Health care

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Federal “equitable sharing” programs hurt the relationship between local law enforcement agencies and the people they’re supposed to protect. The programs also threaten private property rights. Jon Guze explains how during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops explains why he’s glad to see a new…
    Mitch Kokai, November 17, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on the goals of National Apprenticeship Week. Julie Tisdale’s Daily Journal offers another firsthand example of problems linked to North Carolina’s certificate-of-need restrictions on medical facilities and equipment.
    Mitch Kokai, November 17, 2017
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    Beware of Unintended Consequences of Telemedicine Parity Laws

    This week, the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services met to discuss a variety of policy issues, including telemedicine. Defined as “delivering health care at a distance,” telemedicine has proven to expedite access to health care for many, especially for people who reside in rural areas where health…
    Katherine Restrepo, November 16, 2017
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    Medicaid expansion ‘out of control,’ ‘unsustainable’

    The subheadline of Nicholas Horton’s National Review Online column uses those terms to describe a proposal North Carolina legislative leaders have been fighting ever since the Affordable Care Act squeaked through a deeply divided Congress. It’s not the lead story on the nightly news, and it’s not generating…
    Mitch Kokai, November 16, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on the N.C. Medicaid program’s budget and transition toward managed care. Julie Tisdale’s Daily Journal highlights real pain linked to North Carolina’s certificate-of-need restrictions.
    Mitch Kokai, November 16, 2017
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    Cato Expert: We’re Misdiagnosing the Opioid Crisis

    Gov. Roy Cooper is one of just three governors that are serving on the Trump Administration’s Commission on Combatting Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis. The president believes the situation is so dire that he’s declared a health emergency in our country. But Dr. Jeffrey Singer, a Senior…
    Donna Martinez, November 16, 2017
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    Interim Committee Notes: Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services

    The Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services met on November 14, 2017. The notes below highlight some of the meeting’s most important developments: Committee Members: Click Here Committee Meeting Documents: Click Here Senator Pate, Presiding Co-chair   Comments from Mandy Cohen, MD, Secretary Department of Health…
    Lexi Arthur, November 15, 2017
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    Taking the fine instead of Obamacare

    Ali Meyer of the Washington Free Beacon reports on people who would rather pay a penalty than sign up for Obamacare. There are 5.8 million uninsured individuals who could purchase an Obamacare plan for less than the cost of the penalty for not having health insurance, according to…
    Mitch Kokai, November 15, 2017