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Patrick Ishmael

I am a Kansas City native and a Saint Louis University graduate. I study public policy issues in my home state and, from time to time, suggest ... More »I am a Kansas City native and a Saint Louis University graduate. I study public policy issues in my home state and, from time to time, suggest reforms of my own. As my day job I serve as an analyst for the Show-Me Institute, a free market think tank based in Missouri.

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Healthcare Volunteerism Foiled By Best Intentions (A Generous Reading)

Patrick Ishmael, a policy analyst at free market think tank Show-Me Institute, summed it up this way: “Existing Missouri clinics are enough to meet the needs of the needy? Would the needy agree with the governor?” Where Nixon might have been on stronger ground is when he suggested...

Opposition grows for medical research tax issue

"I think the research does have great local benefits," said Patrick Ishmael of the Show-Me Institute. "The question is who should be funding it? I think the private sector has shown in the past it is more than capable of providing that sort of funding. " The basic Jackson County tax rate ...

Oct. 18, 2013 Response to Proposed Medical Research Tax Editorial

This editorial was delivered by Patrick Ishmael for the Show-Me Institute...

seMissourian.com: Opinion Column: Increasing minimum wage hurts people designed to help (02/25/14)

By Patrick Ishmael

Patrick Ishmael is a policy analyst at the Show-Me Institute, which promotes market solutions for Missouri public policy. © Copyright 2014 Southeast Missourian. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed...

Missouri, Kansas tax policy argued in morning meeting

Panelist Patrick Ishmael said the decision to leave a community involves tax policy, but said it wasn’t the only reason people move. Tax policy “is a contributing factor, not a motivating factor,” he said. But he said that could change with the Kansas tas cuts. Recent tax policy changes ...

Missouri bill would cut taxes for families with children

So that’s a really good start,” said Patrick Ishmael, policy analyst with the conservative Show-Me Institute. “That said, we’d like to see tax relief extended to all Missourians — both those with children and those without.” Senate Majority Leader Ron Richard, a Joplin Republican, said ...

Tax cut struggle resumes in Missouri

“The Senate proposals are a small step in the right direction, but the state would be better served with deeper tax cuts,” said Patrick Ishmael, policy analyst for the Show-Me Institute, a free-market think tank based in St. Louis. “Tax policy and tax rates matter.” Critics of the idea ...

The motion picture

) More News Vizzini: He didn't fall?...The Princess Bride, 1987 Our friend Patrick Ishmael is up with a blog post on the Show-Me Institute website, providing figures that he says show wealth is leaving Missouri for other states. FULL ARTICLE AT Kansas City Star ...

State chamber loses big with Rick Perry invite

The institute’s Patrick Ishmael gave a curious justification for Perry’s poaching in an interview with Kansas City Star reporter Jason Hancock. “The notion that some politicians want Missourians to be offended when other states try to take our businesses is like the Chiefs being offended ...

Missouri must answer Kansas' tax cuts

Brenda Talent, of Chesterfield, Mo., is executive director and Patrick Ishmael, of St. Louis, is a policy analyst at the Show-Me Institute, a St. Louis-based free-markets public policy center...

Minimum wage hurts the workers

Patrick Ishmael is a policy analyst at the Show-Me Institute, which promotes market solutions for Missouri public policy...

Letter-Ishmael

Letter-Ishmael Patrick Ishmael policy analyst Show-Me Institute Buffalo Reflex - Buffalo, Missouri | 0 comments Missouri lawmakers have returned to Jefferson City this month with a jam-packed agenda in tow. One issue that has the potential to dominate all the others in 2014 is the issue that ...

Response to Forbes/Show-Me Take on Missouri Medicaid Situation

However, a commentary by Patrick Ishmael (of Missouri's Show-Me Institute) in Forbes deserves a response. For full disclosure, I serve as Chair of Missouri's MOHealthNET Oversight Committee, a public body that has the duty of overseeing the state's Medicaid program. We meet about four ...

Patrick Ishmael, columnist: Left wages war on poor with minimum wage push » Opinion &raqu

By Patrick Ishmael Special to The Globe The Joplin Globe Mon Feb 24, 2014, 09:55 AM CST The Road to Washington may be paved with good intentions, but good intentions don’t always translate into good policy. Just ask the millions of Americans who liked their health insurance plans, were told ...

Bad Data, Bad Tech and No Expansion Lead to Fall in Missouri Medicaid Enrollment

After President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services estimated that nearly 12 million people would be added to the country’s Medicaid rolls by 2014. At the time the expansion was mandatory, and the ...

Neely sponsors bill on use of investigational drugs

"I think its compassionate," said Patrick Ishmael from the Show-Me Institute. "I think it provides hope and I think it's humane. " Neely said the bill would give people the right to be in charge of their own life and allow people to make their own determination with their treatment methods...

GUEST COMMENTARY: Raising the minimum wage is no kindness to low-income workers

Patrick Ishmael is a policy analyst at the Show-Me Institute, which promotes market solutions for Missouri public policy. Show Me the Errors ( What's this? ) Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here. You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest...

GUEST COMMENTARY: Reform, not spending, should top the state's agenda

Patrick Ishmael is a policy analyst at the Show-Me Institute, which promotes market solutions for Missouri public policy. The commentary first appeared in the St. Louis Business Journal. Show Me the Errors ( What's this? ) Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here. ...

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