Health care (page 285)

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    House votes to repeal CLASS Act

    With a bipartisan three-fifths majority, reports Cato’s Michael Cannon.
    Jon Sanders, February 3, 2012
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Gov. Beverly Perdue shocked North Carolina’s political establishment with the announcement that she would not seek re-election. Rick Henderson analyzes the impact of that announcement during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Daren Bakst will discuss the disturbing trend of local governments ignoring state laws. You’ll also…
    Mitch Kokai, February 3, 2012
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    Obama to Catholics, “Get out of the charity businss or else….”

    This is a great NYT column by Ross Douthat. (HT: Cafe Hayek) But sometimes the state goes further. Not content with crowding out alternative forms of common effort, it presents its rivals an impossible choice: Play by our rules, even if it means violating the moral ideals that inspired…
    Michael Sanera, January 31, 2012
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    Catholic bishops take on Obamacare’s assault on religious freedom

    This past Sunday, Catholic priests across the country read to their congregations versions a letter in response to Obamacare’s assault on religious freedom (emphasis in original): The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced last week that almost all employers, including Catholic employers, will be forced to offer their employees’ health coverage…
    Jon Sanders, January 30, 2012
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    What’s at stake with the Supreme Court review of ObamaCare?

    Tevi Troy‘s latest Commentary article offers a good overview of the decision the U.S. Supreme Court will have to make in reference to ObamaCare. Troy identifies four possible outcomes: Justices will uphold the law, strike down the law, invalidate the individual mandate and/or the Medicaid expansion while leaving…
    Mitch Kokai, January 30, 2012
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    Yet another constitutionality problem for Obamacare

    The Medicaid expasion. Forbes’ Robert Book explains: The constitutional issue, however, is what would happen if a state declined to pay for that portion of the Medicaid expansion not paid for by the federal government? Suppose, for example, a state decided to just forgo the expansion entirely, on the…
    Jon Sanders, January 27, 2012
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    A task force has recommended that North Carolina pay $50,000 each to living victims of the state’s forced-sterilization program. Daren Bakst analyzes that proposal during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Fergus Hodgson outlines a plan to help North Carolina repay its $2.7 billion unemployment insurance debt,…
    Mitch Kokai, January 27, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features Donna Martinez’s conversation with Roy Cordato about North Carolina’s outdated certificate-of-need law. John Hood’s Daily Journal examines Gov. Beverly Perdue’s surprise announcement that she will not run for re-election.
    Mitch Kokai, January 27, 2012