Health care (page 6)

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis will face a Republican primary challenge in 2020 from conservative author and businessman Garland Tucker. Rick Henderson analyzes Tucker’s electoral bid. He also discusses other developments in North Carolina’s next Senate race for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jordan Roberts spells…
    Mitch Kokai, May 17, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on the latest attempt to relax North Carolina’s certificate-of-need restrictions. The Daily Journal highlights the impact of a proposal to raise North Carolina’s standard income tax deduction.
    Mitch Kokai, May 16, 2019
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    More competition in Medicaid

    This week, Rep. Mark Green (R-TN) introduced a bill into Congress that would grant states more freedom in how they chose to spend their Medicaid dollars. The bill would allow states to allocate Medicaid dollars directly to patients and give them the power to chose how to spend…
    Jordan Roberts, May 15, 2019
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    Research Update: Examining the Claim That Medicaid Expansion Creates 40,000 Jobs

    JLF’s Roy Cordato examines the credibility of the 2014 study by the Cone Health Foundation and the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust that contends that Medicaid expansion in North Carolina would “create” over 40,000 jobs in the state by 2020. The Reynolds Charitable Trust appears to be more ideologically…
    Anna Manning, May 15, 2019
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    Today’s Daily Journal, “Certificate of Need: Government picking winners and losers”

    JLF’s Health Care Policy Analyst Jordan Roberts writes for Carolina Journal’s Daily Journal: When you keep the supply of a service artificially low, incumbent providers aren’t subject to competition and gain more market power than they otherwise would. The natural consequence is less access and higher prices.
    Anna Manning, May 14, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on the controversial shakeup at the top of the state elections board staff. Jordan Roberts’ Daily Journal reminds us that North Carolina’s certificate-of-need process leads government to choose winners and losers among health care providers.
    Mitch Kokai, May 14, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online that the state treasurer hopes medical providers will join a new State Health Plan network. John Hood’s Daily Journal reminds us that North Carolina ranks high in college funding.
    Mitch Kokai, May 13, 2019
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    CJ reports: Pitt County, Vidant Medical Center move to end UNC oversight

    Carolina Journal‘s Kari Travis reports: Vidant Medical Center in Greenville has blocked the University of North Carolina Board of Governors from appointing any more members to the hospital’s board. The move blindsided the BOG. VMC holds a close relationship with East Carolina University’s Brody School of Medicine, serving as…
    Anna Manning, May 10, 2019