Health care

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    Sanders vague on details of ‘Medicare for all’

    Mark Hemingway of the Federalist contends U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders still hasn’t explained how his “Medicare for all” proposal would work. Asked about the specifics of his plan, Sanders employed the tried and true three-step explanation for how it works. Step one, point out that the United States…
    Mitch Kokai, April 17, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolina has been able to cut tax rates in recent years without having to cut government programs. Joseph Coletti credits sustainable budgeting. He explains during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jordan Roberts analyzes a proposed provider tax associated with expanding Medicaid. Shannon Watkins of…
    Mitch Kokai, April 12, 2019
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    JLF Research Update, “SAVE Act: Increasing Freedom for N.C. Nurses”

    John Locke Foundation’s Heath Care Policy Analyst, Jordan Roberts, writes: Legislation has been introduced this session with an eye toward lowering costs and expanding access to health care for North Carolinians. One such bill, the Healthcare Expansion Act of 2019, seeks to repeal North Carolina’s outdated Certificate of Need…
    Anna Manning, April 10, 2019
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    CJ reports: House Republicans introduce ‘alternative’ which resembles Medicaid expansion

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal: A group of House Republicans is taking another whack at what they call an alternative to Medicaid expansion so uninsured North Carolina residents can obtain health coverage. State Reps. Donny Lambeth, R-Forsyth; Josh Dobson, R-McDowell; Greg Murphy, R-Pitt; and Donna McDowell White, R-Johnston,…
    Anna Manning, April 10, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on N.C. House Republicans’ proposed alternative to Medicaid expansion. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why rail transit doesn’t fit North Carolina’s transportation needs.
    Mitch Kokai, April 10, 2019
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    Medicaid Expansion By Another Name Is Still Flawed Policy

    Today a group of North Carolina House Republicans unveiled the NC Health Care for Working Families bill. By all indications, it is a Medicaid expansion bill which closely mirrors plans that have been introduced by Gov. Roy Cooper and legislative Democrats this session. Different from traditional Medicaid expansion is…
    Jordan Roberts, April 9, 2019
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    Aversion to major health care changes

    Matthew Continetti explains at National Review Online a key political consideration that would-be health care reformers ought to keep in mind. Health care is a morass. Few politicians, Democratic or Republican, emerge from the issue unscathed. Random House defines an “aginner” as “a person who opposes a plan,…
    Mitch Kokai, April 5, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolina’s redistricting dispute recently returned to the national spotlight and the U.S. Supreme Court. Rick Henderson analyzes redistricting developments in the latest edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jon Guze explains how North Carolina could learn from other states in blocking federal “equitable sharing” programs that lead…
    Mitch Kokai, April 5, 2019