So based on what the Associated Press has reported, I have to say that Sununu’s plan to replace Obamacare is just more of the same.
In other words, Sununu’s plan, again based on the Associated Press reporting, is to replace Obamacare with Sununucare. More particularly “design[ing] a New Hampshire system for New Hampshire citizens” means shifting powers from the federal bureaucrats and regulators to State bureaucrats and regulators. Continue reading →
One of the rationales I have been given for conservatives supporting the budget passed by the Legislature, which increases spending six percent over the next two-year budget cycle, is that otherwise Speaker Shawn Jasper and his supporters would have had to go to the Democrats. That, the rationale goes, would have meant that the House’s budget would have also continued Obamacare Medicaid Expansion past 2016, which the Senate would have eagerly supported. In other words, higher spending was the price to be paid for preventing the continuation of Obamacare Medicaid Expansion.
This never made much sense to me because there was nothing preventing Jasper from bringing Medicaid up after the budget was passed.
Let me start by saying that I thought the Fox debate on August 6th was outstanding. But nobody’s perfect and one area where Fox, in this case Megan Kelly, came up short was following up with Ohio Governor John Kasich on his answer (or more accurately non-answer) to a question about Obamacare Medicaid expansion. Continue reading →
So I checked to see whether I could find some correlation between the population that Obamacare Medicaid Expansion affects -people whose incomes are too high for standard Medicaid eligibility but too low for Obamacare premium tax credits- and heroin use. I found none. Continue reading →