Health care (page 8)

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    Rhode Island Governor plans business tax to fund Medicaid expansion

    The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board recently examined Gov. Gina Raimondo’s plan to tax businesses to pay for part of the state share of Medicaid expansion: Medicaid expansion under ObamaCare was sold as a free federal lunch for the states, but the bill is now coming due. Witness Gov.
    Jordan Roberts, May 6, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Two recent news stories paint a very different picture of targeted tax incentives. While Winston-Salem recently landed a major aircraft industry company without offering a single tax break, S.C. legislators continue to squabble over a multimillion-dollar package designed to lure the Carolina Panthers business operations south of the state line.
    Mitch Kokai, May 3, 2019
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    Vets vs. AOC

    Brent Scher of the Washington Free Beacon reports poll results that contradict one of the latest pronouncements from U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Veterans of all political stripes overwhelmingly support reform that would allow military health benefits to be used outside the VA healthcare system, new polling shows. Reform…
    Mitch Kokai, May 2, 2019
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    Florida legislature repeals CON laws

    When Florida is in the news, it usually a national political story such as the Bush v. Gore recount from the 2000 election or something bizarre such as this recent story where police responded to a disturbance call and found an intoxicated gentleman who told police he was…
    Jordan Roberts, May 1, 2019
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    House Rules Committee to hold hearing on Medicare for All

    Today at 10 a.m. the House Rules Committee will hold a hearing on the Medicare for All Act of 2019. The House version of a massive government takeover of the healthcare sector is sponsored by Rep. Jayapal along with more than 100 co-sponsors. This bill is similar to the…
    Jordan Roberts, April 30, 2019
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    KFF: 78 percent of Medicaid expansion population are childless adults

    Many educators believe that Medicaid expansion would benefit adults who have children in public schools.  According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, 78 percent of the population that would be eligible to receive Medicaid, if expanded, are childless adults.
    Terry Stoops, April 29, 2019
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    Congress could increase access to affordable primary care with a small fix

    In an op-ed posted over the weekend, David Balat of the Texas Public Policy Foundation details the promise of direct primary care and how Congress could make a simple fix to increase the freedom of patients to choose a more affordable primary care solution. David begins by discussing…
    Jordan Roberts, April 29, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    N.C. policymakers could boost health care innovation by scrapping a state requirement called the certificate of need. Jordan Roberts discusses CON reform efforts in the N.C. General Assembly for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jon Sanders explains why it makes no sense for governments to…
    Mitch Kokai, April 26, 2019