Health Care (page 13)

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    CJ: Lawmakers, DHHS officials have former Cardinal execs in cross-hairs

    Must-read story about $3.8 million in severance pay paid out to Cardinal Innovations execs. Angry lawmakers on Tuesday advocated civil and possibly criminal action against former executives of Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Solutions, the state’s largest behavioral health network. The state wants to recoup $3.8 million in severance pay to…
    Donna Martinez, December 13, 2017
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    Could a Surprise Medical Bill Be Waiting In Your Mailbox?

    JLF’s Katherine Restrepo writes that even those who have health insurance may be in for an ugly surprise. Here’s an example of what can happen: The ER isn’t the only point of entry in the health care system where patients can be exposed to surprise bills. It can also…
    Donna Martinez, December 4, 2017
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    What Missouri Can Learn From Union County, North Carolina

    Charles Katebi of the Heartland Institute examines a proposal in Missouri to help that state’s Medicaid patients by giving them access to Direct Primary Care. It’s a health care innovation our own Katherine Restrepo has been researching and writing about extensively. In, fact, Mr. Katebi references JLF’s work in…
    Donna Martinez, November 21, 2017
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    Cato Expert: We’re Misdiagnosing the Opioid Crisis

    Gov. Roy Cooper is one of just three governors that are serving on the Trump Administration’s Commission on Combatting Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis. The president believes the situation is so dire that he’s declared a health emergency in our country. But Dr. Jeffrey Singer, a Senior…
    Donna Martinez, November 16, 2017
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    CJ: Tillis-sponsored Bill Would Ease Some Barriers Slowing Marijuana Research

    Carolina Journal’s Kari Travis reports on a federal bill that would roll back regulations for marijuana studies. So what’s the status of marijuana in North Carolina? Marijuana isn’t legal in North Carolina, though CBD oil, a non-psychoactive part of the plant, is allowed to treat specific types of epilepsy…
    Donna Martinez, October 17, 2017
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    Is a Virtual Doctor Visit In Your Future?

    Innovations are changing the way we access and but products, but not just when it comes to clothes, food, and home goods. Innovations in health care are revolutionizing how we receive care and the specialists we can access — all of it via computer and/or smart phone. WGHP’s Bob…
    Donna Martinez, October 16, 2017
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    Will President Trump Use Executive Orders to Infuse Competition Into Health Care?

    The latest congressional effort to replace Obamacare with a market-oriented option has failed. So what will President Trump do next? Could he use executive orders? On NC Capital Tonight, Becki Gray, John Locke Foundation senior vice president, weighed in on that option. Watch here.
    Donna Martinez, September 28, 2017
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    Care About Competition and Innovation? Join Us Monday.

    Imagine you’re a doctor trying to deliver quality, affordable eye care and eye surgery to your patients. What happens when you run up against North Carolina’s Certificate-of-Need laws? Dr. Jay Singleton will give his firsthand account on Monday. Save your seat here.
    Donna Martinez, September 27, 2017