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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

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!

August 2016

Thompson on WRVA, Washington Post:  Inova Fumbled Redskins Naming Rights Deal
Thompson on WRVA, Washington Post: Inova Fumbled Redskins Naming Rights Deal — Writing in The Washington Post and appearing on Jimmy Barrett's morning show on WRVA, Jefferson Institute Chairman and President Mike Thompson pointed out the inconsistency of the non-profit Inova Health Systems spending funds to gain naming rights to the Redskins' training facility and headquarters while pleading poverty while demanding taxpayer-funded Medicaid expansion and opposing anti-competitive health practices.  (8/16/2016)

See the Washington Post commentary here!

Listen to Jimmy Barrett's interview here!

August 2016

Jefferson Journal:  Getting an Initial Handle on Immigration Reform
Jefferson Journal: Getting an Initial Handle on Immigration Reform — By Michael W. Thompson  One of the issues continuing to confront our nation is what to do about those illegal residents living in our communities now and how to reform the entire immigraion and naturalization system.  Here are a few ideas that strive to get a handle on the issue.  (8/5/2016)  Read It Here!

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