Health care (page 7)

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    Cutting the middleman will increase access and lower costs

    The direct primary care model is the embodiment of the direction healthcare needs to go — limited regulation, patient-focused, transparent and competitive pricing for all services. Many physicians have begun to realize the benefits of this model compared to the…
    Jordan Roberts, May 20, 2019
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    Booming Economy = Labor Shortage = Innovative Pay Model

    The typical American worker is paid by his/her employer every two weeks or perhaps once a month. But the fast food restaurant industry is innovating in order to attract workers who have myriad options thanks to our incredibly low unemployment rate. Bloomberg reports: Restaurant chains are pulling out all…
    Donna Martinez, May 20, 2019
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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