Health care (page 2)

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    Oklahoma Surgery Center: affordability and transparency

    I write a lot about the direct primary care model (see here, here, and here) – one that accepts no insurance, charges a monthly fee, and where physciains can spend all of their…
    Jordan Roberts, June 14, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    N.C. craft brewers and beer distributors have reached a compromise to end a dispute over state restrictions on the brewers’ ability to expand their businesses. Rick Henderson discusses the compromise measure for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. You’ll also hear highlights from state Senate debate…
    Mitch Kokai, June 14, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on volunteers working to spruce up a Wake County elementary school. Jordan Roberts’ Daily Journal explains why Americans should treat single-payer health care promises with skepticism.
    Mitch Kokai, June 14, 2019
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    CJ Commentary: Hospital Mergers May Spell Bad News for Patients

    JLF’s Jordan Roberts published an interesting column in Carolina Journal on hospital mergers. Roberts writes that these mergers can be bad for patients for two reasons: price and quality. On price, Roberts writes: Numerous studies have shown evidence that when hospitals consolidate, patients pay higher prices for procedures. Naturally, when…
    Brenee Goforth, June 13, 2019
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    CJ Reports: Gerlach: Vidant and Pitt County should reverse course in legal battle over ECU med school

    This week, Carolina Journal published an update on the UNC-Vidant dispute. The subject of the article is an email to ECU faculty and staff regarding the Vidant issue from East Carolina University Interim Chancellor Dan Gerlach and Brody School of Medicine Dean Dr. Mark Stacy. In their email, Gerlach…
    Brenee Goforth, June 12, 2019
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    No, Medicare-for-All will not save the U.S. $2 trillion

    As health care costs continue to rise, patients continue to struggle to navigate the healthcare system, and Congress cannot agree on the direction of health care reform, many are calling for lawmakers to scrap the whole system and transition to a single-payer system. Commonly referred…
    Jordan Roberts, June 11, 2019
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    Medicaid expansion in Louisiana

    Chris Jacobs of the Juniper Research Group penned a revealing Op-Ed in the Wall Street Journal on the experience that Louisiana had following the expansion of their Medicaid program. Of course, Medicaid expansion is a policy…
    Jordan Roberts, June 10, 2019
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    Heartland Institute: Reject the Push for Medicaid Expansion

    Expanding Medicaid is not the answer to helping expand access to medical care in North Carolina. In this Heartland Institute piece, Heartland’s Matthew Glans analyzes efforts to expand Medicaid expansion in North Carolina and posits why the state should reject these expansion efforts. Glans writes: In May, Republican leadership in…
    Brenee Goforth, June 10, 2019