Health care

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    N.C. lawmakers returned to Raleigh earlier this month for the first of multiple sessions that will likely address Hurricane Florence relief. Rick Henderson assesses the first round of hurricane-related legislation during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops analyzes challenges for public school systems and…
    Mitch Kokai, October 12, 2018
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    Reforming CON laws could help boost mental health

    Mark Flatten offers National Review Online readers another reason to support reform of state certificate-of-need restrictions. The dearth of mental-health-treatment options that exists in many places around the country is driven by the greed, or at least the economic selfishness, of established medical providers who are able to…
    Mitch Kokai, October 9, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on State Health Plan changes that would save money and boost transparency. The Daily Journal ponders tough choices policymakers face about rebuilding after Hurricane Florence.
    Mitch Kokai, October 9, 2018
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    Health care costs skyrocketed after 2008, for some mysterious, unknown reason

    A liberal news site discovers that health care costs have risen tremendously since 2008. It's as if something terrible happened.
    Jon Sanders, October 8, 2018
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    JLF’s Dr. Terry Stoops featured in The Heartland Institute article on NC CON laws

    The Heartland Institute writes – Dr. Gajendra Singh filed a lawsuit in North Carolina Superior Court after state officials prevented him from purchasing an MRI machine for his imaging center. The officials ruled the need for the service had already been met because some area hospitals were…
    Anna Manning, October 5, 2018
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolina has seen some good news in recent years when it comes to free-speech protections on college campuses. Jenna Robinson of the Martin Center for Academic Renewal explains during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jordan Roberts delves into the history of certificate-of-need restrictions on…
    Mitch Kokai, October 5, 2018
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    Less regulation, more value

    In the past, I have written about a healthcare payment model commonly referred to as “patient-centered” or “value-based” care (see here, here, and here). The idea behind patient-centered care is that the provider…
    Jordan Roberts, October 4, 2018
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    A market-based approach to health care

    In a recent research brief, I argue that if our country is serious about bringing down the rising costs of health care, we need to get serious about making it work more like a true market. Consumers need to know prices and providers…
    Jordan Roberts, October 3, 2018