Category Archives: Health Care

Forget Politics and Ideology, Medicaid Expansion is Just Bad Policy

Ohio Governor John Kasich made national news with an Associated Press interview concerning Obamacare and Medicaid expansion. “The opposition to it was really either political or ideological,” Kasich told the AP of Medicaid expansion. “I don’t think that holds water …

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The Buckeye Institute Supports Healthcare Solutions Week

The week of October 13 is Healthcare Solutions Week, a collaborative campaign to examine new healthcare reform ideas. Along with our partners, we are promoting the central purpose of the campaign. As Healthcare Solutions Week organizers noted: “For too long, …

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New Medicaid Study Shows Expansion Likely Will Cost More than Advertised

President Obama in 2009 said: [O]ne of the areas where we can potentially see some saving is a lot of those patients are being seen in the emergency room anyway, and if we are increasing prevention, if we are increasing …

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Buckeye Institute 2013 Fall Lecture Series

All events in this lecture series are free of charge, and registration is simple! Look below for our full list of events and details coming this Fall! Fall Lecture Series Events Thursday, October 10, 11:30am: Worse Than You Think: A Luncheon Discussion of …

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Buckeye President Robert Alt Explains Why Medicaid Expansion is Bad Idea on State of Ohio

Our President, Robert Alt, appears on the State of the State with Karen Kasler throughout the state this week.  He is joined by the spokesperson for Healthy Ohioans Work, the campaign seeking to expand Medicaid in Ohio.  In the interview, …

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New BLS Data Shows Why Medicaid Expansion is Terrible Idea for Jobs

The latest job numbers for Ohio should give policymakers considering Medicaid expansion reason to pause, at least if they want to keep creating jobs and getting Ohioans employed. While Ohio gained 5,300 private sector jobs in July, the labor force …

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By Increasing Dependency, Medicaid Expansion Fails Compassion Test

Medicaid expansion advocates frequently appeal to our compassion.  But is expanding Medicaid really compassionate?  A recent study on employment rates suggests that rather than leading to positive results for recipients, Medicaid expansion could trap hundreds of thousands of new recipients …

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