Health care

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Carolina Journal Online reports on a bill before Gov. Roy Cooper that would help more small businesses offer health insurance to their employees. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains how N.C. lawmakers have cleaned their “regulatory closet.”…
    Mitch Kokai, August 19, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolina state government ended the last budget year with a revenue surplus of almost $900 million. That’s more than $200 million more than officials had expected just three months ago. Joseph Coletti analyzes the surplus in the latest edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Brenee Goforth discusses…
    Mitch Kokai, August 16, 2019
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    JLF’s Jordan Roberts Offers Five Ways to Lower Health Care Costs in the Fayetteville Observer

    Last week, JLF’s Jordan Roberts published an opinion piece in the Fayetteville Observer on methods to lower the cost of health care. According to Roberts, health care expenditures have gotten out-of-hand: Inflation-adjusted national health expenditures per person were $2,848 in 1980. In 2017, Americans paid $10,379 per person in health…
    Brenee Goforth, August 15, 2019
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    Medicaid expansion and improper eligibility

    Former special assistant to President Trump at the National Economic Council, Brian Blase, and University of Kentucky economics professor, Aaron Yelowitz, wrote an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal about the experience of some states who have expanded Medicaid…
    Jordan Roberts, August 15, 2019
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    Local Doctor Sues the State over “Arcane” CON Laws

    This week, the Winston-Salem Journal published a piece on Dr. Gajendra Singh, a surgeon providing low-cost screenings and health care services. According to the story: [Singh is] suing the state over arcane rules that basically allow it to control the marketplace through a monopoly rather than patients/consumers and old-fashioned competition.
    Brenee Goforth, August 13, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on Gov. Roy Cooper’s gun-related executive order. The Daily Journal highlights a recent court ruling that exposes a key problem with North Carolina’s certificate-of-need law.
    Mitch Kokai, August 13, 2019
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    Man bites dog! CNN highlights Bernie Sanders’ serial falsehoods

    Daniel Dale of CNN.com highlights an inconvenient fact for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont is once again saying on the campaign trail and in interviews that the US spends twice as much on health care, per capita, as any other country in the…
    Mitch Kokai, August 12, 2019
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    A(n overly) simple finding in the obesity fight

    Baylen Linnekin writes for Reason.com about a new nugget of research in the fight against fat. I was heartened this week to learn about a University of Iowa study that’s revealed what may just be the one and only simple truth behind the cause of obesity: “Obese people…
    Mitch Kokai, August 12, 2019