‘Improve Medicaid, Empower States’

Yesterday, three US Senators introduced the Medicaid Improvement and State Empowerment Act designed to provide states with more flexibility to manage and run their Medicaid programs. Senators Tom Coburn (OK), Richard Burr (NC), and Saxby Chambliss (GA) sponsored the bill. In a statement, Sen. Burr addressed the problematic nature of the current federal-state balance: “States…

One peril of pension reform

The United States government is now at its borrowing limit. In order to continue to make interest payments on debt, the federal government is considering some short-run borrowing from federal government workers’ pensions. Many federal workers, after hearing about this plan, may decide to rush into retirement earlier than anticipated: About 550,000 full-time career federal…

Warrantless entry?

A recent Supreme Court decision justified warrantless entry by police officers into a person’s home if illegal drug activity is merely suspected.  This was an 8-1 decision. Interestingly enough, the case that was heard came out of Lexington, Ky. According to USA Today, this is what happened: Officers had entered the breezeway looking for a…