Category Archives: Health care

LA Times notes Obamacare’s impact on Californians seeking medical treatment

The Los Angeles Times reports on health care access in the Golden State under the federal Affordable Care Act. Finding a doctor who takes Obamacare coverage could be just as frustrating for Californians in 2015 as the health-law expansion enters its second year. The state’s largest health insurers are sticking with their often-criticized narrow networksContinue Reading

Barron’s Epstein chides economists who touted Obamacare

Gene Epstein of Barron’s explains in his latest “Economic Beat” column why economists who touted the potential benefits of the Affordable Care Act ought to have recanted their support once further evidence came to light. In January 2011, more than 300 economists signed a letter to Congress endorsing the Affordable Care Act and specifically affirmingContinue Reading

This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

North Carolina education officials have released the latest statewide school testing data, and Terry Stoops sifts through the highlights during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jane Shaw of the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy discusses efforts to boost college graduation rates. George Mason University law professor Frank Buckley explains why he believesContinue Reading

If you like your Obamacare-related health insurance cancellation …

Robert Graboyes of the Mercatus Center explains in the video below why the Affordable Care Act’s bizarre rules could cause recurring health insurance cancellations. To keep up with other developments in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, be sure to sign up for Katherine Restrepo’s regular Health Care Update.

New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on projections that Obamacare premiums are about to surge. Jon Ham’s Daily Journal explains that facts often fall victim to the media’s preferred narrative of events.

This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

Medicaid expansion would end up being a bad deal for North Carolina. Katherine Restrepo explains why during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. State House Speaker Pro Tem Paul Stam touts recent developments in school choice for North Carolina families, and Jane Shaw of the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy discusses efforts amongContinue Reading

Health Care Access

This morning, I saw a headline about the increase in walk-in clinics.  According to the article, some doctors are concerned.  These clinics, such as CVS Minute Clinic, don’t offer preventative care, and they don’t offer the same continuity of care that one receives when regularly seeing the same family doctor.  Or that’s the argument. ButContinue Reading

Obamacare and the “family glitch”

From today’s Washington Examiner: In theory, Obamacare is supposed to offer fully or partially subsidized health insurance to Americans below a certain income threshold if they do not have the option of obtaining affordable coverage through their employers. “Affordable” is defined as coverage cheaper than 9.5 percent of household income. But under a ruling byContinue Reading