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Josh Archambault
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 Is Arkansas Violating Federal Law By Not Verifying Eligibility For Its Obamacare Medicaid Expansion?http://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2015/04/16/is-arkansas-violating-federal-law-by-not-verifying-eligibility-for-its-obamacare-medicaid-expansion/
Internal e-mails from the Arkansas Department of Human Services reveal that the state has not bothered to verify that individuals enrolled in Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion are still eligible for benefits. This revelation comes with several legal and policy implications and should serve as a wakeup call to state legislators across the country.
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King v Burwell SCOTUS Fallout: New Poll Confirms Voters Don't Want State Obamacare Exchanges
http://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2015/04/02/new-poll-confirms-voters-dont-want-state-obamacare-exchanges/
Last week, the Foundation for Government Accountability released a groundbreaking poll of voters in federal exchange states that provides valuable insight into how voters want policymakers to respond to the pending King v. Burwell Supreme Court ruling. In short, voters don’t want their state legislators to rescue Obamacare should the Supreme Court rule that health insurance subsidies cannot flow through HealthCare.gov. They blame Congress for a p...
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My latest column at Forbes with Jonathan Ingram​ and Nicholas Horton​ on the labor impacts of Medicaid expansion. You have to consider every side of any issue, not just look at the political angle: 

Obamacare's Medicaid Expansion Could Cause 2.6 Million Able-Bodied Adults To Drop Out Of Labor Force, Breakdown by State

http://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2015/02/24/obamacares-medicaid-expansion-could-cause-2-6-million-able-bodied-adults-to-drop-out-of-labor-force/
One of the biggest myths pushed in statehouses across the country is that Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion will be an engine of economic growth. But the truth is that expanding Medicaid to able-bodied adults will discourage work, create massive new welfare cliffs and ultimately shrink the economy, not grow it. A new report by the Foundation for Government Accountability outlines how Obamacare expansion could affect the labor force.
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All eyes are on Arkansas. The state’s “Private Option” Obamacare Medicaid expansion has proven a policy disaster and political nightmare. The question is now if politicians will deliver on their campaign promises to end the program, and be the first state to try to pull out of the Obamacare Medicaid expansion.
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Neil Minkoff, MD and I lay out a bold agenda for the new Governor in MA on healthcare.

Baker’s Dozen: A Common Sense Healthcare Agenda for the Next Governor – Day 1: Transparency

http://pioneerinstitute.org/news/bakers-dozen-a-common-sense-healthcare-agenda-for-the-next-governor/
Pioneer Institute is pleased to present, “Baker’s Dozen: A Common Sense Healthcare Agenda for the Next Governor” – 13 steps we can take that cover everything from transforming incentives in the system and bringing transparency to pricing, to needed reforms to our public health system, patient engagement, and ways to lower the cost of insurance. Today we’re focusing on the transformative power of information on the marketplace. Co-authors Josh Arc...
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“The interest for state lawmakers has been that, even as as the economy has improved, they continue to see a lot of individuals being added to these programs," says Josh Archambault, a senior fellow at the Foundation for Government Accountability, which supports changes to welfare laws. “[It's] a recognition that they’re not doing what they're supposed to do – it’s not temporary, It’s not orienting people toward work.”

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2015/04/09/states-take-aim-at-social-welfare-programs
Bans on steak and tattoos attract national attention, but ;other provisions raise concerns among advocates for the poor. ;
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Arkansas' Private Option Architect Hopes To Revive The State's Failed Obamacare Medicaid Experiment

http://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2015/03/17/arkansas-private-option-architect-hopes-to-revive-the-states-failed-obamacare-medicaid-experiment/
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Discussing the SCOTUS ACA case today on Coffee & Markets with Brad Jackson
http://coffeeandmarkets.com/2015/03/04/a-closer-look-at-king-v-burwell/
Podcasts on politics, culture, and the marketplace
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Gov. Mike Pence's HIP 2.0 Obamacare Medicaid expansion is a watered down version of a watered down version of the original Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP), and is wrought with the same flaws as other Obamacare Medicaid expansions. Gov. Pence’s plan impacts the exact same population as Obamacare Medicaid expansion, guts the original provisions of HIP, discourages work, and will shrink the economy.
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A key provision of Gov. Haslam’s (R-TN) Obamacare plan is what he’s calling the “Volunteer Plan.” Haslam officials don’t yet know how many of the program’s features will actually function, but from what we do know it could be one of the most expensive Obamacare Medicaid expansions yet.
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My latest at Forbes with Jonathan Ingram and Nicholas Horton.
The voters said they wanted it, now for the governing part....

How The New Congress Can Thoughtfully Repeal Obamacare's Expansion
http://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2015/01/05/how-the-new-congress-can-thoughtfully-repeal-obamacares-expansion/
On January 6th 2015 , a new Congress convenes. These Republicans, elected on the promise of rolling back Obamacare, are ready to start chipping away at the law. One of their first targets? Obamacare’s immoral funding scheme that prioritizes able-bodied adults over the truly needy.
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  • Harvard Kennedy School
    MPP, 2008 - 2010
  • Gordon College
    2001 - 2005
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  • Foundation for Government Accountability
    Senior Fellow, present
  • Pioneer Institute
    Senior Fellow of Health Care Policy and Middle Cities, present
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