Category Archives: Health care

Another six-figure government study that might leave you asking, ‘Huh?’

Elizabeth Harrington of the Washington Free Beacon has uncovered another six-figure federal government study that seems far removed from the core functions of government spelled out in the U.S. Constitution. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is spending over $200,000 on a study involving “gender affirmation” and incarcerated transwomen in San Francisco. Claiming that incarcerationContinue Reading

About those H&R Block commercials …

Richard Pollock of the Daily Caller takes note of those now ubiquitous television commercials from H&R Block and offers some helpful background information. Get your billions back, America! (And give a bunch of it to H&R Block.) Five years ago, a bevy of high-priced H&R Block lobbyists worked on the tax preparation company’s behalf toContinue Reading

Actuaries Request To File Different Premium Rates In Case Supreme Court Overturns Obamacare Subsidies

In the upcoming event of King v Burwell Supreme Court oral arguments, insurers are requesting to file another set of premium rates for 2016 in case  the justices rules federal exchange subsidies illegal. Click here to read the letter the American Academy of Actuaries wrote to Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell. For moreContinue Reading

World food nannies strike again

Elizabeth Harrington documents for Washington Free Beacon readers a troubling new development from regulators at the World Health Organization. The health arm of the United Nations does not want companies advertising cake, ice cream, or ice pops to children. The World Health Organization (WHO) developed a “European nutrient profile” to be used by countries inContinue Reading

Obamacare enrollment successful because of government coercion

The White House considers the latest enrollment period to purchase non group health care plans a success — 11.4 million people and counting. Success shouldn’t be determined by the tally of enrollees, however. It should be based on factors such as how many of those enrollees were previously uninsured, how many consistently pay their premiums,Continue Reading

Obamacare Enrollment Round Two Extended

Obamacare’s original second enrollment period to #GetCovered has just about come to a close. (It was supposed to end yesterday, but the administration announced that they will be opening a new special enrollment period during tax season.) The Obama Administration has been chirping through twitter and other social mediums that the Affordable Care Act hasContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on a new study that shows how North Carolina’s certificate-of-need law limits access to health care and boosts costs. John Hood’s Daily Journal tackles myths surrounding a recommendation to close UNC-Chapel Hill’s poverty center.

This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

Now that N.C. parents have access to A-F grades for their children’s public schools, the state education establishment is registering complaints. Terry Stoops assesses the new school grades and explains their usefulness for parents during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Sarah Curry explains why state lawmakers made the right choice in allowing historicContinue Reading