Health care (page 285)

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    How To Politely Talk About The Health Reform Act, Without Lying

    Given the difficulty Democrats seem to be having positively discussing and promoting Obama’s Health Reform Act without lying I thought I would pass along this list of purposefully ambiguous recommendations. Although targeted for a job applicant letter of recommendation, it demonstrates how one can easily alter vague…
    Nicole Fisher, June 2, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    David Bass’ latest Carolina Journal Online report dissects the state budget deal that’s moving through the N.C. Senate. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why North Carolina needs no more socialized medicine.
    Mitch Kokai, June 2, 2011
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    Remaining focused on the big picture of ObamaCare

    Yuval Levin‘s latest National Review article highlights ObamaCare advocates’ changing tactics in defending the unpopular legislation. He notes that the most recent arguments in favor of the health care law tend to focus on particular elements, rather than the entire monstrosity. What stands out about them…
    Mitch Kokai, May 27, 2011
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    How PPACA Penalizes You For Being Married

    It may sound crazy in theory, but the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) actually has in place two penalties that target those who are married. The first penalty strongly encourages individuals to cohabitate instead of marrying. For health insurance, two singles living together who each earn $30,000 would…
    Nicole Fisher, May 25, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Sara Burrows’ latest Carolina Journal Online report analyzes the short-term fix that leaves long-term problems in place for North Carolina’s State Health Plan. John Hood’s Daily Journal wrestles with the facts and fiction of the debate about government energy subsidies.
    Mitch Kokai, May 25, 2011
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    Initial Reactions: Senate Appropriations Committee on Health & Human Services

    The Senate’s budget proposes the same cut to Smart Start as the House budget did which is 20 percent. The Senate’s budget also cuts community services by $30 million which is more than the House had proposed. The Senate proposes significant savings through the Community Care of North Carolina by…
    Kristin Szafranski, May 24, 2011
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    Twists and turns in ObamaCare court action

    The Washington Examiner reports that any expectation of a speedy resolution to the various federal lawsuits challenging the federal health care law may be dashed. The three-judge panel for the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals (all Democrat appointees) reviewing the case filed by the state of Virginia has…
    Rick Henderson, May 24, 2011
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    Waivers, Waivers and More Waivers

    Late last week the White House released a blog (I assume in response to my blog post) addressing the many waivers it has issued in the few months since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was passed. In the blog post, the White House says…
    Nicole Fisher, May 23, 2011