Health care (page 4)

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    Can Medicaid handle another recession?

    A new budget for fiscal years 2019 and 2020 is currently working its way through the North Carolina General Assembly (See here and here for more). Lots of discussions during budget negotiations have focused on long term sustainability…
    Jordan Roberts, June 4, 2019
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    Exploring prospects for dental therapy in North Carolina

    There is an emerging profession in the United States that could potentially improve the quality of and access to oral health care in North Carolina. This profession is that of a dental therapist. JLF’s Jordan Roberts defines a dental therapist like this: Dental therapy is a relatively new profession in…
    Brenee Goforth, June 4, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Leonard Robinson reports for Carolina Journal Online that a recent study suggests North Carolina dodged a public-transit bullet with the now-scrapped Durham-Orange light rail project. Jordan Roberts’ Daily Journal highlights the impact of hospital mergers on patients.
    Mitch Kokai, June 4, 2019
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    How Costs Have Diverged Over Time

    John Cochrane has posted a review of Why Are the Prices So D*mn High? by Eric Helland and Alex Tabarrok that highlights this revealing chart: The increase in health care costs is bad enough, but look what’s happened to the cost of education!…
    Jon Guze, June 3, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    When the new Democrat-led State Board of Elections decided to fire state elections director Kim Strach, critics fired accusations of partisanship. Rick Henderson analyzes Strach’s dismissal for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jordan Roberts examines the prospects for dental therapy in North Carolina. Author Philip…
    Mitch Kokai, May 31, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on the state Senate approving its budget after a heated debate inolving the squabble between UNC and Vidant Health. Becki Gray’s Daily Journal examines prospects for alcohol regulation reform in North Carolina.
    Mitch Kokai, May 31, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on the Senate budget’s response to the dispute between the UNC System and Vidant Health. The Daily Journal points out that a partisan fight over the Cooper administration’s hurricane recovery efforts could hurt efforts to highlight problems created by federal bureaucracy.
    Mitch Kokai, May 30, 2019
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    Congress could unleash DPC with minor change

    Here in North Carolina, we have a favorable direct primary care (DPC) climate, which allows for the creation and use of these primary care models. Many states have codified into law that DPC membership fees aren’t insurance premiums, thus exempting them from…
    Jordan Roberts, May 28, 2019