Health Care & Entitlements Legislative Alerts
By: Nicole Kaeding In February, Governor Beebe of Arkansas met with Health and Human Services Secretary Sebelius to discuss a new plan to expand Medicaid. Under Beebe’s plan, Arkansas would expand Medicaid to cover all individuals below 138% of the federal poverty level, but the individuals would be put into President Obama’s health insurance exchanges, [...]
By: Nicole Kaeding Advocates of Medicaid expansion are pushing a new argument to coerce states into acting. They claim that unless a state expands its employers will be subjected to increased tax penalties. Like so many things being said across the country regarding Medicaid, these statements are a misunderstanding of the complicated and complex health [...]
Last summer, Americans for Prosperity analyzed the disappointing Medicare reforms in the President’s signature health care law. This week, the President suggested additional so-called reforms to Medicare in this State of the Union speech. Just like his reforms in 2010, these proposals fail to address the underlying issues in Medicare. One reform in particular, Medicare D drug rebates, cloaks a tax hike for seniors in the rhetoric of class welfare.
AFP strongly supports Sen. Hatch's bill to repeal the medical device excise tax, S. 232.