Ross at The Bloviator is on a high and rightly so! He has great news about a new baby boy, and new job and a guaranteed lottery win (well maybe not the last one, but then he probably failed stats 101!) Congrats, Ross!
Meanwhile Ross reminds me that even back in those dark days before there was a THCB, he was writing about the fact that the Medicaid games in his home state of Illinois were likely to draw the Federal scrutiny that the Wonk wrote about and the NY Times picked up on. And his last line has the question "if every state did this, would the Feds allow such maneuvers?". If we go to block grants the answer is clearly no.