The Institute for Policy Innovation

States' Latest Obamacare Lawsuit Keeps Pressure on Washington

DALLAS – A new lawsuit from the states argues that the tax law President Trump signed in December which revokes Obamacare’s individual mandate also makes the rest of Obamacare unconstitutional. In a statement, IPI resident scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews said: “Twenty states, led by Texas …

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SNAP Food-Box Proposal Is A Tough One To Swallow

Albuquerque Journal Editorial Board There’s no question the nation’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), aka food stamps, is past its expiration date for reform. But cutting benefits for families truly in need and slapping a yuppie name on a prior era’s same old box of …

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Coalition Letter to Congress Regarding the Remote Transactions Parity Act

February 26, 2017 Open Letter to Congress: Oppose H.R. 2193, the Remote Transactions Parity Act! Dear Representative, On behalf of the millions of citizens represented by the undersigned organizations, we write in strong opposition to H.R. 2193, the so-called Remote Transactions Parity Act (RTPA), and …

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Gas Exports Become a Force for World Peace and a Cleaner Environment

Think that’s an overstatement?  The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) just announced that China has become the world’s second largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) importer. Out of respect for the just-concluded Winter Olympics, let’s say China is the LNG silver medal winner—especially since China just …

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Chopping Food Stamp Choices… And Taxpayers' Dollars

By Chris Woodward A controversy is brewing over a Trump administration idea that would limit food purchases by food stamp recipients but save the federal program billions of dollars. The administration is considering replacing some of a food stamp recipient’s benefits with a box of …

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Battle Brews in DC Over Food Stamp Cuts

By Michael Coleman WASHINGTON – A White House plan to replace federal food stamps with groceries delivered by mail isn’t likely to become reality anytime soon, but the idea signals a looming budget battle over free nutrition programs. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, …

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Voters Must Ensure Government Answers This Emergency Call

According to NENA, the 9-1-1 Association, “on February 16, 1968, Senator Rankin Fite completed the first 9-1-1 call made in the United States in Haleyville, Alabama.” But over that last 50 years since that event, some states and localities have found a way to turn …

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How Republicans Can Ensure Great Health Care Coverage

The good news is that the Republican tax reform passed in December will end the mandate to have government-approved health insurance coverage beginning in 2019. The bad news is that, unless Congress acts — or unless states decide to work around the law — individuals …

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Trump's Food Stamp Replacement Proposal Has Merit

The Deep Entitlement State immediately dismissed President Donald Trump’s suggestion that the government provide a food box to replace a portion—not all—of the food stamp program, known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).  Actually, the idea has merit and should be considered, at least …

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