Erik Paulsen’s Spending Priorities Make No Sense

Back in May, the House passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017, an omnibus appropriations bill. The legislation provided discretionary funding for the federal government through the 2017 fiscal year, which ends in October. Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.) welcomed the bill. “Funding our government and keeping it running,” Paulsen explained, “is an essential duty of … Continue reading Erik Paulsen’s Spending Priorities Make No Sense

America Doesn’t Need More HSAs

Most of the conversation surrounding the healthcare legislation currently under debate in the Senate focuses on how it will leave over 20 million people without insurance over the next decade. Less attention has been paid to what the bill will add -- namely, an inducement to invest more in health savings accounts, or HSAs. HSAs … Continue reading America Doesn’t Need More HSAs

Paulsen’s Vote For The AHCA Will Only Accelerate America’s Drug Problem

One of the most significant impacts of the The American Health Care Act – the GOP’s long-promised effort to do away with Obamacare – would be its effect on drug treatment centers and drug addicts. If the Senate passes the AHCA, drug treatment centers and substance abuse programs across the country would see widespread budget … Continue reading Paulsen’s Vote For The AHCA Will Only Accelerate America’s Drug Problem