Issue Commentary: King v. Burwell Ruling Is Out. Now What?

Posted 06/26/2015

On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 6-3 ruling in the case King v. Burwell, decided to venture from more than 225 years of our republic’s history to allow something expressly forbidden in the Constitution of the United States – the ability of the executive branch to change the actual text of legislation to …

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Statement Regarding Florida House Vote on Senate FHIX Plan

Posted 06/05/2015

Statement Regarding Florida House Vote on Senate FHIX Plan by Dr. Bob McClure, President and CEO of The James Madison Institute: “Today, the Florida House made the right decision to stop a plan that not only fell extremely short of addressing real systemic issues in Florida’s healthcare system, but would have ultimately presented state taxpayers …

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25 Reasons NOT to Take Federal Dollars to Expand Medicaid

Posted 06/04/2015

  Monday, The Florida Legislature opened a special session to decide on the state budget and debate how Florida should move forward in regards to our healthcare future. The Senate offered a plan that supporters, including many business interests, sugarcoated in conservative buzzwords such as “a free market approach,” even though the plan is anything …

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Context Florida — Sal Nuzzo: Senate’s new FHIX offering is ‘like Deja vu all over again’

Posted 06/01/2015

Context Florida “Sal Nuzzo: Senate’s new FHIX offering is ‘like Déjà vu all over again’” June 1, 2015 By Sal Nuzzo “It’s like Déjà vu all over again” is one of my favorite “Yogi-isms” and it’s been looping on repeat in my head like an earworm. I’m referring to the Florida Senate’s latest attempt to …

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Florida Times Union — Tia Mitchell: Lawmakers are back home and you should be talking to them about health care

Posted 05/02/2015

Florida Times Union “Tia Mitchell: Lawmakers are back home and you should be talking to them about health care” May 2, 2015 By Tia Mitchell The Florida House closed up shop midday Tuesday — more than three days before schedule — in an unprecedented protest over Medicaid expansion. Republican leaders didn’t see the value of …

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Orlando Sentinel — Florida needs free-market reforms: Front Burner

Posted 04/24/2015

Orlando Sentinel “Florida needs free-market reforms: Front Burner” April 24, 2015 By J. Robert McClure Guest columnist In Lewis Carroll’s famous “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” Alice pleads with the Cheshire Cat, “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” His reply: “That depends a great deal on where you want …

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Sunshine State News — JMI on Medicaid Expansion: ‘Massive Expansion of the Federal Government in our State’

Posted 04/21/2015

Sunshine State News “JMI on Medicaid Expansion: ‘Massive Expansion of the Federal Government in our State’” April 21, 2015 By Kevin Derby With Florida senators holding a health-care workshop on Tuesday, Bob McClure, the president and CEO of the James Madison Institute, a group that fights for free-market solutions and less of a role for …

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PolitiFact Florida — What polls say about Medicaid expansion in Florida

Posted 04/20/2015

PolitiFact Florida “What polls say about Medicaid expansion in Florida” April 20, 2015 Joshua Gillin The Florida Legislature is split on what to do about Medicaid expansion, but House Speaker Steve Crisafulli said that isn’t the case for many constituents. “If you go into a federal program like that, you will soon find out what …

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WFSU — Scott To Sue Obama Administration Over Healthcare Funding, LIP Pool

Posted 04/16/2015

WFSU “Scott To Sue Obama Administration Over Healthcare Funding, LIP Pool” April 16, 2015 By Lynn Hatter Governor Rick Scott says he’s suing the federal government over a move that links a critical hospital funding program to a Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. The Governor says that amounts to coercion. The U.S. Supreme …

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Issue Commentary — Expansion of Medicaid at the Expense of Our Future

Posted 04/14/2015

Read more about “Expansion of Medicaid at the Expense of Our Future” in the latest JMI Issue Commentary by clicking the cover page below. (View the PDF File)

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    Coral Gables, FL (Aug 20)
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    Charlotte County, FL (Jul 22)
  • Bill Mattox, JMI Director of the Center for Educational Options, attends education policy conference
    San Diego, CA (Jul 21)
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    Savannah, GA (Jul 21)
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