Health care (page 3)

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    Opioid crisis requires answers to tough questions

    The ongoing opioid crisis is by far the biggest public health crisis that America is currently facing. North Carolina is not immune to the wide-reaching effects of this crisis. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, in 2016 there were 1,505 opioid-related…
    Jordan Roberts, December 19, 2018
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    Obamacare ruling and the GOP

    Kimberly Leonard and Al Weaver of the Washington Examiner focus on the potential political impact of a recent court ruling. Republicans fear that a federal judge’s decision Friday striking down the Affordable Care Act will put them in a perilous political position and will hand Democrats a…
    Mitch Kokai, December 19, 2018
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    Tech company founder predicts regulation issues for 2019

    What will the top eight political battles be that tech companies will fight in 2019? This question is answered in a recent Fortune article written by Bradley Tusk of Tusk Ventures. Among the eight are cannabis, e-scooters, voting, and telehealth. Mr.
    Jordan Roberts, December 18, 2018
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    Comparing American health care to other countries

    John Merline of Investor’s Business Daily tests some common complaints about American health care. The question often arises, “What is heath care reform and why do we need it?” The answer is almost always something like: The U.S. spends more than any other industrialized country on health care,…
    Mitch Kokai, December 18, 2018
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    National Review editors urge ‘out-of-court settlement’ for Obamacare

    Editors of National Review would like to see the Affordable Care Act‘s problems resolved outside a courtroom. A new district-court decision striking down the law appears to give Congress an opportunity to start over. Yet we cannot applaud Judge Reed O’Connor’s decision. Indeed, we deplore it. It will…
    Mitch Kokai, December 18, 2018
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    Judge rules Obamacare unconstitutional

    We learned on Friday evening that a federal judged had ruled the Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare, was unconstitutional. The challenge came from a group of 20 Republican Attorneys General that sought to have the…
    Jordan Roberts, December 17, 2018
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    Telemedicine: Relief From Hard-To-Access and Expensive Medical Care

    John Locke Foundation’s Jordan Roberts says that we haven’t come close to realizing how beneficial telemedicine can be. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently released a spending report showing that the rate of health care spending growth slowed for the second straight year. Good news, right? Not…
    Anna Manning, December 17, 2018
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    Scary headline overlooks positive experiences

    Families have found nontraditional ways to meet a basic need with less regulation and lower costs. The headline warns “experts are concerned,” but the families are generally happy with their experience. This time, experts are not wringing their hands about “unaccountable” charter schools,  but about health care sharing ministries. The…
    Joseph Coletti, December 17, 2018