Health care

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    A merger between Aetna and CVS could expand retail health care options in North Carolina and across the country. Meanwhile, a tool called Medibid is helping to connect doctors and patients through online auctions. Jordan Roberts discusses these health care innovations during the next edition of Carolina…
    Mitch Kokai, June 21, 2019
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    Medicare and Medicaid: rewarding failure

    David Balat and Dr. Deane Waldman of the Texas Public Policy Foundation wrote an interesting op-ed which discusses some of the problems with government-run health care. In particular, why it’s crazy for Americans to think growing these programs is a good idea. The piece starts off by…
    Jordan Roberts, June 20, 2019
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    JLF’s Jordan Roberts comments on State Medicaid Transition for Leader’s Edge Magazine

    JLF’s Jordan Roberts was recently quoted in a Leader’s Edge article on innovative models in health care. The article detailed the experimental health care models being tested in five states: Maryland, Wisconsin, Colorado, Oregon, and North Carolina. The article mentions the federal waiver North Carolina received to transition the…
    Brenee Goforth, June 20, 2019
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    Liberty Champion, Dr. Richard Bruch, named American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons’ Congressional Ambassador of the Year

    A tip of the hat to defender of health care freedom, Dr. Richard Bruch, who has been named The American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons 2020 Congressional Ambassador. Dr. Bruch was granted this honor “for his dedication to health policy initiatives at both the state and federal level to preserve the…
    Brenee Goforth, June 19, 2019
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    Yes, there is a federal debt crisis

    The lack of attention given to the national debt crisis by politicians, pundits, and policymakers is always disheartening to me – and it is a crisis. Make no mistake, Republicans and Democrats are guilty of contributing to this problem. The importance of responsible government spending was…
    Jordan Roberts, June 19, 2019
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    California and Obamacare’s ills

    Christopher Jacobs of the Federalist argues that California exemplifies the Affordable Care Act’s flaws. In recent days, California lawmakers have finalized their budget. The legislation includes several choices regarding health care and Obamacare, most of them incorrect ones. Doling out more government largesse won’t solve rising health costs,…
    Mitch Kokai, June 19, 2019
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    CJ Commentary: Americans should be skeptical of single-payer promises

    According to JLF’s Jordan Roberts in his most recent piece for Carolina Journal, Americans should be leery of universal health care’s claims. Roberts’ commentary highlights many reasons why universal health care may not be all it’s cracked up to be. One such reason is the overwhelming cost. Roberts details a…
    Brenee Goforth, June 19, 2019
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    The Coastland Times picks up piece by JLF’s Jordan Roberts

    The Coastland Times republished column by JLF’s Jordan Roberts on hospital mergers on Sunday. Roberts writes that these mergers can be bad for patients for two reasons: price and quality. On price, Roberts writes: Numerous studies have shown evidence that when hospitals consolidate, patients pay higher prices for procedures. Naturally,…
    Brenee Goforth, June 18, 2019