Health care (page 6)

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    Cooper Administration: FIVE MONTHS Behind Other States in Reporting Deaths to the CDC

    There's simply no excuse for this. It shows where Gov. Roy Cooper, state health bureaucrat Mandy Cohen, and the rest of the administration's priorities are. It's conceivably difficult to maintain a "State of Emergency" if the data give the all-clear.
    Jon Sanders, July 26, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Johnny Kampis reports for Carolina Journal Online on North Carolina’s work to boost broadband access. The CJ Opinion highlights a state health care policy that promotes bullying and scare tactics from competing health care providers.
    Mitch Kokai, July 20, 2021
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    Doctors’ Group Opposes Biden’s COVID Door-Knock Campaign

    The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons highlights its concerns about the Biden administration’s approach to COVID vaccinations. The Biden Administration has announced plans to send agents “door to door” in order to “get remaining Americans vaccinated, by ensuring they have the information they need on how both…
    Mitch Kokai, July 19, 2021
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    Stakeholders meet to discuss SAVE Act

    Yesterday afternoon, sponsors of the SAVE Act gathered a stakeholder meeting at the North Carolina General Assembly. The SAVE Act is a piece of legislation that would modernize the regulations that govern advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). More specifically, the bill would remove restrictive collaborative practice agreements that…
    Jordan Roberts, July 13, 2021
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    Former McCrory Commerce Pick Advocates for Medicaid Expansion

    Sharon Decker, NC Department of Commerce secretary during the McCrory administration in 2013-14, authored this editorial recently published at WRAL.com. Decker attempts to make the case for North Carolina to expand Medicaid, focusing her argument on the potential economic benefits to the state. She begins her…
    Brian Balfour, July 13, 2021
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    Certificate of Need: A Bad Law Leads to Bad Behavior

    People with a medical need for mobile PET scanners are harmed while health care companies wage high-stakes battles in state courts over state agency decisions regarding a law that 15 states and the federal government have already ditched for making health care more costly and less accessible to citizens.
    Jon Sanders, July 8, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Jeff Moore reports for Carolina Journal Online on a state court opinion that exposes the “cutthroat world” of North Carolina’s certificate-of-need law. Ray Nothstine’s CJ Opinion asks whether social justice surcharges are creating red and blue restaurants.
    Mitch Kokai, July 8, 2021
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    Federal Health Officials Botching Their Work

    Sally Pipes writes for National Review Online about failures at the federal Centers for Disease Control. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) deserve much of the blame for plummeting vaccination rates. Public-health officials have botched their pandemic response and messaging nearly every step of the way…
    Mitch Kokai, July 7, 2021