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    DHHS’s Own Data Don’t Support Its Mask Mandate

    On June 24, Democrat Gov. Roy Cooper issued a statewide mask mandate. North Carolinians have been bound to this mandate for over 100 days but never truly got a clear answer on the state’s evidence for such an order. Recently, Dr. S. Stanley Young, an EPA Scientific Advisory Board…
    Brenee Goforth, October 16, 2020
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    The Questionable “Science and Data” Guiding the Cooper Administration

    The week before Gov. Roy Cooper announced his statewide mask mandate, DHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen went in front of the NC House Health Committee to make the case for masking the public. This week, JLF’s Jon Sanders took the liberty of examining the evidence Cohen provided to support a mask…
    Brenee Goforth, August 6, 2020
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    DHHS Won’t Share COVID-19 Data, But Here Is What We Do Have

    North Carolina has been under a government-mandated shutdown for weeks – a shutdown that the government has justified with data that were riddled with errors and mispredictions. In his research brief this week, JLF’s Dr. Don van der Vaart explains the issues with the data, the lack of government transparency,…
    Brenee Goforth, May 29, 2020
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    McCrory’s Budget details

    Yesterday, Gov. McCrory released his spending plan for the 2015-2017 biennium.  While this is not the actual budget and the legislature will have to make the final decision on what is to be included in the state’s two-year spending plan, here are some details from his presentation yesterday.
    Sarah Curry, March 6, 2015
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    How did Obamacare impact spending in NC’s HHS budget?

    Health Care Solutions Week: According to a budget highlight published by the non-partisan Fiscal Research Division at the North Carolina General Assembly, there were four major impacts the Affordable Care Act had on the state’s Department of Health and Human Services budget. 1. The provision that hospitals…
    Sarah Curry, October 13, 2014
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    Trouble in Exchange Paradise

    The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has scared many state’s legislators into starting the process of setting up health insurance exchanges by saying that if the states fail to do so the federal government will step in and set up exchanges on the state’s dime. However, this week…
    Nicole Fisher, August 18, 2011
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    Mercer Review of NC DHHS

    A recent Mercer Organization Review of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services (Division) told a great deal about the organizations ability to manage standards and quality of state general and federal block grant funds that…
    Nicole Fisher, April 26, 2011