Medicaid

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on the debate over smokable hemp and the N.C. farm bill. Jordan Roberts’ Daily Journal highlights new research from Duke scholars that raises serious questions about Medicaid.
    Mitch Kokai, July 23, 2019
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    JLF’s Becki Gray Quoted in Forbes Article on Budget Standoff

    North Carolina’s budget standoff has been receiving national attention, and the John Locke Foundation has been the resident-expert on this debate for many of those trying to make sense of it all. Most recently, Forbes contributor Patrick Gleason utilized comments from JLF’s Becki Gray when writing his most recent commentary…
    Brenee Goforth, July 15, 2019
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    CJ Commentary: Medicaid expansion and job creation: Bad economics, good special interest politics

    “As a general rule, the public and politicians should never view economic impact studies as anything more than an attempt by special interests to manipulate public opinion for their own benefit.” Dr. Roy Cordato wrote this statement back in December 2018. Time after time, impact studies come out proving…
    Brenee Goforth, July 15, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on the Common Cause v. Lewis partisan gerrymandering case challenging N.C. legislative election districts. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why Gov. Roy Cooper’s Medicaid expansion demand won’t work.
    Mitch Kokai, July 15, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Gov. Roy Cooper and Lt. Gov. Dan Forest appear at this date to be the most likely candidates to square off in North Carolina’s 2020 gubernatorial election. Rick Henderson analyzes recent polling results involving Cooper and Forest for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jordan Roberts…
    Mitch Kokai, July 12, 2019
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    The News and Observer Highlights Health Care Comments by JLF’s Becki Gray

    Earlier this week, The Raleigh News and Observer published a story on the House Medicaid compromise bill. House Bill 655, or “NC Health Care for Working Families,” is a proposed compromise to Gov. Cooper’s demands for Medicaid expansion; demands which he is using to hold up the state…
    Brenee Goforth, July 12, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on a bill that would allow the NC Virtual Academy charter school to enroll more students. Roy Cordato’s Daily Journal explains the flawed economics behind the claim that Medicaid expansion would create jobs in North Carolina.
    Mitch Kokai, July 12, 2019
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    Cooper’s claimed compromise

    Gov. Roy Cooper offered a budget counteroffer that would be hard to classify as a compromise. It still includes Medicaid expansion, a $3.5 billion bond (10% less than his original $3.9 billion plan), rejects a franchise tax reduction, and refuses to expand the number of Opportunity Scholarships. The proposal…
    Joseph Coletti, July 9, 2019