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New Hospital Out-of-Pocket Policies Reveal How Obamacare Pinches the Poor

By MacIver Communications Director Chris Rochester - It's time for President Obama and the Washington bureaucrats to stop tinkering around the edges, acknowledge that Obamacare has failed to provide access to affordable healthcare, and scrap the law in favor of free-market, patient-centered reform. Read More »

Walker Slams the Door on Gas Tax Increase

MacIver News Service - Gov. Scott Walker has issued a reiterating his opposition to a new gas tax increase without a corresponding decrease elsewhere in the budget. Walker's statement came in response to Joint Finance Committee Co-Chair Rep. John Nygren (R-Marinette), who, in a written statement and on a conference call with reporters, urged the Governor to keep all transportation tax increase options on the table. Read More »

Appleton's Attempt to Take Private Property Shows Us the Real Tom Nelson

By Kevin Binversie - "The Appleton Post-Crescent on Monday reported members of the county board continue to say the eminent domain resolution was in fact Nelson's idea. If that is indeed the case, he better hope no one hung onto their emails." Read More »

Walker Appoints Attorney Daniel Kelly to State Supreme Court

MacIver News Service - Governor Walker on Friday appointed Milwaukee attorney Daniel Kelly, 52, to replace retiring state Supreme Court Justice David Prosser. Read More »

John Torinus: There's Hope for Value Healthcare

By John Torinus - In the era of Obamacare, the move by employers to self-insure the healthcare they offer employees is accelerating. This trend is creating tremendous opportunities for innovation in healthcare. Read More »


New Hospital Out-of-Pocket Policies Reveal How Obamacare Pinches the Poor

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted July 28, 2016 5:00 AM
New Hospital Out-of-Pocket Policies Reveal How Obamacare Pinches the Poor

By MacIver Communications Director Chris Rochester - It's time for President Obama and the Washington bureaucrats to stop tinkering around the edges, acknowledge that Obamacare has failed to provide access to affordable healthcare, and scrap the law in favor of free-market, patient-centered reform. Read More »

Walker Slams the Door on Gas Tax Increase

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted July 27, 2016 9:55 AM
Walker Slams the Door on Gas Tax Increase

MacIver News Service - Gov. Scott Walker has issued a reiterating his opposition to a new gas tax increase without a corresponding decrease elsewhere in the budget. Walker's statement came in response to Joint Finance Committee Co-Chair Rep. John Nygren (R-Marinette), who, in a written statement and on a conference call with reporters, urged the Governor to keep all transportation tax increase options on the table. Read More »

Appleton's Attempt to Take Private Property Shows Us the Real Tom Nelson

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted July 27, 2016 7:56 AM
Appleton's Attempt to Take Private Property Shows Us the Real Tom Nelson

By Kevin Binversie - "The Appleton Post-Crescent on Monday reported members of the county board continue to say the eminent domain resolution was in fact Nelson's idea. If that is indeed the case, he better hope no one hung onto their emails." Read More »

Walker Appoints Attorney Daniel Kelly to State Supreme Court

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted July 22, 2016 8:43 PM
Walker Appoints Attorney Daniel Kelly to State Supreme Court

MacIver News Service - Governor Walker on Friday appointed Milwaukee attorney Daniel Kelly, 52, to replace retiring state Supreme Court Justice David Prosser. Read More »

John Torinus: There's Hope for Value Healthcare

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted July 20, 2016 9:01 AM
John Torinus: There's Hope for Value Healthcare

By John Torinus - In the era of Obamacare, the move by employers to self-insure the healthcare they offer employees is accelerating. This trend is creating tremendous opportunities for innovation in healthcare. Read More »

Free-Market Groups Target Obama's Made-Up "Social Cost of Carbon"

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted July 20, 2016 5:00 AM
Free-Market Groups Target Obama's Made-Up

The Obama Administration is using a made-up metric to justify its pursuit of their political global warming agenda. Read More »

MacIver Marketplace, July 21, 2016

Comments | By The MacIver Institute | Posted July 19, 2016 1:57 PM
MacIver Marketplace, July 21, 2016

This week's Marketplace has articles using Pokemon Go as a case study in the positive effects of capitalism, a former Texas Environmental quality chairman's opinion on the GOP platforms "clean coal" statement, and how many occupational licenses you'll need to shine shoes in Washington D.C. Read More »

Business Owners Concerned about Worker Shortage, Rising Healthcare Costs

Comments | By The MacIver Institute | Posted July 18, 2016 10:21 AM
Business Owners Concerned about Worker Shortage, Rising Healthcare Costs

MacIver News - A survey by Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce has found that business leaders are concerned about an ongoing worker shortage and the rising cost of healthcare. Read More »

Watchdog: Year After Supreme Court Ends John Doe, Conservatives Still Waiting for Justice

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted July 15, 2016 8:28 AM
Watchdog: Year After Supreme Court Ends John Doe, Conservatives Still Waiting for Justice

Special Guest Perspective by M.D. Kittle - One year after the state Supreme Court declared Wisconsin's infamous John Doe investigation unconstitutional, the people harassed, intimidated, and silenced by the political probe still are waiting for justice. Read More »

Harry Reid Uses Putin-like Tactics To Silence Opposition

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted July 13, 2016 2:15 PM
Harry Reid Uses Putin-like Tactics To Silence Opposition

Harry Reid and Senate Democrats think they can bully global warming skeptics into silence - will they win? Read More »

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