September 18, 2006 2:52PM

Beggar Thy Neighbor

This item is a month old, but worth taking the time to read — especially if you work on health policy in the states. Paul Gessing is the president of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Foundation. That state’s governor, Bill Richardson, is planning a run for the presidency and recently proposed expanding New Mexico’s Medicaid program. In an article for National Review Online, Gessing does a superb job of explaining why that is the wrong approach. Other state think tanks should take note.