How Donald Trump Is Radically Reforming Obamacare

In the face of congressional inaction, the Trump administration has set out to reform Obamacare by executive order. The reforms stretch the boundaries of what many thought was possible without an act of Congress. Although some changes are still in the comment period (before the rules become formalized), the Trump reforms in some ways are…

Medicaid expansion is a recipe for disaster

Since Obamacare’s passage, Medicaid’s rolls have surged by nearly 28 percent. That’s harmful to taxpayers who shoulder the burden of the increased costs. Many states are considering work requirements to cut costs. A plan in Arkansas requiring able-bodied beneficiaries to work 80 hours a month went into effect in June. But a similar plan in…

Medicaid work requirements are common sense

The Trump administration wants to require Medicaid recipients to work in exchange for their benefits. That means working, volunteering, attending school, or job training for 80 hours a month. Yet this reasonable reform has provoked howls of outrage from progressives, who say the requirements would deprive low-income people of healthcare.This outrage is unjustified. The majority…

To Save Medicaid, Put People To Work

President Trump has a message for millions of able-bodied Medicaid recipients: Get a job.Since January, the administration has allowed states to require Medicaid beneficiaries who are not disabled to engage in 80 hours per month of work, volunteering, job training, or school in return for taxpayer-funded health coverage. The purpose of this reform is twofold…