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April 2015

Jefferson Journal:  Medicaid Expansion Not Needed By Hospitals
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
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
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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