Health care

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    “Medicare-for-All” ignores the benefits of private enterprise

    The idea of universal healthcare in the United States is currently more popular than ever. The idea has gained steam in Congress and among many young, progressive members of Congress as the only solution to save our inefficient healthcare system. Many on the…
    Jordan Roberts, December 13, 2018
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    Federalist column offers suggestions for lowering health care costs

    David Bicksler offers Federalist readers ideas for lowering health care costs. First, require lower medical prices and insurance premiums when bills are paid at the time of visit with cash, debit card, or check, without the medical provider filing insurance claims forms or waiting for payment. The cash…
    Mitch Kokai, December 13, 2018
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    United Health Foundation: NC is the 33rd healthiest state

    United Health Foundation recently published America’s Health Rankings.  North Carolina is 33rd in the nation.  Here are the details: Strengths Low prevalence of excessive drinking High percentage of high school graduation High HPV immunization coverage among adolescent males Challenges High incidence of chlamydia High percentage of uninsured population High…
    Terry Stoops, December 12, 2018
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    Giving North Carolinian’s more healthcare choices: Part 4

    Welcome to the fourth, and final, installment of my “healthcare freedom” blog series I have done this week. The inspiration came from a federal report that recommended reforms that states could make to increase choice, freedom, and competition in the healthcare sector. Each…
    Jordan Roberts, December 7, 2018
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The Tar Heel State will continue to play a role as a national political battleground in 2020. That’s a key finding from the latest Civitas poll. Rick Henderson dissects the poll’s findings for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Dan Way analyzes State Treasurer Dale Folwell’s…
    Mitch Kokai, December 7, 2018
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    Giving North Carolinian’s more healthcare choices: Part 3

    Welcome to Part 3 of my “healthcare freedom” blog series this week. In this small series, I am reviewing a federal report on healthcare reform initiatives that the states can implement to encourage more freedom, competition, and choice into the health care sector.
    Jordan Roberts, December 6, 2018
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    Giving North Carolinian’s more healthcare choices: Part 2

    This is the second part of a four-part “healthcare freedom” series I am blogging this week. As I said in Part 1, this week I am going to discuss four issues raised by a federal report on healthcare…
    Jordan Roberts, December 5, 2018
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    Ocasio-Cortez learns some health care truths

    Christopher Jacobs of the Federalist documents one element of a new U.S. representative’s learning curve. On Saturday evening, incoming U.S. representative and self-proclaimed “democratic socialist” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter to compare her prior health coverage to the new health insurance options available to her as a member…
    Mitch Kokai, December 5, 2018