Brenee Goforth

Marketing and Communications Associate

Posts by Brenee Goforth (page 1)

  • Who Wants to Raise Sales Taxes? And What Will They Do With Your $?

    Nearly every election cycle, a handful of counties place a sales tax referendum on the ballot. This primary season, four counties are doing just that: Wayne, Forsyth, Madison, and Chatham. This week, JLF’s Joe Coletti published a research brief examining how those counties plan to spend the money if these…
    Brenee Goforth, February 20, 2020
  • RIP $3 Million in Carolinian Medical Debt

    For roughly the past year, JLF’s Jordan Roberts has been working with RIP Medical Debt to erase nearly $3 million in medical debt for North Carolina and South Carolina families. In his latest research brief, Roberts explains how this private philanthropy rescues low-income families from burdensome medical debts by purchasing…
    Brenee Goforth, February 18, 2020
  • Where to find the Latest Carolina Journal!

    Carolina Journal puts out a print edition every month. The latest edition was dispensed into Carolina Journal’s stand-alone boxes as well as a few modular boxes around Raleigh. To find a box and grab yourself a copy, just reference the map below!…
    Brenee Goforth, February 18, 2020
  • Rolling Back Restrictive Regulations: Health Care

    The health care industry has undergone many major changes in the 21st century, but North Carolina’s rules and regulations haven’t kept up. That is the theme of JLF’s Jordan Roberts’ most recent opinion piece featured in Carolina Journal. Roberts writes: In any given sector of the American economy, there will…
    Brenee Goforth, February 17, 2020
  • Medicaid Expansion Is A Public Choice Problem

    “Medicaid expansion is a public choice problem,” says JLF’s Jordan Roberts in a recent research brief. Expansion, he says, is a mix of uninformed and/or disengaged voters, self-interested politicians, and profit-maximizing special interests – the perfect formula for a public choice dilemma. Public choice problems arise when the gains of…
    Brenee Goforth, February 14, 2020
  • What’s Missing From The WestEd Report

    The education lawsuit Leandro v. State has been dragging on for 25 years now. The case was originally filed in 1994, and the Supreme Court ruled on it back in 1997. But the parties to the dispute are still entrapped in what feels like a never-ending lawsuit. The latest development…
    Brenee Goforth, February 13, 2020
  • Simpler And More Direct Pay: How to Salvage American Health Care

    America’s health care system is in a state of disarray. Hospitals are closing, patients have no way of knowing what services are going to cost, and – on top of that – the primary method of paying for health care in America, insurance, is becoming less and less affordable. In…
    Brenee Goforth, February 13, 2020
  • Companies Lose $3-5 Million/Month Waiting for Medicaid Transition

    Things have gotten complicated for the medical insurance providers who signed up to cover North Carolina’s Medicaid population under the new managed care system. North Carolina was scheduled to transition to managed care in November of last year, but the funding for the program is tied up in the…
    Brenee Goforth, February 12, 2020