Health care

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    Public not confident in Obamacare exchanges

    Ali Meyer of the Washington Free Beacon reports new poll results that are likely to disturb supporters of the Affordable Care Act. Half of Americans believe that the Obamacare exchanges are collapsing, according to a report from the Kaiser Family Foundation. The report found that 62 percent of…
    Mitch Kokai, September 26, 2017
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    McCain’s unusual reliance on process over outcomes

    Editors at Investor’s Business Daily take aim at Arizona Sen. John McCain’s response to the latest health care reform proposal to emerge from his Senate colleagues. We checked, and we couldn’t find Sen. John McCain telling voters who reelected him in 2016 that he’d repeal ObamaCare, but only…
    Mitch Kokai, September 25, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Sam Hieb reports for Carolina Journal Online on Guilford County commissioners’ response to a proposed High Point baseball stadium. John Hood’s Daily Journal emphasizes the importance of health care reform.
    Mitch Kokai, September 25, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on expert reaction to the latest U.S. Senate Republican effort to overhaul Obamacare. Jon Sanders’ Daily Journal explains why the asking price for a new Amazon headquarters is too high for North Carolina to pay.
    Mitch Kokai, September 22, 2017
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    Which new health care proposal is extreme?

    Jonah Goldberg offers a helpful answer in his latest column at National Review Online. The subheadline offers the short version: “Hint: It isn’t the Republican one.” [Bernie] Sanders got 15 co-sponsors — including some Democratic senators with presidential ambitions. The fact that so many contenders signed on to…
    Mitch Kokai, September 21, 2017
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    Another shot at federal health care reform

    National Review editors assess the latest prospects for Capitol Hill action on health care reform. Senator Rand Paul, the Kentucky Republican, has one thing right: The latest Republican bill on health care is not a repeal and replacement of Obamacare. Under it, the Affordable Care Act’s taxes, spending,…
    Mitch Kokai, September 21, 2017
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    MyFox8 WGHP Talks With Katherine Restrepo About NC’s Regulation of Medical Services

    It’s called Certificate of Need law. North Carolina is one of the states that hasn’t yet repealed the antiquated requirement for a government permission slip before a hospital or doctor group can expand facilities or services. Bob Buckley of WGHP My Fox 8 sat down with our Katherine…
    Donna Martinez, September 19, 2017
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    Two NC Hospitals Want To Offer Special Cancer Treatment. Not So Fast, Says the State.

    JLF’s Katherine Restrepo has written extensively about North Carolina’s Certificate of Need law, which forces hospitals and doctor groups to apply for and receive a state government permission slip before adding new services and/or equipment such as surgical beds, MRI machines, etc. The state has wrongly determined that government…
    Donna Martinez, September 19, 2017