Health care

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    The real dangerous pre-existing condition: Obamacare

    Nan Hayworth explains for The Hill how the Affordable Care Act thwarts efforts to improve health care in the United States. As a physician whose career in medicine was dedicated to preserving and improving my patients’ health, I know firsthand how important it is for everyone to have…
    Mitch Kokai, June 18, 2018
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    Police access to prescription records without a warrant?

    Other states have witnessed abuses of such an overbroad police power as the "HOPE" Act's provision that would let police access without a warrant the online database of patient prescription records.
    Jon Sanders, June 15, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online that the anti-opioid HOPE Act is heading to the governor’s desk despite lingering privacy concerns. Andy Taylor’s Daily Journal focuses on efforts to link N.C. teacher pay to teachers’ performance.
    Mitch Kokai, June 15, 2018
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    Bill expanding health care options one step closer to approval

    The latest version of House Bill 933 would free more small businesses and nonprofit groups from health insurance restrictions tied to the Affordable Care Act. The Senate took an initial 37-10 vote Wednesday to approve the measure. A final Senate vote would send the measure back to the House,…
    Mitch Kokai, June 14, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on privacy concerns linked to the anti-opioid HOPE Act. Dan Way reports on legislation that would help more small businesses provide health insurance that’s less expensive than Obamacare options. Kristen Blair’s Daily Journal highlights health concerns linked to a nicotine…
    Mitch Kokai, June 14, 2018
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    Your tax dollars at work: Church-based exercise coaches edition

    Elizabeth Harrington of the Washington Free Beacon details an unusual arrangement involving churches, Latinos, exercise, and your tax dollars. The National Institutes of Health is spending roughly $700,000 on a study attempting to use churches to get Latinos to go to the park to work out. RAND Corporation…
    Mitch Kokai, June 13, 2018
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    Obamacare might have lost whatever constitutional basis it ever enjoyed

    Attorneys Robert Henneke and Chance Weldon argue in a Daily Caller column that recent changes challenge the Affordable Care Act‘s constitutionality. In 2012, the five conservative justices on the United States Supreme Court (including Chief justice John Roberts) held that key portions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)…
    Mitch Kokai, June 12, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on N.C. lawmakers taking note of a dental shortage in remote areas of the state. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains how fake economic news distorts political debate.
    Mitch Kokai, June 11, 2018