Medicaid (page 9)

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    Medicare and Medicaid: rewarding failure

    David Balat and Dr. Deane Waldman of the Texas Public Policy Foundation wrote an interesting op-ed which discusses some of the problems with government-run health care. In particular, why it’s crazy for Americans to think growing these programs is a good idea. The piece starts off by…
    Jordan Roberts, June 20, 2019
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    JLF’s Jordan Roberts comments on State Medicaid Transition for Leader’s Edge Magazine

    JLF’s Jordan Roberts was recently quoted in a Leader’s Edge article on innovative models in health care. The article detailed the experimental health care models being tested in five states: Maryland, Wisconsin, Colorado, Oregon, and North Carolina. The article mentions the federal waiver North Carolina received to transition the…
    Brenee Goforth, June 20, 2019
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    Medicaid fraud scheme uncovered in Greensboro

    The best description I have heard of for describing Medicaid and Medicare fraud is it’s like playing whack-a-mole: you can find one bad actor and then three more pop up. Fraudsters can fairly easily defraud Medicaid and Medicare if they want to. I have posted about this…
    Jordan Roberts, June 17, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    N.C. craft brewers and beer distributors have reached a compromise to end a dispute over state restrictions on the brewers’ ability to expand their businesses. Rick Henderson discusses the compromise measure for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. You’ll also hear highlights from state Senate debate…
    Mitch Kokai, June 14, 2019
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    Heartland Institute: Reject the Push for Medicaid Expansion

    Expanding Medicaid is not the answer to helping expand access to medical care in North Carolina. In this Heartland Institute piece, Heartland’s Matthew Glans analyzes efforts to expand Medicaid expansion in North Carolina and posits why the state should reject these expansion efforts. Glans writes: In May, Republican leadership in…
    Brenee Goforth, June 10, 2019
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    CJ Reports: U.S.-trained foreign docs could fill family practice needs, but government stands in the way

    This week, Carolina Journal’s Dan Way reported on the lack of available residencies for graduating medical students. As he writes, nowhere is this felt more than in international medical schools. The article reads: Fred Jacobs, executive vice president at St. George’s University in the West Indies nation of Grenada,…
    Brenee Goforth, June 7, 2019
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    2019-21 Senate Budget Overview

    The Senate budget incorporates the surprisingly large revenues from the current fiscal year that ends June 30 and higher forecast revenue for FY2019-20, but appropriates no more for operating expenses than the House did (Figure 1). Senate budget writers devote $397 million the first year and $713 million the second…
    Joseph Coletti, May 29, 2019
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    More competition in Medicaid

    This week, Rep. Mark Green (R-TN) introduced a bill into Congress that would grant states more freedom in how they chose to spend their Medicaid dollars. The bill would allow states to allocate Medicaid dollars directly to patients and give them the power to chose how to spend…
    Jordan Roberts, May 15, 2019