Medicaid (page 4)

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    Why keep throwing more money at Medicaid

    Oren Cass examines Medicaid’s troubling track record for a column posted at National Review Online. Because of Medicaid, the safety net feels weaker as it grows heavier, exposing bigger gaps even as it spreads. Bad design and political pressure have allowed this one program…
    Mitch Kokai, September 9, 2016
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    With multiple visits from Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, along with their respective running mates, North Carolina is clearly a target for both Democrats and Republicans in the 2016 presidential race. Rick Henderson assesses the Tar Heel State’s importance in the presidential campaign during the next edition of…
    Mitch Kokai, August 19, 2016
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    Shocker! Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion costs skyrocket

    North Carolina’s decision to avoid the political left’s incessant demand for Medicaid expansion looks better and better every day. The Associated Press delivers more news to foul the punch bowl at the Medicaid expansion party. In a recent report to Congress, the Centers for…
    Mitch Kokai, August 15, 2016
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on a Medicaid managed-care group’s support for Medicaid expansion in North Carolina. John Hood’s Daily Journal offers two ideas for addressing ongoing controversy linked to House Bill 2.
    Mitch Kokai, April 20, 2016
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on Gov. Pat McCrory’s plan for a limited expansion of the N.C. Medicaid program. Jon Ham’s Daily Journal examines the media hysteria surrounding House Bill 2.
    Mitch Kokai, April 12, 2016
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online that a recent audit could hasten cost-cutting reforms in North Carolina’s Medicaid program. John Hood’s Daily Journal notes that school choice now sits squarely in the mainstream of public policy.
    Mitch Kokai, April 11, 2016
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on a state public hearing targeting Medicaid reform. Jon Sanders’ Daily Journal spells out key factors in North Carolina’s debate over occupational licensing reform.
    Mitch Kokai, April 5, 2016
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    Barron’s editorial page editor highlights a Medicaid funding problem

    Thomas Donlan of Barron’s devotes his latest editorial commentary to a built-in flaw in Medicaid’s funding model. No player can win at the street game of three-card monte because the card the mark is looking for isn’t there at all. The card sharp running…
    Mitch Kokai, March 21, 2016