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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

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

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.

One Hand Tied Behind Their Backs
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One Hand Tied Behind Their Backs

While Louisiana faces many of the same fiscal issues faced by other states, our problems have been compounded by the fact that we have an appropriations process that is particularly inflexible.

The Trouble with Medicaid
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The Trouble with Medicaid

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.

Commentary: Jindal Taking Right Approach to Affordable Care Act
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Commentary: Jindal Taking Right Approach to Affordable Care Act

Supporters of the law argue that states should move quickly to create state insurance exchanges in order to ensure a higher level of state control, but this notion is an illusion. The law’s provisions would actually require Louisiana and its citizens to cede decision-making power to the federal government.