Medicaid (page 4)

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    Medicaid and the waiting game

    Ali Meyer of the Washington Free Beacon delivers bad news for those who continue to push for Medicaid expansion. Medicaid patients spend more time waiting for a doctor than those who are privately insured, according to a report from Health Affairs. The study collected data from 21.4 million…
    Mitch Kokai, July 7, 2017
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    Lazy columnist hurts debate on Obamacare and Medicaid

    Jonathan Ingram writes at the Federalist website about one columnist’s effort to dispel inconvenient facts about Obamacare and Medicaid. It seems that even Pulitzer Prize-winning columnists can get away without fact-checking these days. Or such is the impression after reading Michael Hiltzik’s June 26 column in the Los…
    Mitch Kokai, July 6, 2017
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    Medicaid and the opioid epidemic

    Contrary to commentary Gov. Roy Cooper has offered on the topic, Medicaid could be making the opioid crisis worse. Sam Adolphsen explains why at National Review Online. Medicaid hasn’t proven to be the antidote for the opioid epidemic ravaging America, but it just might be adding more poison.
    Mitch Kokai, July 6, 2017
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    A defense of the Senate health care bill

    Avik Roy explains at National Review Online why he disagrees with that publication’s editors about the importance of approving key pieces of the Senate health care reform plan. National Review’s editors—great Americans all—believe that “it will be difficult to mourn the loss” of the Senate health care bill,…
    Mitch Kokai, July 5, 2017
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    Forbes has message for Medicaid expansion advocates

    The latest issue of Forbes magazine features Steve Forbes‘ take on Medicaid reform. A BIG STUMBLING BLOCK to getting a health care reform bill through the Senate (the House of Representatives passed one in May) is Medicaid. This is surprising, given that the program is probably the worst-designed…
    Mitch Kokai, June 26, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on a Senate measure linked to ongoing state Medicaid reforms. The latest Carolina Journal Online parody explains how the solar energy industry is moving forward with new partnerships with vineyards. (Remember, it’s a parody.) Katherine Restrepo’s Daily Journal explains why…
    Mitch Kokai, June 16, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on a statewide tour designed to boost support for Medicaid expansion. John Hood’s Daily Journal highlights a new breakdown of N.C. political preferences.
    Mitch Kokai, May 3, 2017
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The N.C. House has approved a measure to limit damages linked to nuisance lawsuits targeting hog farms. But a key amendment would prevent the new law from protecting major hog producer Smithfield Foods against hundreds of existing legal cases. Rick Henderson analyzes the legislation for the next edition of…
    Mitch Kokai, April 21, 2017