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Category Archives: Federal assistance in the United States

Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare for All” Is ‘Good For None’

Authored by Richard Kocur via The Mises Institute, Recently, Senator Bernie Sanders unveiled a single-payer healthcare plan called “Medicare for All.” Sanders titled his approach for nationalizing one-sixth of the American economy as “Medicare for All” in order to offer a template for his vision of the U.S. healthcare system. Unfortunately, using Medicare as the […]

These Are The Cities Where Rent Hikes Leave The Most People Homeless

The idea that rising rents beget increases in a city’s homeless population is nothing new. But in a recent study, Zillow, the online real-estate database company, used a mix of government and proprietary data to examine how much influence an increase in the first variable has on the second. The result was surprising. Using a […]

Senate Republicans Reveal New “Obamacare-Lite” Healthcare Bill

In what could very well end up being just another exercise in futility, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has just released a new version of a healthcare plan which, among other things, incorporates demands from Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) to allow insurers to sell low-cost, skimpier plans all in an […]

“From Horrific To Catastrophic”: Court Ruling Sends Illinois Into Financial Abyss

First Maine, then Connecticut, and finally late on Friday, confirming the worst case outcome many had expected, Illinois entered its third straight fiscal year without a budget as Republican Governor Bruce Rauner and Democratic lawmakers failed to agree on how to compromise over the government’s chronic deficits, pushing it closer toward becoming the first junk-rated […]

Trump Targets Food Stamps With Proposed Fee On Retailers

Trump’s proposal to overhaul the U.S. food stamp program, or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) as it’s currently known, has brought with it a widely overlooked fee that could end up costing food retailers billions.  Per MSN: That provision is a new fee that the White House wants to charge retailers that accept food […]

Why The Healthcare Reform Bill Went Down In Flames

Via Global Macro Monitor, OK, comrades, let’s check our partisanship at the door and deal with some real analysis on the health care bill that just went down in flames. Here are a few of our thoughts on why the Trump/Ryan healthcare bill to repeal and replace Obamacare went down and some economics behind it… […]

Maine Drops 9,000 From Food Stamps After Refusal To Comply With Work Requirements

Republican Governor Paul LePage dared to begin enforcing Maine's volunteer and work requirements for food stamp (SNAP) recipients to keep their benefits. The end result was more than 9,000 non-disabled adults getting dropped from the program.   As CNS News' Eric Schiener reports, a Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) spokesman tells the Associated […]

“It Was A Pretty Disturbing Briefing”: Why State Governors Suddenly Got Cold Feet About Obamacare Repeal

Several days after Goldman Sachs explained in theory why hopes for a quick “repeal and replace” of Obamacare are now extinguished, and even “repair and rename” is looking bad, overnight state governors meeting in Washington got the bad news in practice, when a presentation from Avalere Health and McKinsey warned that the policies proposed by […]

Repeal, Replace, Repair, Rename? Here Is The Latest On Obamacare, And Why It’s Bad For Stocks

During his campaign, Trump vowed to America’s middle class that he would get rid of (since then the phrase has been amended to “repeal and replace” for various reasons) Obamacare as soon as he got into office. Well, Trump is out of his 30 day honeymoon, and the confusion and chaos over the future of […]

California Governor Jerry Brown Admits To $1.5 Billion “Math Error” In State Budget

Budgeting can be difficult, particularly for expansive state budgets that require a ton of inputs to support 1,000s of line items each of which can result in massive variances depending on the development of various economic indicators like interest rates, commodity prices, etc. throughout the year. That said, while forecasting variances are inevitable, we, as […]