Joseph Coletti is Director of Health and Fiscal Policy Studies at the John Locke Foundation in North Carolina. His writings have appeared in numerous national and state publications. He has appeared on radio and television shows and has presented to national organizations. Coletti's policy contributions have had direct impact in health care, state budgets, and pension reform.

Before joining the Locke Foundation, Coletti was with the Japan Business Council in Washington, D.C., and J.D. Power and Associates in Detroit and Tokyo.

Coletti received a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan and a master's degree from the Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).

By Joseph Coletti

Not Dead Yet

A federal judge ruled that the entire Obamacare bill "must be declared void." While the law is not dead yet, that wasn't the only good news last week for those who think it should be. … more

New Year, Same Fight

Incoming Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Yale Professor Jacob Hacker offer two visions of the future of American health care. … more

ObamaCare's Clear and Present Michigan Budget Danger

In addition to a massive expansion of Medicaid set to begin 2014, the new federal "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act" (PPACA) restricts fiscally-stessed states' ability to generate budget savings in the program right now. As a result, states can either play chicken with the federal government or give up and look for other places save. … more

Protecting Michigan’s Health Care System

Transform Medicaid First

If the state can reduce cost and provide better health care coverage to the poor, the premium support and personal account plan should be a no-brainer and get federal approval for a waiver. … more