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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Sunshine State News — JMI’s Bob McClure Urges Caution on Medicaid Expansion

Posted 04/07/2015

Sunshine State News “JMI’s Bob McClure Urges Caution on Medicaid Expansion” April 6, 2015 By Kevin Derby Dr. Bob McClure, the president and CEO of the James Madison Institute (JMI), a group which fights for free-market solutions and economic opportunity, offered his take on the debate in the Florida Legislature over whether to accept federal …

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Herald-Tribune — Scott reverses path on Medicaid

Posted 04/06/2015

Herald-Tribune ” Scott reverses path on Medicaid” April 6, 2015 By Lloyd Dunkelberger TALLAHASSEE - Complicating an already difficult legislative session in which lawmakers differ over $4 billion in health care funding, Gov. Rick Scott abruptly entered the fray Monday, all but declaring he would oppose any expansion of Medicaid this spring. Scott’s statement shifts the …

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Ocala Star Banner — Scott reverses course, opposes expanding Medicaid

Posted 04/06/2015

Ocala Star Banner “Scott reverses course, opposes expanding Medicaid” April 6, 2015 By Lloyd Dunkelberger, H-T Capital Bureau TALLAHASSEE - Complicating an already difficult legislative session in which lawmakers differ over $4 billion in health care funding, Gov. Rick Scott abruptly entered the fray Monday, all but declaring he would oppose any expansion of Medicaid this …

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Statement Regarding Gov. Rick Scott’s AP Quote on LIP Funding

Posted 04/06/2015

Statement on behalf of Dr. Bob McClure, president and CEO of The James Madison Institute: “The decision on whether to take federal dollars to expand Medicaid presents a challenging quandary for policymakers. No one on either side, whether in the legislature or the public realm, takes lightly what is at stake — the health and …

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Tallahassee Democrat — Area legislators weigh in on Scott’s about face

Posted 04/06/2015

Tallahassee Democrat “Area legislators weigh in on Scott’s about face” April 6, 2015 By Sean Rossman Tallahassee politicos woke up to news Monday that Gov. Rick Scott had done an about face on Medicaid expansion, a decision likely to impact ongoing legislative dealings on the health care of hundreds of thousands of Floridians. “The decision …

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