An unfunded federal Medicaid mandate would cause significant budget problems for Nevada.
How much would a government-run health care program cost Nevada?
Let's suppose for a moment that American voters were suddenly able to read the minds of leftist politicians. What would we learn?
There's something noticeably absent from the debate over health care reform. It's something you ought to hear, clearly and constantly, from those who are lining up to oppose President Obama's plan to hand our health care system over to the government. But you don't hear it — at least, not nearly as often as you should.
It should be obvious by now to anyone following the debate over health care reform that the Right has won the argument, and won it big.
As the Obama Administration has highlighted in recent weeks, the American health care system is badly in need of reform. Unfortunately, the President's plan for health care would create more problems than it would resolve. Health care reform should take a different approach that emphasizes one of America's great traditional strengths — the power of market choice.
One component of the proposed health care reform bill is a requirement that all employers provide a minimum amount of health insurance benefits to their employees. For small businesses especially, this mandate would mean a hike in labor costs that would likely force employers to lay off workers.
In the ongoing healthcare debate, people often ask: Why isn't healthcare affordable and accessible to all? This is the wrong question to ask. It assumes that a hidden supply of healthcare exists somewhere, and that if the government (or someone) could just find it or stop the wealthy from hoarding it, healthcare would be as free and accessible as sunshine. A better question is: Why does healthcare exist at all?
Quantitative analyses suggest that tax dollars are being spent quite ineffectively in the Silver State.