Health care (page 5)

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    Choice in health care

    John Merline writes for Issues and Insights about Democrats’ disinterest in choice when it comes to health care. Short-term insurance existed as a niche market before Obamacare. As the name suggests, the plans were designed to cover gaps in coverage, up to 12 months. But once Obamacare went…
    Mitch Kokai, May 28, 2019
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    Dental Therapy in North Carolina

    Don’t miss JLF’s latest Spotlight Report on Dental Therapy: While the national health care policy debate focuses on access to health insurance and health providers, the importance of oral care often does not receive the attention it should. Oral health is much more than clean teeth. Gums, the lining…
    Anna Manning, May 24, 2019
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    Analyzing the Costs of Expanding Medicaid in North Carolina

    From JLF’s Health Care Policy Analyst, Jordan Roberts: Elected officials in North Carolina have debated Medicaid expansion for years. The question at hand is whether to accept a generous matching rate from the federal government to add roughly 500,000 new enrollees to the Medicaid rolls, which already serve over one-fifth…
    Anna Manning, May 24, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on the UNC Board of Governors’ efforts to ease tensions with Vidant Health as a lawsuit between the two parties moves forward. Andy Taylor’s Daily Journal explains why the Electoral College has little to do with race and slavery.
    Mitch Kokai, May 24, 2019
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    An introduction to dental therapy

    Have you ever heard of dental therapy? No, it has nothing to do with a psychologist or psychiatrist examining your teeth. Dental therapists are highly trained mid-level dental practitioners who focus on preventive and restorative care working under the supervision of a dentist. Think of…
    Jordan Roberts, May 21, 2019
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    Health care services that require a permission slip from government and an ok from competitors

    The John Locke Foundation has written extensively over several years on the impediment NC’s Certificate of Need laws are for the expansion of health care services.  We believe that repealing NC’s CON laws will restore health care freedom. National studies show that CON laws increase cost and…
    Becki Gray, May 20, 2019
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    Cutting the middleman will increase access and lower costs

    The direct primary care model is the embodiment of the direction healthcare needs to go — limited regulation, patient-focused, transparent and competitive pricing for all services. Many physicians have begun to realize the benefits of this model compared to the…
    Jordan Roberts, May 20, 2019
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    Booming Economy = Labor Shortage = Innovative Pay Model

    The typical American worker is paid by his/her employer every two weeks or perhaps once a month. But the fast food restaurant industry is innovating in order to attract workers who have myriad options thanks to our incredibly low unemployment rate. Bloomberg reports: Restaurant chains are pulling out all…
    Donna Martinez, May 20, 2019