Health care (page 6)

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    More tax-funded projects that sound stranger than fiction

    Noelle Callahan writes for TownHall.com about some of the most inexplicable research projects funded by American taxpayers. (They might remind you of Wake Forest’s “coked-up stimulus monkeys.”) And the winner of Senator Joni Ernst’s (R-IA) January 2019 Squeal Award is…the National Institutes of Health (NIH)! … … “The…
    Mitch Kokai, February 4, 2019
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    CJ Reports: Democrats, Cooper push for Medicaid expansion this session

    Carolina Journal’s Lindsay Marchello reports on the priority of Democrats and Gov. Cooper to expand Medicaid in the state: No one knows for sure, really, when the current session of the N.C. legislature will end. But Lee Lilley, Gov. Roy Cooper’s director of legislative affairs, did offer this: “The…
    Anna Manning, February 1, 2019
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    If you like your health care coverage … too bad

    Editors at National Review Online probe U.S. senator and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris‘ approach to health care policy. Kamala Harris has a big idea for your health-care plan: elimination. The early contenders for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination are working feverishly to out-radical each other. Senator…
    Mitch Kokai, February 1, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on the push for Medicaid expansion in North Carolina. John Trump’s Daily Journal laments North Carolina’s complex alcohol regulations.
    Mitch Kokai, February 1, 2019
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    Association health plans show promising trends

    A new report released by associationhealthplans.com show that association health plans offer many benefits and are being utilized: Report Highlights: Regional associations launched 71 percent of new AHPs Vast majority of new regional associations are chamber of commerce-based 4 out of 5 new AHPs are insured through a third-party insurance…
    Jordan Roberts, January 31, 2019
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    Junk science plagues federal government’s nutrition, obesity standards

    Edward Archer writes for the Federalist about the impact of dubious science on federal government nutrition and obesity standards. Over the past decade, my colleagues and I have published analyses in top medical and scientific journals showing that no human could survive on the diets the U.S. Department…
    Mitch Kokai, January 31, 2019
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    There’s a Better Way: The Case Against Expanding Medicaid

    Some in North Carolina want to expand Medicaid to able-bodied, childless adults. But there’s a better way to make sure vulnerable populations have access to medical care, and to lower costs. Our Jordan Roberts makes the case against expanding Medicaid in North Carolina: Expanding Medicaid is a temporary, albeit…
    Donna Martinez, January 30, 2019
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    Harris walks back “Medicare-for-All” comments

    It didn’t take long for Kamala Harris to walk back some of her comments concerning her desire to wipe out the health insurance industry. From an article posted on CNN.com: As the furor grew, a…
    Jordan Roberts, January 30, 2019