Governors Maneuver on Medicaid Expansion

By: Monday July 16, 2012 11:01 am

The National Governors Association meeting came and went this weekend without any definitive answers on Medicaid expansion – from both sides of the political divide. Republicans continue to be either adamantly opposed to expanding Medicaid for their populations or undecided about the matter. And Democratic governors, for that matter, have not lined up in total [...]

ABC This Week, Terry Moran Stage Worst Talking Heads Show of the Year

By: Sunday July 8, 2012 8:02 am

I turned on ABC’s This Week to see if the host could get anything useful out of Governors Jindal of La. and O’Malley of Maryland. I wasn’t expecting much, but it’s usually interesting to see what each party thinks the most helpful spin is.  What we got is a confirmation that America is now saddled [...]

Medicaid Expansion Rejection Would Particularly Impact People of Color

By: Friday June 29, 2012 8:15 am

I was just on a conference call where Governor Martin O’Malley (D-MD) was asked whether he thought Republican governors might opt out of the Medicaid expansion in light of the Supreme Court’s ACA ruling yesterday. He replied, “I don’t know. Some of our colleagues would like to get out of being members of the Union.” [...]

White House, Surrogates Push Back on Catholic Bishop Uproar Over Contraception

By: Monday February 6, 2012 1:27 pm

I didn’t think we had reached the point in America where providing free contraception would be seen as a risky political maneuver, but here we are. Last month, the Administration agreed to universal access to birth control as part of the Affordable Care Act. Insurance companies would need to provide coverage for contraception in both [...]

The Anti-Stimulus: State Budget Cuts Still Working Against the Economy

By: Wednesday July 20, 2011 10:57 am

With the Minnesota shutdown put to bed and most states having completed their budget cycles, we can get a look at what state policy will bring us in the next fiscal year. And it’s really not pretty. The Center for Budget and Policy Priorities took a look at this in June, and they found a [...]

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