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    Health care for the poor

    Keith Smith co-founded the Surgery Center of Oklahoma, which describes itself as a “free market-loving, price-displaying, state-of-the-art, AAAHC accredited, doctor owned, multispecialty surgical facility in central OK.” In a recent interview, Smith advised “not to consider the poor in the aggregate.” They are individuals; and I believe that individuals…
    Joseph Coletti, November 22, 2019
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    Medical Innovation at the State Level: Georgia

    This week, JLF’s Jordan Roberts published a research brief on the actions states are taking to lower the cost of health care for their citizens, specifically what Georgia plans to do under its Section 1332 waiver. A Section 1332 waiver – often called an “innovation” waiver – allows states…
    Brenee Goforth, November 6, 2019
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    Should North Carolina Insure Our Health Insurance?

    Earlier this week, JLF’s Jordan Roberts published a research brief examining the merits of reinsurance in state health exchanges and whether or not it could be a viable option for North Carolina. What is Reinsurance? It works a lot like personal health insurance. In individual health insurance, you pay a…
    Brenee Goforth, September 19, 2019
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    CJ Reports: After years of ACA premium hikes, Blue Cross N.C. announces CUTS

    This week, Carolina Journal’s Julie Havlak reported on the announced rate cuts for Blue Cross N.C. customers. According to Havlak: In 2020 Blue Cross N.C. will reduce average rates in all counties for the first time in more than 25 years, when it entered the current individual market. The insurer…
    Brenee Goforth, August 23, 2019
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    CJ Reports: Bill designed to help small businesses buy health insurance moves forward

    Carolina Journal’s Julie Havlak reported on a legislative push to promote affordable health insurance coverage for small businesses. According to Havlak: Senate Bill 86, which passed Wednesday, Aug. 7, would broaden access to association health plans, allowing small businesses to band together when negotiating with insurers and deciding on…
    Brenee Goforth, August 12, 2019
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    Jordan Roberts Poses the Question – “Should Congress Repeal the Cadillac Tax?”

    The United States health care system has been dominated by employer-sponsored health insurance for decades. Some 158 million Americans are estimated to receive their coverage through their employer, according to the most recent research brief from JLF’s Jordan Roberts. Roberts explains how this system came to be: Employer-sponsored insurance…
    Brenee Goforth, August 1, 2019
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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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    Rhode Island Governor plans business tax to fund Medicaid expansion

    The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board recently examined Gov. Gina Raimondo’s plan to tax businesses to pay for part of the state share of Medicaid expansion: Medicaid expansion under ObamaCare was sold as a free federal lunch for the states, but the bill is now coming due. Witness Gov.
    Jordan Roberts, May 6, 2019