Health care

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    Amassing evidence against mask mandates

    Yinon Weiss writes for the Federalist about evidence countering the supposed benefits of wearing masks to fight COVID-19. Masks have become a political tool and a talisman. When COVID-19 hit, governments panicked and created enormous fear. … … It is likely that some politicians eventually realized their mistake…
    Mitch Kokai, October 30, 2020
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    The Right AOC on Point: Fighting the political weaponization of COVID-19

    John Locke Foundation CEO Amy Cooke, “The Right AOC,” discusses pushback against mask mandates and other N.C. government restrictions linked to COVID-19. Contact Amy at [email protected] Follow her at https://www.facebook.com/TheRightAOC and https://twitter.com/TheRightAOC.
    Mitch Kokai, October 29, 2020
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    Candidate Question: What can be done to bring down healthcare costs and help all NC citizens receive coverage?

    In order to bring down health care costs in NC, the state legislature needs to focus on both supply-side and demand-side health care reforms. Here is a list of possible supply-side reforms: Create a system for recognizing out-of-state health care licenses. Codify an inclusive definition of telehealth practices and…
    Jordan Roberts, October 29, 2020
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    Candidate Question: Is a national health insurance plan for all Americans a good idea? Why or why not?

    We do not support a national health insurance plan. A single-payer health care system would shift one-fifth of GDP into government spending. The federal government would have a monopoly on the administration of health care. Strict controls on the supply and spending in health care could lead to rationing of…
    Jordan Roberts, October 29, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on N.C. local governments pushing back against Gov. Roy Cooper’s request for local action enforcing COVID-19 restrictions. Carolina Journal Online also reports on the U.S. Supreme Court rejecting Republicans’ attempt to restore the Nov. 6 deadline for counting absentee ballots in…
    Mitch Kokai, October 29, 2020
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    Preparing for the next pandemic

    Pradheep and Kirti Shanker write for National Review Online about steps policymakers can take before the next pandemic. For several decades, health experts have warned about the potential for an infectious pandemic sweeping the globe. After the Spanish flu ravaged the globe in 1917–18, resulting in upwards of…
    Mitch Kokai, October 27, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on State Treasurer Dale Folwell’s work to save the State Health Plan. The Daily Journal highlights numbers that could help voters spot differences between the candidates for N.C. Supreme Court chief justice.
    Mitch Kokai, October 27, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The debate about COVID-19 policies features plenty of data. It’s not always clear that the data points tell an accurate story. Jon Sanders explains why during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Joseph Coletti explains how popular Democratic policies — Medicaid expansion, an end to…
    Mitch Kokai, October 23, 2020