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    Cutting the middleman will increase access and lower costs

    The direct primary care model is the embodiment of the direction healthcare needs to go — limited regulation, patient-focused, transparent and competitive pricing for all services. Many physicians have begun to realize the benefits of this model compared to the…
    Jordan Roberts, May 20, 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
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    2019-21 House Budget: Looking Ahead

    The House increases spending faster than the pace since 2011, and prepares for more demands next fiscal year in education and Medicaid, but Gov. Cooper expects much slower spending growth than he has proposed in any of his first three budgets (3.0% vs 4.9% / 5.0% / 5.6%). Even with…
    Joseph Coletti, May 13, 2019
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    2019-21 House Budget: Capital and Infrastructure

    One of the most confusing things about the House budget is the State Capital and Infrastructure Fund (SCIF). It makes comparing the House plan with the Governor’s plan or with spending in previous years, a challenge, but here is how the House and Cooper handle capital spending and…
    Joseph Coletti, May 13, 2019
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    2019-21 House Budget: Appropriations and Availability

    You can read our Spotlight on the House Budget or, if you prefer tables and graphs, we have them below First, we compare appropriations and availability in the House budget with Gov. Cooper’s proposed budget. When we treat debt service similarly, we see the governor would have spent $600 million…
    Joseph Coletti, May 13, 2019
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    Small fix, huge potential results

    Dr. Lee Gross, President of the Docs 4 Patient Care Foundation and the founder of Epiphany Health Direct Primary Care used an op-ed to describe an easy change in the law the Trump Administration could make that would open up enormous amounts of…
    Jordan Roberts, January 14, 2019
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    YOU’RE INVITED: 150th Anniversary of North Carolina’s 1868 Constitution

    The John Locke Foundation will also be hosting a luncheon on the history and significance of our state constitution at Campbell Law School on November 19th at noon. Lunch provided, free and open to the public. Details here. …
    Anna Manning, November 7, 2018
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    The Power of Competition

    If you haven’t heard, Carolina Beach recently overturned its law prohibiting out-of-town food trucks from serving the community after the Institute for Justice filed a lawsuit on behalf of food truck owners. Good! After all, isn’t competition a good thing? Competition leads to innovation, better quality of services and…
    JLF Staff, August 31, 2018