Health Care (page 11)

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    Join Us Monday: Treasurer Dale Folwell To Discuss ‘The Price of Promises’

    Bring your lunch to JLF Monday and join us for a fascinating presentation by North Carolina Treasurer Dale Folwell. The noon event is free. The State Health Plan is a division of the Treasurer’s office. As Carolina Journal’s Dan Way reported recently, a judge’s ruling about the Health Plan…
    Donna Martinez, June 4, 2017
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    Certificate-of-Need Law Impedes Lower-Cost Cataract Surgery

    It’s a common outpatient procedure for seniors, yet North Carolina’s Certificate-of-Need law caps the number of ambulatory surgery centers that offer the service and keeps ophthalmologists from performing the surgery in their offices. JLF’s Katherine Restrepo analyzes the impact here.
    Donna Martinez, May 26, 2017
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    JLF’s Katherine Restrepo Responds To Blue Cross Health Insurance Rate Increase

    If you buy your health insurance through Obamacare with Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, get ready to shell out even more for your coverage. On Thursday, the health insurer announced it has requested a 2018 rate hike for Obamacare policies that will average 22.9 percent. JLF’s health care…
    Donna Martinez, May 26, 2017
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    Does money from Washington grow on trees?

    Dollars flowing to North Carolina from Washington are not free. They’ve been portrayed as such from a lot of opponents of GOP-sponsored bills blazing their way through the General Assembly during the opening weeks of the 2013 session. For example, on Wednesday, Sen. Josh Stein, D-Wake, while arguing against…
    Barry Smith, February 14, 2013
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    A medicine shortage? Duh, let in imports.

    Obama’s latest executive order, out on Monday, decries the shortage of pharmaceutical drugs. His proposals, however, will do nothing to increase supply; rather, they push for more paperwork and counterproductive lawsuits. As I point out in my latest commentary with The Future of Freedom Foundation, “Eliminate Medicine…
    Fergus Hodgson, November 4, 2011
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    Declared GOP Presidential Candidates & Health Care

    Kaiser Health News has created a helpful spreadsheet to keep you updated on where the declared GOP Presidential hopefuls stand on health care… Makes the life of a conservative health care blogger a LOT easier 😉…
    Nicole Fisher, August 26, 2011
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    Medicaid Gets Deeper Discounts for Drugs Than Medicaid

    The Office of the Inspector General for HHS released a report indicating that Medicaid gets deeper discounts on many prescription drugs than Medicare. Much of this is attributed to Medicaid getting its discounts through health-related laws. Medicare, on the other hand, negotiates prices with private insurers and…
    Nicole Fisher, August 16, 2011
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    Jindal’s Stance on Health Insurance Exchanges Splits Scholars

    Louisiana’s Governor Bobby Jindal is causing much debate within and between center-right experts and legislators. I for one welcome the discussion and debate. It keeps us all up-to-date on health reform progression and reminds us daily how important these decisions are in keeping our citizens happy and healthy. http://biggovernment.com/kmooney/2011/08/07/gov-jindals-opposition-to-health-care-exchanges-splits-libertarian-and-conservative-scholars/…
    Nicole Fisher, August 9, 2011