‘Gag clauses,’ inserted by pharmaceutical benefit managers, prohibit pharmacies from telling people that they might benefit from paying in cash rather than using their insurance card.
Meagan Day and Bhaskar Sunkara blame the Constitution for the concentration of central governmental power in a New York Times op-ed, but the opposite is actually the case.
The Supreme Court has taken a constitutional provision intended to limit government power and turned it into a mandate for unlimited government power.
The ruling paves the way for legal sports gambling in those states that choose to allow it, and stands as a victory for federalism.
Let’s sing about the importance of states having power until we regain power in Washington.
While President Trump undoubtedly introduced more foibles into the legislative process, he has not changed its fundamental dynamic.
We are in a very divided moment, and when divisions run that deep, centralized decision-making can make it worse. But that’s no argument for secession.
“We have about 41 million Americans who are on food stamps right now. Half of that is able-bodied adults and most of whom are not working.”
Liberals have suddenly discovered the benefits of federalism to ‘resist’ a Trump initiative, even as Republicans want to dictate to states how their insurance markets should function.
The case involves sports betting in New Jersey, of all things, and it could have ramifications for the regulation of everything from marijuana and guns to immigration and health care.
Voters in Alabama might send Roy Moore to the U.S. Senate. Maybe it’s time to consider allowing state legislatures to elect senators again.
On the two critical questions—will it lower insurance premiums, and will it generate a system that works for states?—a textual analysis of Graham-Cassidy yields significant doubts.
Here’s a simpler, cleaner solution: Preserving the status quo on Medicaid expansion in exchange for full repeal of Obamacare’s insurance regulations at the federal level.
Moderates want other senators to respect their states’ decisions on Medicaid expansion, but want to dictate to other senators how those senators’ states should regulate health insurance.
This past week, frictions caused by federalism helped create the legislative stalemate, but the forces of federalism can also pave the way for a solution.
Describing President Trump and his flaws, Rebecca Solnit really highlights the great flaw of the American presidency as it becomes ever more monarchical.
Only once before in American history has a significant portion of the population decided they could not tolerate the political ascendency of those with whom they disagreed.
State governments are in a better position than Washington DC to understand local immigration needs and capacities. Let’s give them a greater role in shaping guest worker flows.
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