Health care (page 285)

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    Health Care Compacts: Making State Exchanges Unnecessary?

    Many state legislators are wary of setting up state-based health insurance exchanges, as they should be. However, a new option has become available and being talked about with greater frequency: The Health Care Compact. Health care compacts are interstate compacts, or agreements between states, that allow states to take federal…
    Nicole Fisher, March 21, 2011
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    No One Likes Getting Dumped

    Representative Verla Insko, a former Health Program Administrator, asked during a recent Health and Human Services committee meeting how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) would be impacted by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).  What came after was a series of uncomfortable looks from House and…
    Nicole Fisher, March 20, 2011
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    ‘Must-read’ piece on ObamaCare repudiation now linked

    Nearly three weeks ago, I suggested Attorney General Roy Cooper might benefit from reading Tevi Troy’s Commentary article on the repudiation of the year-old federal health care reform law. Given the events that have transpired since that blog entry, perhaps Gov. Beverly Perdue ought to take time to…
    Mitch Kokai, March 18, 2011
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    Georgia drops exchange bill

    Live Blog Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal pulled a bill that would have created an ObamaCare health insurance exchange. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. The legislation enjoyed wide support until phone calls started rolling in this week from tea partyers. Deal said Wednesday that he would put the…
    Joseph Coletti, March 17, 2011
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    The Art of Talking Around Medicaid and Transparency

    This morning Health and Human Services Secretary, Kathleen Sebelius, met with the US Senate Finance Committee. At that time she was asked to address many issues pertaining to PPACA and Fiscal Year 2012. You can watch the entire video here.   As always, Secretary Sebelius managed to talk for…
    Nicole Fisher, March 16, 2011
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    New at CJO: Lawmakers debate medical malpractice reform

    David Bass’ latest Carolina Journal Online report focuses on the General Assembly’s consideration of medical malpractice reforms.
    Mitch Kokai, March 15, 2011
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    Health Care Waivers Actually Work… Who Knew?

    Although sad to admit, it’s a rare occurrence that one sees both a quality and highly efficient health care organization. Suffice to say it’s a great day when one finds such an organization, and even better when you learn it’s managed to work using limited funding and being self-sufficient. What…
    Nicole Fisher, March 15, 2011
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    Neither size nor shape

    Live Blog Patrick Basham and John Luik summarize recent research exposing obesity myths. The most recent example is from the Lancet, where researchers write that fat distribution (pear-shaped vs apple-shaped), BMI, and other measures of obesity don't help determine cardiovascular disease once you account for cholesterol, blood pressure,…
    Joseph Coletti, March 15, 2011