Health care

  • Post

    Placing the Obamacare debate in perspective

    Nathanael Blake writes at the Federalist website about the main factors driving the debate about reform or replacement of the Affordable Care Act. The accusation that Republicans really want to shove the inhabitants of pediatric cancer wards onto the streets to die is obscuring the health-care debate we…
    Mitch Kokai, June 27, 2017
  • Post

    Only one Obamacare option for much of the country

    Ali Meyer of the Washington Free Beacon reports that much of the U.S. population is likely to see only one option for Obamacare health insurance coverage. Roughly 41 percent of counties in the United States could have only one insurer participating on the Affordable Care Act exchanges next…
    Mitch Kokai, June 27, 2017
  • Post

    An assessment of the Senate health plan

    Yuval Levin offers National Review Online readers his take on the U.S. Senate’s proposal for fixing problems created by the Affordable Care Act. After seven years of saying they want to repeal and replace Obamacare, congressional Republicans have been forced to confront the fact that many of them,…
    Mitch Kokai, June 27, 2017
  • Post

    What’s in the Senate Health Reform Plan?

    Mitch Kokai, John Locke Foundation senior political analyst, discusses the recently unveiled U.S. Senate health care reform plan. Kokai offered these comments during the June 23, 2017, edition of UNC-TV’s “Front Row with Marc Rotterman.” Watch here.
    Donna Martinez, June 26, 2017
  • Post

    Forbes has message for Medicaid expansion advocates

    The latest issue of Forbes magazine features Steve Forbes‘ take on Medicaid reform. A BIG STUMBLING BLOCK to getting a health care reform bill through the Senate (the House of Representatives passed one in May) is Medicaid. This is surprising, given that the program is probably the worst-designed…
    Mitch Kokai, June 26, 2017
  • Post

    Institute for Justice attacks Iowa’s CON restrictions

    North Carolina is not alone in dealing with the negative impact of certificate-of-need restrictions. The Institute for Justice is helping fight similar CON rules in the Hawkeye State. For more than 20 years, Dr. Lee Birchansky has tried to offer his patients the option of having their cataract…
    Mitch Kokai, June 26, 2017
  • Post

    Dispensing Help For The Uninsured

    Established in 1997, NC MedAssist is a not-for-profit, statewide (2009), licensed pharmacy. Its mission is to provide free prescription medications, healthcare advocacy, and related educational services to low-income and uninsured North Carolinians. NC MedAssist partners with 98 free clinics and healthcare systems throughout the state. The organization’s work illustrates…
    Donna Martinez, June 23, 2017
  • Post

    Highlights of NC’s Health and Human Services Budget

    What’s in the Health and Human Services portion of North Carolina’s 2017-19 budget plan that has been approved by the General Assembly? JLF’s Katherine Restrepo points out several key elements here.  …
    Donna Martinez, June 22, 2017