Health care (page 3)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello and Kari Travis report for Carolina Journal Online on the impact of UNC laboratory schools. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains how lowering health care costs could increase access to care in North Carolina.
    Mitch Kokai, June 10, 2019
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    CJ Reports: U.S.-trained foreign docs could fill family practice needs, but government stands in the way

    This week, Carolina Journal’s Dan Way reported on the lack of available residencies for graduating medical students. As he writes, nowhere is this felt more than in international medical schools. The article reads: Fred Jacobs, executive vice president at St. George’s University in the West Indies nation of Grenada,…
    Brenee Goforth, June 7, 2019
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    Dental Therapy Spotlight

    Earlier this week, North Carolina Health News reported on Christy Jo Fogarty’s speech at the John Locke Foundation’s 2019 Dental Therapy Luncheon. Christy Jo Fogarty is the country’s first advanced dental therapist. The story highlights Fogarty’s story and her main points on how dental therapists can drastically increase…
    Brenee Goforth, June 7, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online that government rules block U.S.-trained foreign doctors who could help fill family practice needs. The Daily Journal focuses on policy differences that are likely to produce a state budget standoff.
    Mitch Kokai, June 7, 2019
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    CJ Reports: Folwell says not involved in Vidant-UNC dispute, but still at odds with Vidant CEO over State Health Plan reforms

    This week, Carolina Journal’s Dan Way reported on State Treasurer Dale Folwell’s involvement in the Vidant-UNC controversy. According to Way: [Folwell] isn’t involved in the current battle between the hospital chain and the UNC Board of Governors over control of Vidant Medical Center. While the Treasurer is not involved…
    Brenee Goforth, June 6, 2019
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    Medibid connecting patients and doctors through auctions

    Doctors bidding for patients? That’s the basic function that Medibid’s platform serves to provide. I wrote about this method in a research update back in February. Here is how it works: Auction-based systems place the patient in control of the purchasing process. Patients get to choose the doctor who…
    Jordan Roberts, June 5, 2019
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    Health care in a retail store?

    Whether you are ready for it or not, retail health care is an emerging sector of the health care market. The looming Aetna and CVS merger shines a light on what this could mean for the future of how Americans access health care. The Justice Department approved the…
    Jordan Roberts, June 5, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on the state treasurer’s response to the high-profile feud between Vidant Health and the UNC System. John Hood’s Daily Journal urges N.C. policymakers not to play favorites with business taxes.
    Mitch Kokai, June 5, 2019