Nicole Fisher


Posts by Nicole Fisher (page 4)

  • NC Legislative Leaders Urge Court to Strike Down Health Care Law

    An Amicus Brief filed on May 11th, 2011 in the NC Court of Appeals supports Florida’s lawsuit against PPACA (also known as ObamaCare). PRESS RELEASE BELOW: Raleigh, N.C. – President Obama’s federal health care law is unconstitutional, violates states’ rights, and would bust the state budget, according to an Amicus…
    Nicole Fisher, May 12, 2011
  • More on Medicaid & North Carolina’s Need for Reform

    Following our recent Spotlight piece on the need for state Medicaid reform, Brian Blase and Dr. C.L. Gray wrote a  Report on federal and state Medicaid problems associated with perverse funding incentives, crowding out of private insurance and solutions at both the federal and state-level. I believe the most…
    Nicole Fisher, May 9, 2011
  • It’s Getting Crowded in Here

    Research has clearly demonstrated that private insurance provides better access to health care than its public counterparts. Research articles, both new and old, however, indicate that the current structure of public insurance coverage such as Medicaid crowds out private health insurance. Crowding happens in one of several…
    Nicole Fisher, May 6, 2011
  • Bullies, Thugs, and Federal Government

    In an alarming and inconceivable move this week, the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is attempting to remove a CEO from office. The latest move builds on Eliot Spitzer’s persecution of Hank Greenberg at AIG, the administration’s revolving door atop…
    Nicole Fisher, April 26, 2011
  • Mercer Review of NC DHHS

    A recent Mercer Organization Review of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services (Division) told a great deal about the organizations ability to manage standards and quality of state general and federal block grant funds that…
    Nicole Fisher, April 26, 2011
  • The State’s Employee Health Benefits Mess

    Like all fifty states, North Carolina provides health care benefits for its state employees. Unlike other states, North Carolina paid for 100 percent of the monthly premium costs for a basic or “standard” health plan for individual employees plans in 2009, and was one of only seven states at…
    Nicole Fisher, April 19, 2011
  • You Can’t Be In Two Places At Once

    It may seem like an obvious physical limitation that no one person can be in two places at once. However, it seems that legislators at both the state and federal level are having a hard time grasping that this concept also applies to money. As budgets are being released we…
    Nicole Fisher, April 18, 2011
  • Individual Mandate or New Ballgame?

    Mark Bertolini, the CEO of influential insurance company Aetna did an interview with Kaiser Health News yesterday in which he talked candidly about his company’s perspective on the individual mandate in the new health care law. His blunt take on the individual mandate was that “it’s pretty likely…
    Nicole Fisher, April 8, 2011