Health care (page 4)

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    Daily Journal: Faulty number skewed health debate

    John Hood writes for Carolina Journal‘s Daily Journal: Now, a new estimate from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services* has lowered the number again: 2.5 million Americans will decide to go without federally approved health insurance in the absence of the mandate, which was ultimately repealed as…
    Anna Manning, February 28, 2019
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    A market-based alternative to ‘Medicare for all’

    Charles Fain Lehman of the Washington Free Beacon reports on a new proposal from U.S. House Republicans. Two Republican congressmen introduced proposals Tuesday designed to fix America’s health care system through a variety of market-oriented reforms. Despite recent efforts to the contrary—most prominently through the Affordable Care Act—the…
    Mitch Kokai, February 28, 2019
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    Disputing the notion of health care as a ‘right’

    Kevin Williamson argues at National Review Online that health care is “the opposite of a right.” Senator Bernie Sanders, gamely making the case for socialism on CNN, offers a familiar argument: that access to health care and other goods like it should be understood as a “right.” Properly…
    Mitch Kokai, February 28, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Johnny Kampis reports for Carolina Journal Online on criticism of city-owned broadband systems. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains how a faulty number helped skew the federal health care debate.  …
    Mitch Kokai, February 27, 2019
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    Research Update: Lowering Health Care Spending Through Competitive Bidding

    JLF’s Health Care Policy Analyst, Jordan Roberts, explains how an auction-based system of purchasing health care puts the consumer in charge and exerts pressure on providers to compete for patients based on quality service at a lower cost: It’s no secret that Americans pay more for health care than any…
    Anna Manning, February 25, 2019
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    LISTEN HERE: This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Some Democratic presidential contenders and members of Congress have embraced the notion of “Medicare for all.” Roy Cordato explores what the catchy phrase would mean for American health care during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Donald van der Vaart analyzes recent legal battles involving N.C.
    Mitch Kokai, February 22, 2019
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    States moving on AHPs, CON

    The Affordable Care Act regulates much of how state health insurance markets are allowed to operate. However, states still have some policy levers to use to reform their healthcare markets. Certificate of need reform and association health plans are two of those tools. The state…
    Jordan Roberts, February 21, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on lawmakers’ concerns about managed-care companies selected to run North Carolina’s Medicaid program. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains how forums are addressing the notion of a rural/urban divide in North Carolina.
    Mitch Kokai, February 13, 2019