Health care (page 9)

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    Be careful what you wish for: Government health care edition

    Sally Pipes offers Washington Examiner readers helpful information about the impact of government-run health care. Last year, Canadians waited a median of almost 20 weeks to receive specialist treatment after being referred by a general practitioner, according to a new report from The Fraser Institute. In practical terms,…
    Mitch Kokai, January 10, 2019
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    Republicans need to take back the healthcare debate

    An article from The Hill raises an important question that I always find myself asking when I think about Republican’s struggle to dominate the health care debate: Why don’t Republican’s discuss actual policy proposals when debating healthcare…
    Jordan Roberts, January 9, 2019
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    Telemedicine can bridge mental healthcare gaps

    American society often tends to stigmatize those with mental health disorders. While there are several factors that determine one’s overall health, our mental health plays a significant role in mediating physical health. Children and teens, in particular, suffer from a wide range of…
    Jordan Roberts, January 8, 2019
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    Martin Center column focuses on ECU medical school

    Dan Way writes for the Martin Center about “bailouts” for East Carolina University’s medical school. The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University has been bailed out by the state to stay afloat, but it’s hard to say how, exactly, North Carolina has benefited by doing so. The…
    Mitch Kokai, January 7, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    When Apple chose Austin over Raleigh for its major new expansion project, some N.C. economic developers fretted about another “loss” for the Tar Heel State. Jon Sanders analyzes Apple’s decision for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jordan Roberts assesses the significance of a recent federal…
    Mitch Kokai, January 4, 2019
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    Looming hospital merger raises questions about patient benefits

    A North Carolina hospital deal is the subject of an article in The Huffington Post: As North Carolina’s attorney general deliberates over whether to approve the sale of the nonprofit Mission Health System to for-profit Nashville, Tennessee-based HCA, a citizens…
    Jordan Roberts, January 2, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    In a special year-end edition of Carolina Journal Radio, we revisit some of the year’s most interesting interviews. Roy Cordato explains why Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez misuse the label “socialist.” Jordan Roberts discusses the history of certificate-of-need restrictions for medical providers.
    Mitch Kokai, December 28, 2018
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    Digging into the ‘pre-existing conditions’ debate

    Chris Pope issues National Review Online readers a warning about the political debate surrounding health insurance for people with pre-existing medical conditions. On December 14, a Texas district-court judge revived political fights over the Affordable Care Act by ruling the legislation unconstitutional. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D.,…
    Mitch Kokai, December 21, 2018