Health care

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    A new ruling’s potential impact on Obamacare

    Christopher Jacobs explains at the Federalist website how critics of the Affordable Care Act have picked up some help from an unlikely source. What does a ruling about automobile financing have to do with Obamacare? As it turns out, plenty. This week the Senate acted to repeal a…
    Mitch Kokai, April 24, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on recommendations emerging for a legislative working group on student mental health issues. The Daily Journal explains how a pair of presidential pets helped teach an important lesson about frugal government budgeting.
    Mitch Kokai, April 24, 2018
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Efforts to boost safety in N.C. schools include a focus on improving mental health services available to students. Lindsay Marchello reported on a recent legislative school safety meeting that emphasized the need for more school nurses and psychologists. She shares her findings during the next edition of…
    Mitch Kokai, April 20, 2018
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    From school safety to North Carolina’s education funding formula, state lawmakers will have plenty of education-related issues to debate when they return to Raleigh in May. Terry Stoops assesses key education-related legislative issues during the latest edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Rick Henderson details the military’s ongoing…
    Mitch Kokai, April 13, 2018
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    Panning Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion

    Nicholas Horton explains at National Review Online how the Medicaid expansion tied to Obamacare shifted the health care program in the wrong direction. Medicaid was intended to be a safety net for the truly needy. But over time, both federal and state policymakers have lost sight of Medicaid’s…
    Mitch Kokai, April 10, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online that mental health experts call for more school psychologists and nurses in schools. The Daily Journal highlights one public charter school whose current success followed an early threat of shutting down.
    Mitch Kokai, April 10, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online that birth center advocates are warning against a regulatory overreaction to recent deaths in Cary. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why it’s time to revoke some of North Carolina’s occupational licenses.
    Mitch Kokai, April 9, 2018
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    What Will the Innovators Think Of Next? Check Out The Rolling Dentist Office

    Who knew going to the dentist could be an experience? Check out this story about a dentist on wheels that’s targeting Millennials — not folks who are living on the margins and little access to dental care. Evidently Millennials don’t want to drive to the dentist. Hmm. I don’t…
    Donna Martinez, April 4, 2018