Joseph Coletti

Senior Fellow

Posts by Joseph Coletti (page 36)

  • Fiscal realities

    Live Blog Clive Crook in this morning's Financial Times forgets how we got to this point in state and federal budgets. The federal stimulus was mostly absorbed in offsetting the automatic tightening of fiscal policy by individual states, whose borrowing is strictly constrained. … Now the federal stimulus…
    Joseph Coletti, April 4, 2011
  • Tea Parties stop ObamaCare exchanges

    Live Blog Florida and Louisiana governors led the way by returning ObamaCare implementation grants. Recently, Tea Party groups in Georgia, Montana, and South Carolina got ObamaCare exchange bills shelved. New Hampshire has joined the wave of opposition. The General Assembly needs to follow its stand against…
    Joseph Coletti, March 30, 2011
  • 1000 pages of rules from six pages of law

    Live Blog Inside the 2,700 pages of health care legislation that is ObamaCare, six pages created Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), which have been dubbed HMOs on steroids. Those six pages will explode into more than 1,000 pages of rules to clarify what antitrust means and other questions.
    Joseph Coletti, March 30, 2011
  • The magic washing machine

    Live Blog Hans Rosling again tells another great story with statistics, this time with a personal account about economic progress and how steel, chemicals, and electricity become books. HT: Max Borders…
    Joseph Coletti, March 24, 2011
  • Medicaid is awful

    Live Blog The other day, a young woman told me about her experience on Medicaid. She was recently divorced and trying to get back on her feet, so she signed up for the state-federal health “insurance” program. What she learned, however, was that Medicaid rules meant she…
    Joseph Coletti, March 23, 2011
  • No ObamaCare Exchange in Louisiana

    Live Blog From this morning's Politico Pulse ONLY IN PULSE: JINDAL SAYS NO ON HEALTH EXCHANGE – The Louisiana governor’s office gave PULSE the first definitive answer on whether it would run its own health exchange, and it took them only two letters: no. “Obamacare is a terrible…
    Joseph Coletti, March 22, 2011
  • Georgia drops exchange bill

    Live Blog Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal pulled a bill that would have created an ObamaCare health insurance exchange. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. The legislation enjoyed wide support until phone calls started rolling in this week from tea partyers. Deal said Wednesday that he would put the…
    Joseph Coletti, March 17, 2011
  • Film Office flim flam

    Live Blog The Wilmington Star-News touts state subsidies to movies. Not all of the money goes to movie stars, however, some of it goes to promoting the tax credits themselves. The N.C. Film Office plans to print out business cards and give them to film…
    Joseph Coletti, March 17, 2011