Category Archives: Health care

Lobotomy and the post-World War II incidence of post-traumatic stress disorder

Long before post-traumatic stress disorder gained its name, society dealt with soldiers who returned from combat with “battle fatigue,” “shell shock,” or other mental problems. One of the more disturbing responses to those problems was the frontal lobotomy surgery. Dr. Philip Miller practiced internal medicine and cardiology for 34 years with Wake Internal Medicine ConsultantsContinue Reading

Affordable Concierge Care

This week wraps up the first annual Healthcare Solutions Week – where public policy think tanks nationwide are raising awareness about how market-based principles can reduce health care costs while increasing quality and accessibility of care. A massive government overhaul of our healthcare delivery system continues to unfold, and the nation is embarking upon uncharted territory. ProvidersContinue Reading

Obamacare Burdens Physicians With More Paperwork

Healthcare Solutions Week  More regulations imposed under Obamacare mean that doctors are now spending less time with patients. Dr. Rosemary Stein, a private practitioner in Burlington, NC, gives some insight in yesterday’s Charlotte Observer: Today, we have less treatment time per day thanks to the burgeoning paperwork required by all the regulations – 13,000-plus pages at lastContinue Reading

This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

With all of the recent debate about reducing health care costs, there’s been little discussion about opening up competition by scrapping the state’s certificate-of-need law. Katherine Restrepo analyzes North Carolina’s CON restrictions during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Sarah Curry discusses two key N.C. government revenue sources: the state lottery and local propertyContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online on a federal agency’s efforts to block access to documents related to a grant project tied to U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan’s family. Sarah Curry’s Daily Journal explains how North Carolina’s state budget funds health care.

Cato’s Tanner examines Dems’ demagoguery on Ebola

Michael Tanner of the Cato Institute devotes a National Review Online column to rebutting Democratic Party rhetoric involving the Ebola virus. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Government fails at one of its most basic tasks. In response, the politicians from both parties complain that we are not spending enough money. And Democrats,Continue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online that key state lawmakers still oppose Medicaid expansion. Terry Stoops’ Daily Journal looks beyond the rhetoric about cuts to the N.C. Department of Public Instruction.

Pursuing helpful health care reforms

Health Care Solutions Week: Hadley Heath Manning of the Independent Women’s Forum explains in a Washington Times column why health care reformers should turn their attention to problems left unaddressed by the Affordable Care Act. Before the passage of the ACA, American health care had long suffered from several chronic problems: high and ever-rising costs,Continue Reading