Health care

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    Looking to Idaho for more than just potatoes

    The Washington Examiner explains why the Gem State could serve as an example for dealing with the Affordable Care Act‘s failure. Congressional Republicans failed to repeal or replace Obamacare. But one state has come up with a way to get around it. Idaho is dealing with Obamacare by…
    Mitch Kokai, February 20, 2018
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    This Week, Lawmakers Continue To Discuss The Widening Rural-Urban Health Care Divide

    Telemedicine, graduate medical education (GME) reforms, and allowing for nurse practitioners (NPs) to practice to the full extent of their training. These are just a few of the health care reforms state lawmakers are considering that could help ameliorate the widening rural-urban health care divide. My…
    Katherine Restrepo, February 16, 2018
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    Removing Professional Barriers For Nurse Practitioners Could Help Rural Health Care Gaps

    If an NP wants to practice in North Carolina, he/she must establish a collaborative practice agreement with a physician that outlines practice parameters for patient management and prescribing authorities, as well as describing how the providers will interact. Interestingly enough, NPs don’t have to be in the same geographic…
    Katherine Restrepo, February 16, 2018
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    Shocker! Obamacare does nothing to limit key driver of rising health care costs

    Matthew Kandrach reports for the Washington Examiner on one aspect of health care that has seen no benefits from the Affordable Care Act. Almost a decade after President Obama’s Affordable Care Act radically changed the healthcare landscape, costs are on the rise. Many Americans now pay more for…
    Mitch Kokai, February 16, 2018
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    A special $58 million fund connected with the Atlantic Coast Pipeline project continues to generate controversy. Rick Henderson discusses the latest developments, including a potential separation-of-powers fight between Gov. Roy Cooper and the General Assembly, during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jon Guze explains how…
    Mitch Kokai, February 16, 2018
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    Trying to kill Obamacare’s employer mandate

    Kerry Picket of the Daily Caller highlights a plan to end one of the Affordable Care Act’s most objectionable measures. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady told reporters Republicans are crafting ways to either repeal or at least delay ObamaCare’s employer mandate to offer health insurance…
    Mitch Kokai, February 15, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on approval of a bill to address N.C. public school class size requirements, the state elections and ethics board, and a $58 million fund tied to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Way also reports on state Treasurer Dale Folwell’s call for a…
    Mitch Kokai, February 14, 2018
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    There Is No Doctor Shortage In North Carolina…

    …physicians just aren’t choosing to practice in sparsely populated towns. While the supply of physicians is increasing across North Carolina, only five percent of family doctors relocated to rural areas of the state after graduating from their residency program between 2008 and 2011. The chart below, presented by Dr. Erin Fraher…
    Katherine Restrepo, February 13, 2018