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Josh Archambault
Works at Foundation for Government Accountability
Attended Harvard Kennedy School
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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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  • Harvard Kennedy School
    MPP, 2008 - 2010
  • Gordon College
    2001 - 2005

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Alaska legislators just hired Paul Clement, former Solicitor General under President George W. Bush, and one of his law partners Erin Murphy to sue Governor Bill Walker over his unilateral expansion of Medicaid under Obamacare.
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Even as the economy has started to improve, millions of able-bodied childless Americans have become trapped in the food stamp program. Yet governors and legislators can make a simple policy change this summer to reinstate work requirements that will help to restore the working class.
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Last week, Alaska Gov. Bill Walker announced that he will bypass the legislative process and implement Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion by executive fiat. Gov. Walker appears to be deliberately underestimating Medicaid expansion enrollment, benefit costs, and administrative costs to make this expansion possible.
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By Patrick Ishmael & Josh Archambault - The U.S. Supreme Court prohibited Congress and the Obama administration from holding medicaid funding hostage, yet that has not stopped HHS from using Medicaid waivers as sticks of blackmail rather than carrots of consensus. The appetite for cooperative federalism has already dampened and would be dampened considerably more if states can only pray that the federal government doesn’t alter deals any further.
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Don't mess with Medicaid expansion? A lesson from Texas
 
Josh Archambault, an Obamacare critic and senior fellow with the Foundation for Government Accountability, earlier this year argued on Forbes.com that Congress should repeal expansion.
 
"The vast majority of the able-bodied adults covered under Obamacare expansion have never been considered among the most vulnerable, have no disabilities keeping them from work, have no dependent children and don't typically qualify for other types of welfare, including cash assistance and long-term food stamps," Archambault wrote. "Why should federal taxpayers pay states nearly twice as much to cover able-bodied adults as they pay to cover the truly needy?"
http://www.cnbc.com/id/102717684
Texas is forgoing about $100 billion in federal funds by rejecting the idea of expanding a major health program for the poor to more adults.
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The AP has reported that the U.S. Attorney's office has issued subpoenas to the Massachusetts Health Connector, the state’s ACA insurance exchange. So what really happened in the state that some say “inspired” the ACA? And does the future of the original full blown state-based exchange look bleak as federal taxpayer money dries up?
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Across the country, governors and state lawmakers have circled “2017” on their calendars. As Obamacare's federal Medicaid expansion dollars are reduced, many will find themselves scrambling as 17 expansion states have surpassed enrollment projections by an average of 91%, with most surpassing maximum enrollment by 73%. As it turns out, “free money” comes at a long-term cost.
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As we wait for the Obamacare ruling, learn what exchange enrollees really want from King v Burwell. http://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2015/06/24/king-v-burwell-obamacare-enrollees-to-states-dont-set-up-aca-exchanges/
This month, the Foundation for Government Accountability released a first-of-its-kind survey of Obamacare exchange enrollees in federal exchange states. It provides policymakers with guidance on how they should respond to the ruling.
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Monday marked the start of a special session called to pass Florida’s budget. Right on cue, the heavily hospital-connected State Senate is pushing Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion again. With a slightly modified version now rebranded as FHIX 2.0 (or Florida Health Insurance Affordability Exchange Program), the Florida Senate is pushing against a resolute House and a Governor that has all but threatened a veto. For those following the debate in Tall...
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The Obama administration has worked for years to lure states into accepting Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion under the false promise of “flexibility.” The latest fight with Florida over Low Income Pool (LIP) funding should disabuse any state leaders of that false notion.
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