Health care

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    Be careful what you wish for: single-payer health care edition

    Jonathan LaForce urges Federalist website readers to remain wary of single-payer health care. People keep talking about single-payer health care and universal health care as if somehow such systems are spontaneously going to save all of humankind from some sort of dreaded mass bodily failure. Guess what? The…
    Mitch Kokai, August 17, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on the state Energy Policy Council’s mixed reaction to recent changes in state energy law. Roy Cordato’s Daily Journal challenges the claim that people have a right to health care.
    Mitch Kokai, August 17, 2017
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    More Large Employers Offering Telemedicine Services To Their Employees

    Tracing back to the late 1800s, telemedicine has had far reaching effects on patient care. The invention of the telephone allowed for physicians to begin resolving patient consults at a distance, saving them from making unnecessary house visits. Fast forward one hundred and twenty years, and this method of health care treatment isn’t all…
    Katherine Restrepo, August 14, 2017
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    Barron’s editorial page editor decries a pharmaceutical monopoly

    Thomas Donlan of Barron’s focuses his latest editorial commentary on government policies that limit free-market forces in pharmaceuticals. For more than 50 years, federal and state lawmakers have been fighting “price gouging” in the prescription-drug industry. This slippery term is best defined as “prices higher than my poor,…
    Mitch Kokai, August 14, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on federal Right to Try legislation that would help terminally ill patients avoid red tape in pursuing potentially life-saving treatment. John Hood’s Daily Journal places the weekend’s Charlottesville violence in context of today’s noxious political climate.
    Mitch Kokai, August 14, 2017
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    North Carolina Medicaid Waiver Considering Medicaid Expansion

    North Carolina is on track to reform its Medicaid program from one that pays physicians based on the number of services they deliver to patients to one in which commercial managed care companies will pay providers a defined amount of money per month to cover their patients’ medical needs. The Department…
    Katherine Restrepo, August 10, 2017
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    North Carolina DHHS Plans to Submit Amended Medicaid Waiver In Fall 2017

    Yesterday, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced plans to modify the state’s Medicaid Reform proposal that was submitted for federal approval last June.  Medicaid, the public health insurance program that offers medical assistance to low-income children, adults, pregnant women, elderly and disabled, covers 2 million people…
    Katherine Restrepo, August 9, 2017
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    Some don’t want to call Obamacare bailouts by such an accurate name

    Robert King of the Washington Examiner explains that some Affordable Care Act supporters bristle at the mention of the term “bailout.” Democrats and some Republicans are fighting attempts by President Trump to label payments to insurers for lowering deductibles for poor people as “bailouts.” The pushback could play…
    Mitch Kokai, August 9, 2017