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June 2014

The Jefferson Journal:  When a Deal Isn't a Deal
The Jefferson Journal: When a Deal Isn't a Deal — Rarely, if ever, has the state budget been the vehicle to force a brand-new government program onto taxpayers.  Normally, a proposal to dramatically expand Medicaid would be debated separately where issues can be discussed, experts brought in, ideas batted about and a piece of legislation can be crafted that can be debated and voted on.  Holding education funding, county and city funding, transportation funding and all the rest hostage to Medicaid expansion seems to be a dangerous precedent that should not be taken.  (6/6/2014)  Read It Here!

April 2014

The Jefferson Journal:  Thoughts on Expanding Medicaid
The Jefferson Journal: Thoughts on Expanding Medicaid — By Michael Thompson  There are two policy issues involved in whether Virginia should expand Medicaid:  first is whether the budget should be the vehicle through which a major new government entitlement program is determined; and second, whether expanding Medicaid is a sound policy overall.  Here are some thoughts on both of those.  Read It Here!

March 2014

The Jefferson Journal:  Medicaid Reform -- The Virginia Way
The Jefferson Journal: Medicaid Reform -- The Virginia Way — With the General Assembly deadlocked, it's time to think through the Medicaid expansion issue.  Here are some thoughts and questions that need to be part of this debate and need to be answered before the federal Medicaid program is expanded:  The "Virginia Way" is to look before we leap.  (3/28/2014)  Read It Here!

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