Medicaid (page 16)

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The General Assembly’s Fiscal Research staff recently poured cold water on an industry-backed study touting the benefits of North Carolina’s film incentives. Rick Henderson discusses the implications of the Fiscal Research analysis during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. State Auditor Beth Wood discusses her efforts to…
    Mitch Kokai, April 25, 2014
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online critics’ concerns about the McCrory administration’s latest proposal for reforming Medicaid. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains that North Carolina liberal activists’ complaints about a Republican governor are nothing new.
    Mitch Kokai, March 10, 2014
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    JLF experts brief candidates for office in 2014 N.C. elections

    The John Locke Foundation’s research staff spent the afternoon briefing candidates who are preparing for this year’s elections in North Carolina. Topics included taxes, government spending, health care, regulation, K-12 education, and the role of the N.C. Constitution. Click play below to watch the 103-minute formal briefing session. To…
    Mitch Kokai, March 7, 2014
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online about a performance review scheduled for the nonprofit that oversees much of North Carolina’s Medicaid program. John Hood’s Daily Journal highlights problems plaguing Obamacare’s mandates.
    Mitch Kokai, February 12, 2014
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Gov. Pat McCrory has outlined his priorities for 2014, and Rick Henderson offers his analysis of the governor’s goals during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops also responds to McCrory’s top education priorities. Katherine Restrepo recaps her recent testimony before a state Medicaid reform advisory…
    Mitch Kokai, February 7, 2014
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    CBO report discusses smaller Obamacare subsidies, raising Medicare premiums

    Medicare recipients and providers might be interested in a new Congressional Budget Office analysis of federal health care policy presented Jan. 29 to the Healthcare Leadership Council by CBO Director Doug Elmendorf. It acknowledges that “cutting federal subsidies for health insurance would help the budget but would leave affected…
    Dan E. Way, January 30, 2014
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    29 Days…

    … Until the Obamacare individual marketplaces open for enrollment. Here is the Kaiser Family Foundation’s updated map of where states stand on Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion provision.  In 2012, the Supreme Court ruled that states possess the option to expand their Medicaid eligibility levels for childless adults living under 138%…
    Katherine Restrepo, September 2, 2013
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    Why work?

    OK, so this is a problem.  According to a study by the Cato Institute, The current welfare system provides such a high level of benefits that it acts as a disincentive for work. Welfare currently pays more than a minimum-wage job in 35 states, even after accounting for…
    Julie Tisdale, August 21, 2013