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Healthcare Solutions Week Highlights Need for Alternatives to Affordable Care Act
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Healthcare Solutions Week Highlights Need for Alternatives to Affordable Care Act

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The Pelican Institute recently participated in Healthcare Solutions Week, an opportunity for people of all political persuasions (and none at all) to discuss how to properly address the United States’ ongoing healthcare issues. This is an issue we feel most keenly here in Louisiana—with our ranking in most healthcare categories […]

Guest Commentary: Louisiana Should Take Note of Failed Medicaid Policies in Arkansas
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Guest Commentary: Louisiana Should Take Note of Failed Medicaid Policies in Arkansas

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Everyone knows that the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or “Obamacare,” has not worked out as originally planned. State officials, however, still face considerable pressure to accept Medicaid expansion. Louisiana’s leaders must continue to resist the plan and come up with an alternative.

Medicaid Expansion: Even Worse Than You Thought
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Medicaid Expansion: Even Worse Than You Thought

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Not only does Medicaid place an unreasonable burden on taxpayers, it fails to deliver a significant health benefit to the poor.

Something Like a Slur
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Something Like a Slur

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Because Bob Mann holds the Manship Chair in Journalism and is the director of the Reilly Center for Media and Public Affairs at Louisiana State University, and his accusations center around the issue of racism, I feel compelled to respond to his claims.

The Trouble with Medicaid
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The Trouble with Medicaid

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Louisiana legislators may not have the power to fix what is wrong with the federal welfare state. But they can refuse to expand it in their own backyards.