Health care

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on lawmakers’ concerns about managed-care companies selected to run North Carolina’s Medicaid program. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains how forums are addressing the notion of a rural/urban divide in North Carolina.
    Mitch Kokai, February 13, 2019
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    Looking to the Swiss on health care

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online explains why it might make sense to look again at Switzerland for ideas involving health care reform. Here’s a thought that might provide the basis for an agreeable compromise on health care: Switzerland was the right place to look. But the architects…
    Mitch Kokai, February 8, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    With 2020 primary elections moved up from May to March, candidates are already lining up for key N.C. statewide elections. Rick Henderson analyzes early candidate filings for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jordan Roberts explains why Medicaid expansion still represents a bad deal for North…
    Mitch Kokai, February 8, 2019
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    Daily Journal: Are we willing to accept cost of expanding Medicaid?

    Becki Gray writes for Carolina Journal’s Daily Journal: The governor’s behind it, and state Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy Cohen is for it. Some freshmen legislators have made it a priority, some leaders in the N.C. House think it’s a good idea, and 32 states…
    Anna Manning, February 7, 2019
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    Washington Post highlights early success of association health plans

    A Washington Post article discussed the early successes of a Trump Administration healthcare reform – association health plans. According to assistant editor and opinion contributor Robert Gebelhoff, critics of these plans were wrong: It’s time to acknowledge that critics may have misjudged one of the Trump administration’s signature health-care…
    Jordan Roberts, February 7, 2019
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    Your tax dollars at work: Sleeping at the border edition

    Elizabeth Harrington of the Washington Free Beacon takes her latest campaign against dubious government spending to the southern U.S. border. The National Institutes of Health is spending roughly $1.5 million on a study of the sleep habits of Mexican Americans living along the U.S. border. The “border health”…
    Mitch Kokai, February 7, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online that the state treasurer believes N.C. government doesn’t have enough debt capacity to build all road projects promised in a 2018 bond package. Becki Gray’s Daily Journal questions the costs of expanding Medicaid in North Carolina.  …
    Mitch Kokai, February 7, 2019
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    Exploring Roberts’ Obamacare vote

    Kevin Daley of the Daily Caller highlights a new account of U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts’ perplexing vote to save the Affordable Care Act. A forthcoming biography of Chief Justice John Roberts contains the first account of the Supreme Court’s internal politicking over the 2012 NFIB v. Sebelius…
    Mitch Kokai, February 5, 2019