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Mike Thompson is the Chairman and President of the Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy, Virginia’s premier independent public policy foundation. This column reflects his opinions and not necessarily those of the Thomas Jefferson Institute. He can be reached at info@thomasjeffersoninst.org.

Written by Mr. Michael W. Thompson

March 2017

Jefferson Journal:  Gillespie Tax Plan Makes Good Sense
Jefferson Journal: Gillespie Tax Plan Makes Good Sense — By Michael W. Thompson  Key provisions of Ed Gillespie's proposal for major tax reform includes cutting individual income taxes by ten percent across the board over a three year period, and accelerating reform of an antiquated system of local business taxes that now depresses economic growth and job formation.  The proposal makes a lot of sense.  (3/26/2017)  Read It Here! 

January 2017

Jefferson Journal:  Hospitals Continue to Do Well Here in Virginia
Jefferson Journal: Hospitals Continue to Do Well Here in Virginia — By Michael Thompson The recently released annual analysis of Virginia hospitals by the Thomas Jefferson Institute once again confirms that the hospital industry as a whole here in Virginia continues to do well and that its overall financial health continues to improve.  Read It Here!

January 2017

Hospital Finances Healthy, Despite Sluggish Economy
Hospital Finances Healthy, Despite Sluggish Economy — A new study issued by the Thomas Jefferson Institute shows that the overall finances of Virginia hospitals are healthy.  While hospital profits remained flat since last year, hospital net worth has increased by $1.1 billion.  More important is the bigger picture:  Since 2012, hospital profits have risen from $1.58 billion to $1.89 billion, hospital net worth has risen from $14.75 billion to $17.8 billion, and the number of hospitals operating at a deficit has fallen from 42 to 27.  Read It Here!

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