Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy

Commentaries

April 2018

Jefferson Journal:  Medicaid Expansion is Riskier Today than a Month Ago
Jefferson Journal: Medicaid Expansion is Riskier Today than a Month Ago —  By Michael Thompson  The massive "Omnibus" spending plan passed by Congress last month did not include a bail-out for insurance companies.  There has been little mention of this dramatic development and the consequences are significant and should impact the current Medicaid expansioni debate in Virginia's General Assembly.  (4/6/2018)  Read It Here!

March 2018

Jefferson Journal:  Medicaid Expansion a Huge Budget Risk
Jefferson Journal: Medicaid Expansion a Huge Budget Risk — By Michael Thompson  The current budget stalemate over Medicaid expansion is similar to what the state faced in former Governor Terry McAuliffe's first year in office.  But the issue deserves a full and vibrant debate in the General Assembly, because expanding Medicaid is a risky business for the long-term financial health of the state budget.  (3/14/2018) Read It Here!

February 2018

The Jefferson Journal:  A Growing Economy Needs Regional Bank De-Regulation
The Jefferson Journal: A Growing Economy Needs Regional Bank De-Regulation — By Michael Thompson.  The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform is hobbling Virginia's regional banks and, in turn, hurting economic growth in the Commonwealth.  In fact, Virginia has missed out on nearly $18 billion in annual GDP growth due to the improperly calibrated regulations on regional banks under Dodd-Frank.  It's time to change it.  Read It Here!

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