Limitations The promised levels of Federal funding for Medicaid expansion cannot be fulfilled.The evidence is mounting. Paul Ryan, chairman of the House Budget Committee, recently stated that funds...
John C. Goodman
About two-thirds of all the Medicaid enrollees in the country are enrolled in private, managed care plans. Even those who remain in traditional Medicaid are likely participating in a plan that is administered by a private company ― much as Medicare is administered almost everywhere by such entities as...
Annual Growth Rates for National Healthcare Spending
What I’m about to show you is in my opinion an embarrassment to the economics profession and I wish more of my colleagues would express their strong disapproval. Take a look at the blue line in the chart below. It shows the annual rate of change in U.S. health care spending....