Health care (page 5)

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    Giving North Carolinian’s more healthcare choices: Part 3

    Welcome to Part 3 of my “healthcare freedom” blog series this week. In this small series, I am reviewing a federal report on healthcare reform initiatives that the states can implement to encourage more freedom, competition, and choice into the health care sector.
    Jordan Roberts, December 6, 2018
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    Giving North Carolinian’s more healthcare choices: Part 2

    This is the second part of a four-part “healthcare freedom” series I am blogging this week. As I said in Part 1, this week I am going to discuss four issues raised by a federal report on healthcare…
    Jordan Roberts, December 5, 2018
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    Ocasio-Cortez learns some health care truths

    Christopher Jacobs of the Federalist documents one element of a new U.S. representative’s learning curve. On Saturday evening, incoming U.S. representative and self-proclaimed “democratic socialist” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter to compare her prior health coverage to the new health insurance options available to her as a member…
    Mitch Kokai, December 5, 2018
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    Giving North Carolinian’s more healthcare choices: Part 1

    A new report from the federal government outlines recommendations for how to reform America’s health care system. Together, the secretaries of Health and Human Services, Treasury, and Labor layout state-level policies that can be reversed or changed to allow for more freedom, competition,…
    Jordan Roberts, December 4, 2018
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    Employers looking for innovative ways to provide cheaper health care for employees

    Employers are looking for new ways to control the costs of providing health insurance to their employees. Most Americans get health insurance through their employer. This means the amount that employers spend on healthcare has a direct relationship with employee wages and out-of-pocket costs. The more it costs…
    Jordan Roberts, December 3, 2018
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    State Health Plan Primer: Find all the details here!

    State Treasurer Dale Folwell has proposed major changes to the State Employee Health Plan with goals of increasing price transparency for the services paid for by the plan. What to know all the details? John Locke Foundation’s Jordan Roberts has you covered! Read all about it here.
    Anna Manning, December 3, 2018
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    A move away from employer-sponsored health insurance

    Chris Pope writes at about new options that could transform the existing system that ties most health insurance to employment. The battle to reform health insurance has largely concentrated on the individual market, in which only 15 million Americans are enrolled. By contrast, 158 million Americans are…
    Mitch Kokai, December 3, 2018
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    Life expectancy continues to drop in U.S.

    Kimberly Leonard of the Washington Examiner highlights disturbing news about Americans’ prospects of living long lives. U.S. life expectancy decreased for the third year in a row in 2017, a trend that hasn’t been observed in 100 years. The finding comes from a series of reports released Thursday…
    Mitch Kokai, November 30, 2018