Health care (page 9)

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    Medicare Part A and patient choice

    Medicare Annual Report The Board of Trustees for Medicare, America’s health insurance program for those 65 and older, produce an annual report on the financial operations of the program. For the second straight year, the Trustees project that under current spending, the Hospital Insurance Trust Fund, or Medicare Part…
    Jordan Roberts, April 25, 2019
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    Sanders’ rhetoric versus Medicare’s reality

    Christopher Jacobs of the Federalist says facts tell a different story about Medicare than those included in U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ “socialist delusions.” Many of the left’s policy proposals come with the same design flaw: While sounding great on paper, they have little chance of working in practice.
    Mitch Kokai, April 24, 2019
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    CJ reports: House members take another stab at certificate-of-need reform

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal: A bipartisan group of House members hopes to break a regulatory chokehold on surgical facilities. Reps. Billy Richardson, D-Cumberland; Ed Goodwin, R-Chowan; and David Rogers, R-Rutherford, on Tuesday, April 16, filed House Bill 857. The bill abolishes certificate-of-need laws preventing standalone ambulatory surgery…
    Anna Manning, April 22, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on a new proposal for certificate-of-need reform in North Carolina. John Hood’s Daily Journal highlights new research that shows the negative impact of excessive federal debt.
    Mitch Kokai, April 22, 2019
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    Sanders vague on details of ‘Medicare for all’

    Mark Hemingway of the Federalist contends U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders still hasn’t explained how his “Medicare for all” proposal would work. Asked about the specifics of his plan, Sanders employed the tried and true three-step explanation for how it works. Step one, point out that the United States…
    Mitch Kokai, April 17, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolina has been able to cut tax rates in recent years without having to cut government programs. Joseph Coletti credits sustainable budgeting. He explains during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jordan Roberts analyzes a proposed provider tax associated with expanding Medicaid. Shannon Watkins of…
    Mitch Kokai, April 12, 2019
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    JLF Research Update, “SAVE Act: Increasing Freedom for N.C. Nurses”

    John Locke Foundation’s Heath Care Policy Analyst, Jordan Roberts, writes: Legislation has been introduced this session with an eye toward lowering costs and expanding access to health care for North Carolinians. One such bill, the Healthcare Expansion Act of 2019, seeks to repeal North Carolina’s outdated Certificate of Need…
    Anna Manning, April 10, 2019
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    CJ reports: House Republicans introduce ‘alternative’ which resembles Medicaid expansion

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal: A group of House Republicans is taking another whack at what they call an alternative to Medicaid expansion so uninsured North Carolina residents can obtain health coverage. State Reps. Donny Lambeth, R-Forsyth; Josh Dobson, R-McDowell; Greg Murphy, R-Pitt; and Donna McDowell White, R-Johnston,…
    Anna Manning, April 10, 2019