Sunday, December 4th, 2016

Remind me again why some Republicans were not enthusiastic about Mitt Romney? The health care issue? Just prior to the Wisconsin primary, I wrote for MacIver: The most interesting aspect of the Trump plan is call to make Medicaid a block grant program. What the Trump campaign means by block grant is not really a […]

Give them credit for persistence. Wisconsin Democrats will not give up the idea of taking the federal money to expand Medicaid no matter how much it actually costs. As I explain over at the MacIver Institute, this time it’s state Senator Jon Erpenbach – again. Ever since Walker rejected the additional federal funding, Erpenbach has […]

Governor Scott Walker opposed Obamacare and refused to expand Medicaid spending, yet still managed to eliminate the gaps in coverage availability. All three Republican candidates for president claim they are opposed to Obamacare, but what are their plans for health care? At the MacIver Institute, I looked at each of their plans and explained which […]

Look for it to be mentioned tonight by Donald Trump, and look for Trump not to know any of the specifics. In the last Republican presidential debate, Trump got hammered on a lack of a health care plan. We’re having another debate tonight so, voilà, a Trump health care plan was released this morning.  Yes, it […]

Everyone has an agenda for the fall legislative session, including the fine folks at Citizen Action. They were busy conspiring with the Democrats last week (and we’re sure the GAB is investigating) to promote the idea of accepting federal funds to expand Medicaid in Wisconsin. At the MacIver Institute, not only do I point out […]

Okay, so Saturday’s football game didn’t turn out like Wisconsinites hoped. Over at the MacIver Institute, I explain why Wisconsin is beating Ohio in something almost as important as football. While Wisconsin football fans may be mourning the loss by the Badgers to the Buckeyes on Saturday, Wisconsin’s legislators and governor can brag about making […]

In case you haven’t seen this, Brett Healy of the MacIver Institute rebuts the latest claims made by Citizen Action regarding Governor Scott Walker’s decision not to sign on to the Obamacare expansion of Medicaid. Brett Healy: State health care report full of flaws Citizen Action of Wisconsin seems to have cherry-picked data and overlooked […]

My Waukesha Freeman column from Thursday. The Wisconsin State Senate rejected any amendments to the Walker Medicaid plan in the state budget on Thursday. Free federal money not affordable Walker health plan right choice Waukesha Freeman June 20, 2013, page A6 Opinion Gov. Scott Walker’s Medicaid proposal is facing strong opposition from special interest groups […]

The Joint Finance Committee voted yesterday to reject increased funding from the federal government to pay for an expansion of Medicaid, instead opting for the Walker health care plan which ends the waiting lists for BadgerCare and covers 100% of those under the federal poverty line. Over at the MacIver Institute yesterday, I explained why […]

GOP needs to govern boldly Senate Republicans going wobbly Waukesha Freeman Page A6 Opinion 5/9/2013 How many Republicans in the state Senate does it take to screw up the governor’s agenda? We’re learning the hard way. Already Gov. Scott Walker’s education agenda is seriously threatened. The governor had proposed expanding private school vouchers to nine […]