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Paul Ryan VP Pick Allows Focus on Ohio’s Budget “Pac-Man”: Medicaid

The 2012 Presidential campaign took another step forward this past weekend as Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney tapped Representative Paul Ryan as his nominee for Vice President. Representative Ryan is known for his bold proposals for entitlement reform. Campaign ads …

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The Urgency of Medicaid Reform

As discussed previously, Medicaid in its current form makes up an increasingly large portion of state budgets. In Ohio, 2.2 million people enrolled in Medicaid at a cost to the state of $18.8 billion, about one-third of state spending. Dealing …

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Federal Reform Needed to Stop Feeding the “Pac-Man” of the State Budget

Former Governor George Voinovich called Medicaid the “Pac-Man” of the state budget and its easy to see why.  It is also easy to see why reforms need to be made in Washington to free up Ohio to better manage this …

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