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The Hospital Lobby’s Very Good Deal

The hospital lobby is out in force urging states to expand their Medicaid programs. Their faulty claims are spurring Republicans governors to embrace the giant expansion of the broken, costly Medicaid program. This week, Governor Kasich of Ohio and Governor Snyder of Michigan became the fifth and sixth Republican governors to announce their desires to further embrace consolidated federal health care through the expansion. But why would hospitals who are focused on delivering high-quality health care to their patients embrace such a bad idea? The answer: Protecting their bottom-line.

Health Care & Entitlements Legislative Alerts

Letter of Support: Rep. Rokita’s State Health Flexibility Act

March 08, 2012 J

Dear Representative Rokita,

On behalf of more than 1.9 million Americans for Prosperity activists in all 50 states, I write in strong support of your recently introduced State Health Flexibility Act, H.R. 4160. Your bill converts funding for Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP) into a block grant, giving states more flexibility to set their own eligibility criteria, control costs, and improve care quality through innovation.

Letter of Support: Rep. Rokita’s State Health Flexibility Act

March 08, 2012 J

Dear Representative Rokita,

On behalf of more than 1.9 million Americans for Prosperity activists in all 50 states, I write in strong support of your recently introduced State Health Flexibility Act, H.R. 4160. Your bill converts funding for Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP) into a block grant, giving states more flexibility to set their own eligibility criteria, control costs, and improve care quality through innovation.

Tim Phillips: President Obama’s health care law is unraveling

February 29, 2012 J

As the Supreme Court prepares to hear oral arguments on the constitutionality of President Obama’s health care plan at the end of March, one of the president’s closest advisers has added to the weight of evidence that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is losing viability among lawmakers and the public.

Last week, while testifying before Congress, the president’s acting budget director Jeffrey Zients undercut one of the central legal defenses of the law, admitting that the penalty imposed on those who do not purchase health insurance does not constitute a tax.

This acknowledgement contradicts one of the most important arguments the administration is making before the court. The administration will argue that the mandate is constitutional because it is a tax, and the government has been granted the power to tax.

Letter of Support: Rep. Roe Bill to Repeal Unaccountable Medicare Cost Cutting Panel

February 28, 2012 J

Dear Representative Roe,

On behalf of more than 1.9 million Americans for Prosperity activists in all 50 states, I applaud your introduction of the Medicare Decisions Accountability Act, H.R. 452. Your bill would repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) – a key portion of the President’s new health care law – and stop the Obama administration from placing Washington bureaucrats in between patients and their doctors.

Letter of Support: Rep. Roe Bill to Repeal Unaccountable Medicare Treatment-Denial Panel

February 28, 2012 J

Dear Representative Roe,

On behalf of more than 1.9 million Americans for Prosperity activists in all 50 states, I applaud your introduction of the Medicare Decisions Accountability Act, H.R. 452. Your bill would repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) – a key portion of the President’s new health care law – and stop the Obama administration from placing Washington bureaucrats in between patients and their doctors.

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