Health care (page 3)

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    Unanimous N.C. Appeals Court panel overturns decision in health care dispute involving government retirees

    A three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals has agreed to overturn a 2017 court ruling that benefited state government retirees in a dispute involving health care benefits. The original ruling was expected to cost the state $100 million, along with the ongoing costs of providing health…
    Mitch Kokai, March 5, 2019
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    Former CMS official calls Treasurer’s plan “responsible, generous”

    Legislation has been filed to stop Treasuer Dale Folwell form instituting his proposed changes to the reimbursement model the State Health Plan uses. The battle over how the state’s largest purchaser of healthcare will pay for claims is now making…
    Jordan Roberts, March 5, 2019
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    Competing healthcare bills introduced in Congress

    Last week, representatives of the U.S. House introduced competing bills on healthcare. On the Democratic side, Rep. Pramila Jayapal introduced what she calls a “very different” Medicare-for-All bill than previous versions introduced by Senator Bernie Sanders. The bill would overhaul the U.S. healthcare system by…
    Jordan Roberts, March 4, 2019
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    CJ reports: Letting advanced nurses do more could bridge rural-urban health gap, advocates say

    Carolina Journal’s Dan Way reports:  As North Carolina’s population ages, and demands for health care rise, nurses need the freedom to do more. A bipartisan group of lawmakers made that pitch Tuesday at a news conference, renewing a years-long push for regulatory reform. The Safe, Accessible, Value Directed and…
    Anna Manning, March 4, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on pleas to allow advanced nurses to perform expanded health care roles. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why property rights should settle local housing disputes.
    Mitch Kokai, March 4, 2019
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    The real root of retirement risks

    Andrew Biggs provides a reminder that governments are the main source of concern for future retirees’ incomes. while household retirement savings are growing, government retirement plans—Social Security, government employee pensions and the federal Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp.—are underfunded by up to $26 trillion. The World Economic Forum estimates that…
    Joseph Coletti, March 1, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on a new warning related to the costs of Medicaid managed care in North Carolina. Roy Cordato’s Daily Journal explains how the proposed Green New Deal would pave the way toward a Venezuela-size catastrophe.
    Mitch Kokai, March 1, 2019
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    Evaluating N.C.’s Proposed Small Business Health Care Act

    JLF’s Jordan Roberts explains the benefits of allowing associated health plans: Under the Affordable Care Act, the people who were hurt the most were individuals, small businesses, self-employed owners, and virtually anyone who was not a part of a business with more than 51 employees. Large employers were exempt…
    Anna Manning, February 28, 2019