Health care (page 2)

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    When Apple chose Austin over Raleigh for its major new expansion project, some N.C. economic developers fretted about another “loss” for the Tar Heel State. Jon Sanders analyzes Apple’s decision for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jordan Roberts assesses the significance of a recent federal…
    Mitch Kokai, January 4, 2019
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    Looming hospital merger raises questions about patient benefits

    A North Carolina hospital deal is the subject of an article in The Huffington Post: As North Carolina’s attorney general deliberates over whether to approve the sale of the nonprofit Mission Health System to for-profit Nashville, Tennessee-based HCA, a citizens…
    Jordan Roberts, January 2, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    In a special year-end edition of Carolina Journal Radio, we revisit some of the year’s most interesting interviews. Roy Cordato explains why Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez misuse the label “socialist.” Jordan Roberts discusses the history of certificate-of-need restrictions for medical providers.
    Mitch Kokai, December 28, 2018
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    Digging into the ‘pre-existing conditions’ debate

    Chris Pope issues National Review Online readers a warning about the political debate surrounding health insurance for people with pre-existing medical conditions. On December 14, a Texas district-court judge revived political fights over the Affordable Care Act by ruling the legislation unconstitutional. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D.,…
    Mitch Kokai, December 21, 2018
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    Health insurance on demand?

    Despite cumbersome regulation at every level of the healthcare sector, innovation still exists. The next big shake-up in healthcare could be health insurance on demand. Here is how it would work: It’s a radical idea: On-demand insurance that lets customers…
    Jordan Roberts, December 20, 2018
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    Court ruling shines light on Obamacare’s problems

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online uses the recent federal court ruling against the Affordable Care Act to remind readers about that legislation’s fundamental problems. [T]he problem with Obamacare isn’t one federal judge. The problem with Obamacare isn’t Republicans. The problem with Obamacare is Obamacare. The Affordable Care…
    Mitch Kokai, December 20, 2018
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    Opioid crisis requires answers to tough questions

    The ongoing opioid crisis is by far the biggest public health crisis that America is currently facing. North Carolina is not immune to the wide-reaching effects of this crisis. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, in 2016 there were 1,505 opioid-related…
    Jordan Roberts, December 19, 2018
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    Obamacare ruling and the GOP

    Kimberly Leonard and Al Weaver of the Washington Examiner focus on the potential political impact of a recent court ruling. Republicans fear that a federal judge’s decision Friday striking down the Affordable Care Act will put them in a perilous political position and will hand Democrats a…
    Mitch Kokai, December 19, 2018