Medicaid (page 3)

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    A history of federal entitlements

    John Cogan explains how federal entitlements have always grown in his new book, The High Cost of Good Intentions. He told stories of veterans’ benefits, FDR’s early opposition to entitlements, the “theatrical sham” of the Social Security Trust Fund on EconTalk with Russ Roberts. You can see the growth…
    Joseph Coletti, December 11, 2017
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The N.C. Medicaid budget appears headed toward reaching budget goals for a fourth straight year, and the program continues its move toward managed care. Dan Way provides a state Medicaid update during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Rick Henderson analyzes a possible N.C. Supreme Court…
    Mitch Kokai, December 1, 2017
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    Medicaid boosting insurance companies’ bottom line

    Melissa Fausz explains at National Review Online how Medicaid boosts “Big Insurance.” Expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act has been wildly successful in improving the fortunes of one particular group in California — just not the group Medicaid was intended to help. A recent Kaiser Health…
    Mitch Kokai, November 22, 2017
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    Medicaid expansion ‘out of control,’ ‘unsustainable’

    The subheadline of Nicholas Horton’s National Review Online column uses those terms to describe a proposal North Carolina legislative leaders have been fighting ever since the Affordable Care Act squeaked through a deeply divided Congress. It’s not the lead story on the nightly news, and it’s not generating…
    Mitch Kokai, November 16, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on the N.C. Medicaid program’s budget and transition toward managed care. Julie Tisdale’s Daily Journal highlights real pain linked to North Carolina’s certificate-of-need restrictions.
    Mitch Kokai, November 16, 2017
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    Could Maine’s Vote To Expand Medicaid Impact North Carolina?

    JLF’s Mitch Kokai talked with Richard Craver of the Winston-Salem Journal about North Carolina’s appetite — or lack thereof — for expanding Medicaid. Maine voters recently did so via referendum. Mitch Kokai, policy analyst with Libertarian think tank John Locke Foundation, said he doubts the Maine expansion referendum results “will…
    Donna Martinez, November 13, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online that legislative leaders are skeptical about the latest proposal to expand North Carolina’s Medicaid program. John Hood’s Daily Journal highlights five key facts about North Carolina’s new state budget. No. 3 will shock you! (Not really. I just couldn’t resist throwing…
    Mitch Kokai, August 9, 2017
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    Another Medicaid deficiency

    Ali Meyer of the Washington Free Beacon reports the latest evidence that Medicaid patients receive worse health care than those with private insurance. Medicaid patients with glaucoma received less testing than those with commercial health insurance, according to a study from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Researchers evaluated…
    Mitch Kokai, July 26, 2017