Health Care (page 10)

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    JLF’s Kokai to Winston-Salem Journal: Market Forces Key To Lowering Health Care Costs

    Richard Craver of the Winston-Salem Journal reports on the revised Obamacare rate hike request from Blue Cross Blue Shield of N.C.: Blue Cross Blue Shield of N.C. plans to lower its premium rate hike request for 2018 individual Affordable Care Act insurance plans from 22.9 percent to 14.1 percent, the insurer…
    Donna Martinez, August 2, 2017
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    No Such Thing as a Universal Right To Health Care

    JLF’s Roy Cordato writes that if you really care about health care rights, then ask yourself why little Charlie Gard’s parents had to ask permission from the British government to have their son treated by U.S. doctors. After all, Britain is supposed to be a free country, which typically…
    Donna Martinez, July 27, 2017
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    JLF’s Becki Gray Looks at Fight For Health Care Reform

    Becki Gray, John Locke Foundation senior vice president, discusses key issues driving the current federal health care reform debate. Gray offered these comments during the July 26, 2017, edition of Spectrum News’ “Capital Tonight. Watch here.
    Donna Martinez, July 27, 2017
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    John Hood: North Carolinians Got Fake News

    From John Hood’s Daily Journal about the the Senate plan to repeal and replace Obamacare: You probably read the headlines or saw the news stories on or around June 27. According to a report by the liberal Center for American Progress, 1.3 million North Carolinians would “lose coverage”…
    Donna Martinez, July 3, 2017
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    Dispensing Help For The Uninsured

    Established in 1997, NC MedAssist is a not-for-profit, statewide (2009), licensed pharmacy. Its mission is to provide free prescription medications, healthcare advocacy, and related educational services to low-income and uninsured North Carolinians. NC MedAssist partners with 98 free clinics and healthcare systems throughout the state. The organization’s work illustrates…
    Donna Martinez, June 23, 2017
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    Highlights of NC’s Health and Human Services Budget

    What’s in the Health and Human Services portion of North Carolina’s 2017-19 budget plan that has been approved by the General Assembly? JLF’s Katherine Restrepo points out several key elements here.  …
    Donna Martinez, June 22, 2017
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    Hmm: Is Getting Sick Actually Good For The Economy?

    Flawed economics. That’s the conclusion of JLF’s Roy Cordato after analyzing a report that concludes North Carolina’s hospitals and health care systems boost the state’s economy. He explains how and why the study is off base.
    Donna Martinez, June 19, 2017
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    Want Affordable Health Insurance? Scale Back on Benefit Mandates

    JLF health care expert Katherine Restrepo is urging lawmakers to re-examine dozens of state health benefit mandates.  “In an era of rising health care costs and uncertainty about the future of federal health care reform, state lawmakers are presented with an opportunity to act on a health policy issue…
    Donna Martinez, June 15, 2017