Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy

May 2015

Jefferson Journal:  Keep Private Money in Road Projects

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Jefferson Journal: Keep Private Money in Road Projects — By Michael Thompson  Congestion relief is badly needed in the Interstate 66 corridor, and it seems clear that a well-designed and executed HOT Lanes project is the way to go.  When it comes to financing that project, though, let's make certain Virginia recognizes that repeating the mistakes of the failed Route 460 Project from Hampton Roads to Richmond is not in the public's best interest.  A true public-private partnership is.  Read It Here!

April 2015

Jefferson Journal:  Medicaid Expansion Not Needed By Hospitals

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Jefferson Journal: Medicaid Expansion Not Needed By Hospitals — By Michael W. Thompson  Although the expansion of Medicaid has been defeated in Virginia, advocates of Obamacare and for expansion of Medicaid under this program vow to keep the issue alive.  One argument:  That hospitals need the expansion to stay alive.  But this new study shows otherwise.  (4/20/2015)  Read It Here!

April 2015

Hospitals and the Proposed Medicaid Expansion

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Hospitals and the Proposed Medicaid Expansion — There are more efficient ways than expanding Medicaid to keep small, rural hospitals open.  That's the conclusion of a new study issued by the Thomas Jefferson Institute, analyzing the reasons the hospital industry supports Medicaid expansion and noting that larger, profitable hospitals would receive most of the additional funding that would come from Medicaid expansion.  Read It Here!

April 2015

The Jefferson Journal:  New EPA Regulations Will Harm Virginia

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The Jefferson Journal: New EPA Regulations Will Harm Virginia — By Michael W. Thompson   New EPA regulations expected to be made final this summer will result in a 25 percent increase in electric bills and a loss of 38,000 jobs here in Virginia.  At a time when the Commonwealth is clawing its way out of the recession, these costs will have a devastating impact on Virginians:  Our economy will suffer.  Our standard of living will suffer.  Our job base will suffer.  Our poorest families will suffer. (4/3/2015)  Read It Here!

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