Paul Gessing

Paul Gessing is president of the Rio Grande Foundation in New Mexico.

SCHIP of Fools


SCHIP stands for the State Children’s Health Insurance Program. It was created in 1997 by Congress and President Clinton, and this year it is up for reauthorization. SCHIP was intended to cover children in families who made too much to be eligible for Medicaid. The law was originally supposed to limit eligibility to families making […]

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A Democrat Congress Means Rising Health Costs


Don’t say you weren’t warned. It was predicted that the Democrat-controlled Congress would pass legislation making health care and health insurance more costly. Behind Democratic rhetoric there has always been history — which was a good indicator that “the probable effect of any legislation they pass will be to make health care and health insurance […]

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