health care reform

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    Trump administration’s new transparency rule

    Last week the Trump administration announced it would begin forcing hospitals to publically disclose the rates in which they negotiate with insurers.  I wrote about this on the blog back when the administration was mulling the idea. Now we have the final rule. …
    Jordan Roberts, November 19, 2019
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    Democrat hypocrisy on health coverage

    Last week, a three-judge panel for the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in ongoing litigation concerning a Trump administration rule, which expanded access to association health plans (AHP). North Carolina recently passed a bill that would allow North Carolinians to purchase these health plans, pending…
    Jordan Roberts, November 18, 2019
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    Stat News highlights Trump administration HRA rule

    President Trump signed an executive order in late 2017 to increase the use of short-term, limited-duration insurance, association health plans, and health reimbursement accounts. All three of these options boosted the choices that individuals have who don’t get health insurance from work or struggle to afford current options.
    Jordan Roberts, October 23, 2019
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    Despite Governor’s Opposition, Association Health Plan Bill Becomes Law

    Self-employed owners and small businesses in North Carolina will now have increased access to affordable health insurance. Over the weekend, Senate Bill 86, the Small Business Health Care Act became law. This bill now allows easier access to large group health plans through…
    Jordan Roberts, August 26, 2019
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    AP highlights dental therapy profession

    A recent article by the Associated Press highlights dental therapists and their benefits:  It can be hard to keep smiles healthy in rural areas, where dentists are few and far between and residents often are poor and lack dental coverage. Efforts…
    Jordan Roberts, August 20, 2019
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    Medicaid expansion and improper eligibility

    Former special assistant to President Trump at the National Economic Council, Brian Blase, and University of Kentucky economics professor, Aaron Yelowitz, wrote an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal about the experience of some states who have expanded Medicaid…
    Jordan Roberts, August 15, 2019
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    NCGA should create more health coverage options for small business

    Back in mid-March, the North Carolina Senate passed SB 86, the Small Business Health Care Act. This bill would create the opportunity for easy formation of large group health plans among employer members of an association which can include small businesses and sole…
    Jordan Roberts, August 7, 2019
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    Canadians experience long wait time for care

    In the June edition of Carolina Journal, I wrote a column titled “American Should Be Skeptical of Single-Payer Promises.” Different flavors of Medicare for all or public options have been a focal point of the 2020 Democratic primary. Many…
    Jordan Roberts, August 6, 2019