Category Archives: Health care

NC hiring State Breastfeeding Coordinator

I have no problem with breastfeeding or those who promote it.  But I wonder if the state of North Carolina truly needs a State Breastfeeding Coordinator. Is this the best use of taxpayer dollars?

It’s a good thing North Carolina has a federal health insurance exchange

Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, North Carolina and 35 other states left the monumental task for the federal government to set up their health insurance exchanges. It’s proven to be a smart move. Health Care News reports that many of the 14 states with state-based exchanges (where federally approved health plans are soldContinue Reading

NC Medicaid Reform Not Precursor For Expansion

The 2015 legislative session has commenced, which means that the House and Senate will be hashing out their differences about how best to reform our state’s Medicaid program. The Senate is in favor of the state contracting with multiple managed care companies (MCOs) to manage North Carolina’s Medicaid populations. These MCOs will be held responsibleContinue Reading

N.C. on the wrong side in three health-related regulatory debates

Want better health care for North Carolina? The Mercatus Center at George Mason University offers three prescriptions for all 50 states in a new report. Well before the advent of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the US health care system lacked many of the basic elements of consumer choice, price transparency, and efficiency enjoyed byContinue Reading

Advice for the GOP on addressing Obamacare’s flaws

In an interview for inFocus Quarterly, Tevi Troy outlines ideas for Republicans in Congress to tackle some of the worst elements of the Affordable Care Act. iF: You are one of the foremost experts on health care policy in Washington. Americans consistently express concern that their own insurance is becoming LESS affordable, or they’ve beenContinue Reading

Students’ school lunch complaints continue

Elizabeth Harrington documents for the Washington Free Beacon the ongoing saga of American public school students’ negative reaction to new school lunch offerings. Desperate students are still taking to Twitter to reveal the horrors of school lunch under First Lady Michelle Obama’s rules, including empty chicken nuggets and complaints that meals taste like “prison food.”Continue Reading

Guess how much the government is spending training doctors to talk to fat kids?

Almost a half-million dollars, according to Elizabeth Harrington‘s report for the Washington Free Beacon. A new project from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is using computer simulated training sessions to teach doctors in Minnesota how to talk to fat kids. The nearly $500,000 study using “virtual role play” to coach doctors is the latestContinue Reading

Adding new complications to the tax code? Thanks, Obamacare

Richard Pollock writes for the Daily Caller about the confusion that lies ahead for people trying to prepare tax returns in the age of Obamacare. H&R Block, the nation’s largest retail tax preparation company warns that the newly released Obamacare tax code, officially called the Affordable Care Act, is likely to confuse millions of taxpayersContinue Reading