Health care

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    Warren’s health care ‘bridge to nowhere’

    Michael Brendan Dougherty writes for National Review Online about response to Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren’s health care proposals. Elizabeth Warren has decided to be very, very specific. Her whole campaign has been a slogan about disclosure: “I have a plan for that,” she says. And her supporters…
    Mitch Kokai, December 11, 2019
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    ‘Medicare for all’ as campaign killer

    Mathew Continetti writes at National Review Online about the negative political impact of supporting “Medicare for all” proposals. Yes, it helps to have a reason for your candidacy beyond media reports that you check all the right boxes. But the argument that [Kamala] Harris flopped because of a…
    Mitch Kokai, December 10, 2019
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    Becki Gray Discusses Medicaid, Elections, and Pipelines with WUNC’s Jeff Tiberii

    Last week, JLF’s Becki Gray made her regular appearance on North Carolina Public Radio WUNC with host Jeff Tiberii. Becki joined Rob Schofield from the N.C. Justice Center. In the episode, Tiberii asked his guests about the governor’s veto of the mini-budget that would have funded the transition of…
    Brenee Goforth, December 10, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on a grant that helps hospitals deal with storm damage. Rick Henderson’s Daily Journal argues that the UNC System’s governing board tried to resolve one scandal but created another one.
    Mitch Kokai, December 10, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The freedom movement secured significant victories again this year at the N.C. General Assembly. Becki Gray recaps them in the latest edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jordan Roberts discusses market-based approaches to addressing key mental health challenges. Rep. Jim Butler, speaker pro tem of the Ohio House…
    Mitch Kokai, December 6, 2019
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    Direct Primary Care on the Air: JLF’s Jordan Roberts discusses the topic on WPTF’s “Access Health”

    Just before the Thanksgiving Holiday, JLF’s Jordan Roberts joined Dr. Brian Forrest for his show “Access Health” on News Radio 680 WPTF. Roberts and Dr. Forrest discussed direct primary care (DPC). Roberts has before explained DPC: Direct primary care (DPC) is the Netflix of primary care. In exchange…
    Brenee Goforth, December 6, 2019
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    Too much screen time associated with poorer mental health

    One of the most troubling trends in the health care space in our country is the prevalence of mental health issues among our youngest generations. Disproportionately, Millenials and Generation Z are affected by rising mental health issues and a higher incidence of self-inflicted harm. In previous writings (see…
    Jordan Roberts, December 4, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on the N.C. Court of Appeals ruling against Gov. Roy Cooper in a dispute with the General Assembly over control of federal block grants. John Hood’s Daily Journal focuses on the changing face of health care.
    Mitch Kokai, December 4, 2019