Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Why is the "Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act" (HB 1523) needed today? Before the Supreme Court case regarding same-sex marriage (Obergefell v. Hodges), we saw states discriminate against people who…
Fact 1: Medicaid harms patients by providing low-quality care
The goal of Medicaid should be to provide high-quality health care at an affordable price. Medicaid fails to do that.
As part of the president’s health care plan (“ObamaCare”) states are being encouraged to expand Medicaid to cover able-bodied adults who earn up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL). Medicaid already covers low-income mothers and children, as well as disabled adults and low-income seniors. Expanding Medicaid will cover adults with no children who are working or could be working — at least some of whom already have private insurance coverage. In addition to being unnecessary, the expansion will result in lower quality care for Medicaid patients, higher taxes and debt, and job losses for the country as a whole.
Answers to Your Questions About Charter Schools
Q. Why do parents and children in “Successful” districts need public charter schools?
A. For the same reasons parents and children in any district might want a public charter school. Charter schools are not like antibiotics that should be given only to sick children; they are more like a dose of Vitamin C.
Charter School FAQ
This Issue Brief describes the general concept of charter schools; specific legislation may differ.
Glossary of Insurance Terms
Adverse Selection: The tendency for people with greater needs to be more likely to sign up for insurance, or to enroll in one plan over another, resulting in a health insurance pool containing a disproportionate share of people with medical conditions. Such a situation leads to higher premiums, which will drive healthier people out of the pool.
I am concerned about an issue that is being considered by the government. What should I do about it?
CHURCHES AND ELECTIONS:
WHAT IS THE LAW?
Many churches and pastors feel called by scripture to “equip the saints” to represent Christ in all areas of our society, including the voting booth.
by Lawrence W. Reed
The Seven Principles of Sound Public Policy was presented by Lawrence (Larry) Reed on February 17, 2003 at the Mississippi Family Council (now Mississippi Center for Public Policy) annual banquet. Permission was granted by Lawrence Reed and the Mackinac Center to publish the speech. Similar permission should be obtained before republishing this document. To limit confusion, any references made to Mississippi Family Council have been changed to Mississippi Center for Public Policy.