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TOPLINE: Stuff You Need to Know for Friday, July 18,2014

Barone: Prez Laid Course For Border Mess The flood of underage — and non-underage — illegal immigrants from Central America coming across the border in Texas is, to paraphrase a former Obama administration official, a “man-caused disaster.” The man who caused it, more than anyone else, is Barack Obama. Speaking at political fundraisers in Dallas and Austin last week — he refused to do a “photo-op” on the border: First things first — Obama placed the blame on House Republicans for not having passed a comprehensive immigration bill as the Democratic-majority Senate did in June 2013. But it wasn’t only Republicans who failed to pass ...

Medicaid Squeeze: Expansion Costing Chicago $67 Million More

Long before the implementation of Obamacare, red flags were being raised about serious financial repercussions states could face if they chose to expand Medicaid. Not only would a state have to absorb all new enrollees under expansion, but also deal with those from the woodwork effect – the massive influx of Medicaid-eligible residents who did not enroll until the implementation of the law. This combination could catch some states that did not financially prepare off guard, causing already-tight budgets to bleed even more. With nearly half the states deciding not to take the gamble, others like Illinois eagerly dove right in. Now they are reaping ...