Health care (page 7)

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    Washington Examiner praises VA reforms, N.C.’s Wilkie

    Editors at the Washington Examiner like what they’re seeing from a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs led by North Carolina’s Robert Wilkie. “Privatization,” we noted two years ago, “ is a classic scare-word among liberals.” We were pointing out that the Department of Veterans Affairs, after its disgraceful…
    Mitch Kokai, January 28, 2019
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    Healthcare industry group starts campaign against “Medicare-for-All”

    The Partnership for America’s Health Care Future, a group of healthcare industry players, released the following ad which you will probably see on your TV soon: The ad hits on some important points. First, there are many names for the next round of proposed government usurpation of the healthcare…
    Jordan Roberts, January 25, 2019
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    What actual Medicare for all would mean

    This morning I heard a commentator refer to Medicare for All (MFA), a plan supported by many Democrats in Congress, as a system with no premiums and no co-pays. And the fact is that this is probably what most people, especially younger people who are not actually on Medicare, think…
    Roy Cordato, January 24, 2019
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    Medicare, Medicaid breed cronyism and fraud

    Another day, another massive fraud scheme where private companies scam unaccountable public health programs and profit off of taxpayer dollars. This time the culprit is Walgreens: NEW YORK — Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc will pay $269.2 million to settle two whistleblower…
    Jordan Roberts, January 24, 2019
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    When presented with specifics, Americans don’t want “Medicare for All”

    Healthcare has been the most important issue for many voters in the last couple election cycles as everyone is dealing with the effects of our inflated healthcare costs. However, what exactly do Americans want? They know they pay too much for healthcare. They know the government controls much…
    Jordan Roberts, January 23, 2019
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    Your tax dollars at work: Emotional eating edition

    Elizabeth Harrington of the Washington Free Beacon documents another dubious use of federal tax dollars. The National Institutes of Health is spending roughly $250,000 in an attempt to train kids to meditate so they do not engage in “emotional eating.” Kent State University received a grant for the…
    Mitch Kokai, January 23, 2019
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    NYT op-ed considers benefits of a new Trump hospital rule

    Due to the on-going government shutdown and myriad of other national news stories, you probably missed a significant policy change aimed at hospital prices. The Trump Administration created a new federal rule that hospitals must post their prices to all of the procedures they perform…
    Jordan Roberts, January 22, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on competing Democratic and Republican news conferences leading into today’s court hearing in the 9th Congressional District controversy. Way also reports on a private N.C. university’s new health sciences center. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why Democratic policy priorities could…
    Mitch Kokai, January 22, 2019