Tuesday, December 6th, 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 […]

President Barack Obama is coming to Milwaukee today to celebrate the number of Milwaukeeans enrolled in Obamacare. At the MacIver Institute, I explained what the president is likely to see and why we really have nothing to celebrate: Those poor souls who entered the Obamacare exchange to buy health insurance found the insurance pickings a […]

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 […]

State employees are going to have to pay more to keep their insurance thanks to the “Cadillac insurance” provision of Obamacare. In order to avoid a 40% tax on their premiums, employees are going to have higher deductibles and higher co-pays. As the MacIver Institute explains, The federal law will hit employers who offer high-priced […]

Waukesha Freeman Page A5 Opinion 5/21/2015 No change with Feingold Johnson underdog in rematch All hail the return of Russ Feingold! After a self-imposed exile in Washington, D.C., Africa and California, Feingold returned to Wisconsin to show off his nifty orange tan and announce he is running for Senate. Please, no genuflecting is necessary. As […]

Congressman Paul Ryan spoke to the MacIver Institute about a possible post-Burwell world, urging states not to give in to scare tactics. “We have an obligation, and an opportunity, to show how we would and should do things differently.” Print this entry

Over at the MacIver Institute, I describe the pressure that will be on Governor Scott Walker and the legislature to expand Medicaid coverage and start a state health care exchange if the Supreme Court follows the law as written and cuts off the subsidies for policies purchased through the federal health care exchange: There will […]

Thirty of the sixty senators that voted for Obamacare are now gone. Back in 2010 I wrote how Obamacare was stalled after Scott Brown won in Massachusetts. There were Democrats who said they had a big enough majority back then that they could afford to lose some seats. I don’t think they had any idea […]