Two court decisions about the health insurance subsidies provided for in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) have come down on opposite sides of the issue. As a result, the U.S. Supreme Court may take these cases to clarify the law.
In an effort to bring Obamacare to Missouri, legislators in Jefferson City have re-branded the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion as a "Medicaid transformation." Missouri voters have repeatedly rejected Obamacare and any piecemeal adoption of its requirements. Missouri's General Assembly should do so again.
What can you expect from the Missouri Legislature in the 2014 session? Columbia Tribune Columnist Bob Roper detailed the key issues that he thinks lawmakers will tackle. Additionally, Show-Me Institute Policy Analyst Patrick Ishmael outlined the latest on Medicaid expansion and Obamacare.
On September 27, 2012, the Show-Me Institute co-sponsored the latest lecture in the economic speaker series at the Saint Louis University John Cook School of Business.
In this talk, renowned health care expert John C. Goodman explained, with humor and lively examples, how the problems with health care in the U.S. stem not from too little regulation, but from too much. Dr. Goodman also described a path to improving health care by allowing markets to work.
On Friday, July 13, 2012, the Show-Me Institute hosted an event featuring a panel of healthcare experts discussing the consequences of the Affordable Care Act, as well as a number of policy alternatives to the present law.
Show-Me Institute Executive Director Brenda Talent was a
Louis local roundtable discussion show Donnybrook on July 5, 2012.
Among the topics covered this time were: whether Missouri should elect to participate in the medicaid expansion, the Affordable Care Act, the potential development in Hadley township and its effect on homeowners in the area, whether the prevailing wage should be paid to workers rebuilding the city of Joplin, and the fate of the AAA building on Lindell Boulevard.