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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

November 2015

How Are Virginia's Hospitals Doing Today -- A Review of Hospital Finances
How Are Virginia's Hospitals Doing Today -- A Review of Hospital Finances — Virginia's hospitals are lobbying in favor of Medicaid expansion, arguing that they need the extra revenue to survive.  Yet, their own filings show that the combined profit of reporting hospitals is more than $1.7 billion, and their net worth is more than $16 billion -- both double digit growth over last year.  Read It Here!

September 2015

Tax Restructuring in Virginia:  September 2015 Update
Tax Restructuring in Virginia: September 2015 Update —

The Institute has updated its Tax Restructuring in Virginia study, offering 23 different revenue-neutral economic scenarios to expand the state's economy and create more private sector jobs.  A summary was sent to all candidates in this year's General Assembly races in a letter co-signed by the Virginia Manufacturers Association, the National Federation of Independent Business, and the Virginia Retail Federation.

Read the Updated Study Here!

Read the Letter to Candidates Here!

September 2015

Jefferson Journal: Virginia Open for Business With Iran?
Jefferson Journal: Virginia Open for Business With Iran? — By Michael W. Thompson  The Iran nuclear deal will soon become a reality even though a bi-partisan majority in Congress opposes it, as does a vast majority of the American people.  But because the deal is an "agreement," not a treaty, states are free to divest themselves of holdings with companies doing business with Iran, just as they did with South Africa more than 20 years ago.  Today, 25 states have done so. Virginia is not one of these.  It can be. (9/18/2015) Read It Here!

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