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  • Chan Lowe: What the Legislature didn't do

    Chan Lowe: What the Legislature didn't do
    Mercifully, the 2014 Florida Legislative Session has come to a close before it could do further harm, and Gov. Scott and the leaders of state government are loudly congratulating one another on a job well done.   If what our lawmakers wanted was to...
  • Don't believe Republican rhetoric about shrinking government

    The 2014 legislative session wrapped up last week in Tallahassee with the usual orgy of self-congratulation. The Republicans who control the House, Senate and governor's mansion all praised themselves for their wonderful work, underwhelming as it was....
  • Long term care update: Is 90 the new 70?

    Americans are getting older. A new U.S. Census Bureau report projects that roughly one in five Americans (about 21 percent) will be 65 years old and up by 2050, compared with just 13 percent in 2010 and less than 10 percent in 1970. Taking a longer view,...
  • Medicaid applications keep piling up in Illinois

    Medicaid applications keep piling up in Illinois
    Derek Russell has lupus and high blood pressure and can't afford his prescription drugs. Amanda Whitlock works outdoors all summer and is allergic to bees and wasps and concerned about spots on her skin she fears could be pre-cancerous. Both lost...
  • Who will pay for your nursing home costs?

    Americans are living longer than ever, but that's not unequivocally good news. The longer you live, the more likely you will need long-term care. And paying for that care is not cheap or uncomplicated. Unfortunately, you cannot count on Medicare to cover...
  • So. Much. Enterprise. Championing.

    So. Much. Enterprise. Championing.
    Fifty-four Virginia legislators - approaching 40 percent of the entire General Assembly - voted with the Virginia Chamber's position 100 percent of the time in Richmond during the past session. The chamber held a thank you reception last night in...
  • Some still able to enroll in Virginia marketplace

    Some still able to enroll in Virginia marketplace
    Enrollment in health insurance through Virginia's federally facilitated state marketplace, established by the Affordable Care Act, is continuing. While open enrollment for 2014 ended on March 31, there are changes in status and other situations that...
  • Rauner offers some ideas on cutting costs

    Rauner offers some ideas on cutting costs
    Facing heavy criticism for months over failing to offer a plan to restore Illinois’ finances, Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner on Thursday issued an outline of proposed cuts that he maintained would save taxpayers $1 billion. But Rauner&...
  • General Assembly passes budget with Medicaid block

    General Assembly passes budget with Medicaid block
    RICHMOND — The battle over Medicaid expansion bogged down the budget process once against Thursday as Republicans worked to ensure — as best they can — that Gov. Terry McAuliffe can’t expand the program on his own once the...
  • Did the House bluff moderate Senate Republicans?

    A few questions remain about just what happened last night as the Virginia General Assembly tinkered with some Medicaid language in its budget. Republicans who don't want to see Medicaid expand came into the day as the obvious winners. Then they doubled...
  • Medicaid expansion bill emerges

    Medicaid expansion bill emerges
    You'll find the latest draft of state Sen. Emmett Hanger's Medicaid expansion proposal here (pdf). The bill is largely what Hanger, R-Mount Solon, proposed late last month, though perhaps a more careful read will show differences that aren't immediately...